Kiss

Fri
18
Mar

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ACE FREHELY

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ACE FREHLEY joins Mitch on episode 204 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

Link to Episode: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-204-ace-frehley-march-2

In the episode's only interview, former KISS guitarist discusses his latest album Origins Vol. 1, working with Paul Stanley, his upcoming 2016 tour plans, the 40th anniversary of KISS' landmark Destroyer album, the 20th anniversary of the pre-reunion MTV Unplugged album, Psycho Circus, the reunion tour and much more.

Quotes from the ACE FREHLEY interview:

Getting Paul Stanley on the album: "It was actually rather easy. I called Paul and he picked up the phone right away. I told him what I was doing and he was very receptive."

"I had originally tried to get Gene on the record, but he never got back to me."

On working with KISS again: "I'm not ruling it out. I always leave the door open. Right now, I'm just very excited about Fire And Water. Paul's really happy with the way it turned out. I'm very happy. So, we're just moving forward in a positive way and whatever happens in the future happens or if it doesn't - it doesn't."

The 1996 KISS - MTV Unplugged album: "It was a little nerve-racking. We weren't sure how the fans were going to receive it, but when we taped the show; the fans just went crazy when me and Peter walked out. It was just one of those moments in time where everything solidified."

"Paul and Gene realized that they had to move forward with me and Peter because the fans wouldn't have it any other way."

The Reunion Tour: "It was a lot of fun in the beginning, but as the years progressed it got a little weird."

"Paul and Gene know how to push my buttons and Peter's buttons."

The supposed reunion album, Psycho Circus: "I felt it would have been a better album if me and Peter had played more on it."

For more about ACE FREHLEY visit:
Online: http://www.acefrehley.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley
TWITTER: @ace_frehley
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/62olK5zZHSgFUXGDykgBL8

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Thu
11
Feb

ACE FREHLEY Reveals His Influences on 'Origins Vol. 1'

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ACE FREHLEY ANNOUNCES COVERS LP, ORIGINS VOL. 1
"WHITE ROOM"
- first single out February 12th
 
PAUL STANLEY SINGS "FIRE AND WATER"
FIRST RECORDING WITH ACE + PAUL IN 18 YEARS!
 
ALL STAR LINE UP OF GUESTS + TRACKLIST ANNOUNCED
OUT APRIL 15, 2016
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY has announced Origins Vol. 1, a covers album featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016 through SPV/Steamhammer in Europe, available as digipak, 2LP and download. Most notably, KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY joins Ace on Free's hit "Fire and Water." This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same recording since KISS' 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.
 
Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy's classic "Emerald," Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs' staple "Wild Thing," Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar on the KISS song "Parasite" and Jimi Hendrix' "Spanish Castle Magic," and Pearl Jam's Mike McCreedy plays guitar on Ace's mainstay "Cold Gin."
 
Ace will be as active as ever on the road in 2016 dates will be announced as soon as possible. Ace will be joined on the road by Richie Scarlet (rhythm, guitar and vocal duties), Chris Wyse on bass and vocals (The Cult), Scott Coogan on drums (Nikki Sixx’s Brides of Destruction).
 
Origins Vol. 1 will be the follow up to Space Invader, released in 2014. Space Invader was Frehley's first studio album in five years, and the album charted all over Europe.
 
Space Invader, received high praise from critics. Rolling Stone wrote, "Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn't deserve to wear Kiss' Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman's first solo LP in five years says otherwise," while Associated Press hailed, "The original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978." Paste Magazine also confirmed, "Space Invader is a good rock album, and it’s an even better guitar record."
 
Tracklisting:
 
1. White Room (original by Cream) 5:04
2. Street Fighting Man (original by The Rolling Stones) 4:00
3. Spanish Castle Magic (original by Jimi Hendrix, feat. John 5) 3:34
4. Fire and Water (original by Free, feat. Paul Stanley) 4:11
5. Emerald (original by Thin Lizzy, feat. Slash), 4:28
6. Bring It On Home (original by Led Zeppelin) 4:25
7. Wild Thing (original by The Troggs, feat. Lita Ford) 3:44
8. Parasite (Kiss, feat. John 5) 4:04
9. Magic Carpet Ride (original by Steppenwolf) 3:43
10. Cold Gin (Kiss, feat. Mike McCreedy) 5:17
11. Till The End Of The Day (original by The Kinks) 2:26
12. Rock N Roll Hell (Kiss) 6:32

The track "White Room" will be released as the first single and is available on all digital platforms tomorrow Friday February 12th.

You can hear the song already on the ROLLING STONE homepage:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ace-frehley-announces-new-lp-white-room-cover-paul-stanley-reunion-20160210

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Thu
05
Nov

Double Stop Podcast - DAVE WITTMAN

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This week on the Double Stop Podcast is a rare interview with Dave Wittman, who Engineered a boatload if records in the 70's and 80's.
 
Dave Wittman discusses his career as a Recording Engineer. From meeting Jimi Hendrix as a teenager, and his first job with Eddie Kramer, to working in the studio with KISS (and the Van Halen demos with Gene Simmons), Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Billy Idol and much, much more. He also discusses the change in the music industry with Grunge, and his work with Trans-Siberian Orchestra both in studio and on the road. This episode features guest co-host Greg Renoff author of the new book Van Halen Rising.
 
 
 
On Engineering early KISS demos 27:30 “Eddie (Kramer) and I did the first demo that got KISS their record deal. They came in and did the classic Cold Gin, Deuce, Strutter - that kind of thing, and we just went in one afternoon and did the kind of did the Beatles thing. The four track to four track to four track kind of thing. That was one of the first things that Eddie trusted me with - with him looking over my shoulder."
 
On Mixing the Gene Simmons Van Halen Demo's 28:25 “Eddie (Kramer) brought in the multi-track tape - it included Runnin’ with the Devil. I didn't actually know who it was at the time, I just knew I loved that song.”

On working with Led Zepplin 34:20 "I got to work on the mixing of Houses of the Holy, and the movie soundtrack The Song Remains the Same. And they used my Marshal top on that, by the way. They needed a Marshal top to do an overdub at 2 in the morning, and I lived around the corner so I went home and got it."
 
Twitter: @TheDoubleStop
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TheDoubleStop
Website: www.TheDoubleStop.com
 
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Mon
02
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BACKYARD BABIES


http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-164-dregen-of-the-backy

DREGEN from Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES joins Mitch on Episode 164 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

 
We discuss the band's stellar new album Four By Four, KISS, the return of THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, more cowbell, new solo music, his book, Supershit 666, the vibrant music scene in Sweden and much more.
 
Quotes from the interview: On being 'bored' with the band: "I couldn't really tell anymore if the gig we did was great or if it totally sucked. I was a machine just doing the same thing every night." The Hellacopters reunion: "Me and Nicke have been talking about putting the original Hellacopters together. We think it's a waste not to do it because I still think the original Hellacopters can still deliver that sound."
 
On KISS: "Between '73 and '78, they were the best band in the world... I'd rather follow the KISS soap opera than the Kardashians, but it's almost the same." "I can't see KISS without Ace Frehley."
 
For more about Dregen & the Backyard Babies visit: Online: http://backyardbabies.com Twitter: @bbabiesofficial & @DregenOfficial Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/backyardbabies
 
Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon
 
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Wed
16
Sep

Mars Attacks Podcast - KISS

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Episode 124 of the Mars Attacks Podcast continues its Classic Albums series, this time around we focus on the 1974 self-titled debut by Kiss.  This episode contains interviews from a bunch of different musicians, show hosts, and journalist.  Among those you will hear are Roch from Radioactive Metal, Chris and Aaron from the Decibel Geek Podcast, Mitch Lafon of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Racer X's Jeff Martin, author Martin Popoff, Josh Christian of Toxik, Carl Canedy of The Rods, former Megadeth guitarist Glen Drover, Joe Stump, Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer, Sharlee D'Angelo of Arch Enemy, Ross The Boss of Death Dealer, Gene Hoglan, Jason McMaster of Dangerous Toys, Charlie Benante of Anthrax, Doro Pesch and courtesy of Talking Metal, Ace Frehley.
 
Among those that have provided written comments include by David Ellefson of Megadeth, former Guns N Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, John Nymann of Y&T, Will Carroll of Death Angel, Dave Starr of Wildestarr, and many more.
 
You can read more here: http://marsattacksradio.com/2015/09/audio/episode-124-classic-albums-kiss-kiss/
 
MP3: http://media.blubrry.com/marsattacksradio/p/marsattacksradio.com/Interviews/Mars_Attacks_Podcast_124.mp3
 
Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/user/marsattacksradio/episode-124-classic-albums-kiss-kiss
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Tue
18
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BOB KULICK

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-141-bob-kulick-kiss-ali

In episode 141 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, guitarist and producer, Bob Kulick, sits down with Mitch to discuss his new book, upcoming EP, working as a ghost musician on KISS' Alive II & Killers albums, the making of the Paul Stanley 1978 solo album, touring with Alice Cooper, the 1989 Paul Stanley solo tour, Balance, Meat Loaf, Motorhead, his brother Bruce Kulick and much much more.

Drummer Allan Schwartzberg co-hosts this episode. Allan is best known to KISS fans for having 'ghost' drummed on KISS' The Elder, Animalize and Asylum albums as well as credited performances on the Gene Simmons and Peter Criss solo albums of 1978. He's also appeared, both credited and uncredited, on multiple Alice Cooper albums.

Quote from the interview:

KISS ALIVE II: "Paul called me and said Ace was dragging."

Feedback from the band on guitar playing during the recording of Alive II: "It doesn't sound like Ace enough. Try to keep it in the ball park."

"I had my own band, Balance. I played with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Meatloaf, and all these people. I'm just on this train going through all of these artists."

I'd agreed to play on Gene and Paul's [1978 solo albums], but it became an issue. To have the same lead player on two of the records just defeated the purpose of everybody doing a different thing."

Bruce Kulick on joining KISS: "This was his fate."

For more about BOB KULICK visit:
TWITTER: @BobKulickMusic
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bob.kulick.75

For more Allan Schwartzberg visit:
Online: http://www.deepdiner.com
Twitter:@ABSchwartzberg
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allan.schwartzberg

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Mon
03
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEVE BROWN (Trixter, Def Leppard)

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In episode 129 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, TRIXTER's Steve Brown joins Mitch to discuss the band's latest album Human Era, Def Leppard, his Mojo Vegas studio, the KISS Revenge tour, Trixter's history and more.

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-129-steve-brown-trixter

Producer Adam Hamilton (former L.A. Guns & The C.C. DeVille Experiment) co-hosts this episode.

Quotes from the interview:

1) On Trixter's days with MCA records: "They wanted us to sound like a garage band. They didn't want us to sound like Def Leppard or Mötley Crüe."

2) "KISS is the band that made me want to do this."

3) On Def Leppard: "It's very bittersweet."

For more about STEVE BROWN & TRIXTER visit: http://www.trixterrocks.com
http://www.stevebrownmusic.biz
http://www.mojovegas.com
TWITTER: @STEVEBROWNROCKS and @trixterrocks
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trixterrocks

For more Adam Hamilton visit: http://www.facebook.com/adam.hamilton.528 and follow him on Twitter:@AdamHamilton1

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, EXTREME, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Wed
01
Jul

Decibel Geek Podcast - DESMOND CHILD

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DESMOND CHILD GUESTS ON DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST

Legendary songwriter/producer Desmond Child guests on this week's episode of the Decibel Geek podcast.  In this hour-plus talk, Desmond looks back on his early days as a performer in the NY-based disco group Desmond Child and Rouge. This band was a favorite of KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley, who used to frequent the band's live shows. A friendship was struck as well as gold when the two collaborated on 'I Was Made for Lovin' You', a Top 10 smash that spanned the globe. Desmond's career in writing/producing took off from there. While the songwriting partnership with Stanley was harmonious, his dealings with the other boss of KISS, Gene Simmons, have been more complex. 'There was one point where they decided they weren't going to have any co-writers on their records. So, they made a big deal out of it because suddenly I was co-writing with KISS and Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper and Joan Jett and having #1 songs and they said 'Well, we have to go against the grain.' Gene started saying, 'Well, we're recording at our studio but we have guards outside the door to keep Desmond Child out.' I was so pissed off. It's like 'Hey guys, I helped to make you richer than you already were, you know? Why would you do that? You're hurting my feelings. If you're gonna attack somebody, attack the other bands (laughs), not the guy that's helped you. I was so hurt. I actually didn't write with them for a very long time after that. But, I came back to write on Paul's solo record. We wrote a great song called 'Live to Win'.'

While that early 90's quote from Simmons stung, Child has gone on to forge a friendship with the long-tongued rock legend. 'Now he's kind of a mentor to me. I'll ask him questions and he emails me right back. Because he has so much experience in every genre; film, television, records. He like an encyclopedia of wealth, of information; especially business-wise. He's a genius.'

While working with Rouge, Child used his songwriting prowess to help work through a big transition in his personal life during the making of the band's sophomore album Runners in the Night. 'It was all about my relationship with Maria because we had started the group together and we were together and then I fell in love with a guy and then realized I was really more gay than I was straight. The first song on that album's called 'The Truth Comes Out' and it's all about my coming out. We thought 'Well let's just put our lives into the music.'

While Desmond Child's songwriting credit list is impressive, boasting over 300 million in sales, his take on the current state of streaming music is sobering. 'Jon (Bon Jovi), Richie (Sambora), and I get 6 million streams on Pandora every quarter on average for 'Livin on a Prayer'; just the one song. Imagine all the other streams we're getting. Yeah, but we got a big check for $110.00 to split amongst the three of us and our publishers. The record companies get 96% of the money and we get 4% because they got in there and made deals and they bought into these companies and frankly, we got dicked. We've gotta turn that around. That's what the Songwriters Equity Act is that's coming through Congress this year. It's to re-establish the 50/50 licensing model for all music usages.'

Also sobering is Desmond's take on the future of terrestrial radio. 'Terrestrial radio will die. It's on its way out, it's over. The whole country of Norway just stopped stopped terrestrial radio; it went digital. So, Sweden's next, then the rest of Europe, then pretty soon the UK. It's gonna be here (USA) too and in Canada. In 10 years there will be no terrestrial radio. There will be no AM. There will be no FM and if it's tilted in that direction where we get 4% and they get 96%, it really hurts the music because people aren't going to choose this as a career. Think about this, when I came to Nashville in 1991, there were over 5,000 signed writers to publishing companies within the 440-Circle (interstate that surrounds Nashville). At last count, there were 237. In 20 years, that's how much music has diminished.'

While his resume is filled with superstars that have provided the soundtrack of millions of lives, Child looks back especially fondly at a songwriting session at a small house in New Jersey with two young rockers that would yield a massive anthem still spun by millions today. 'I rented a car and drove to NJ and went to this little house that was on the edge of a marsh. On the other side of the marsh, like Emerald City, was this oil refinery. It was like the most toxic place on Earth and that's where Richie (Sambora) lived. I had a title in my back pocket; You Give Love a Bad Name. Jon (Bon Jovi) loved that. He had a song on (7800) Farenheit, because he's very resourceful, called 'Shot Through the Heart.' So we started the song with 'Shot through the heart and you're to blame. You give love a bad name.' And history was made.'

The full talk with Desmond Child can be heard via the following links:

Official Website Post URL: http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/conversation-with-desmond-child-ep195/

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The Decibel Geek Podcast, hosted by Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro has been in existence since 2011 and releases new episodes every Monday covering hard rock and heavy metal. The official site for the Decibel Geek podcast is at http://www.decibelgeek.com

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Mon
15
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BRUCE KULICK (ex-Kiss)

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on-1-mitch-lafon-bruce-kulick

In episode 113 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by legendary former KISS and current Grand Funk Railroad guitarist, BRUCE KULICK

In this episode Bruce talks about his new KKB 'Got To Get Back' album and single, working on Billy Squier's The Tale Of The Tape album, lending his talents to Michael Bolton's discography, Meat Loaf, the current state of KISS, working on the classic KISS album's including REVENGE, his early days with KISS, Grand Funk Railroad,working with ESP guitars, the importance of his brother Bob Kulick, ideas for a (KISS) book and much more.


 
Speaking of KISS: "I have no crystal ball to know when they'll truly wind things down."

The '80s KISS era: "A lot of that material is more challenging than some of the vintage stuff that they do."

On potentially replacing Ace: "I was always a nervous wreck because I realised if I got 'the call'... I was happy in Grand Funk and look what happened to Eric. He was in and then he was out. So, I was like 'how am I going to handle this?' Would I really feel comfortable in Ace's outfit, that skin and that vibe? And I would have to play everything like Ace. I don't know. I was very conflicted. I was relieved that I didn't get asked."

Does he miss being in KISS? "Yeah, but at the cost of being the Spaceman... I think that's a better situation for Tommy."

KISS moving on in 2003-04? "Peter thought he had KISS over-the-barrel and the next thing you know Eric's representative gets a call 'can you suit up and be in Japan' and off he went. Much more complicated with the Ace thing - there were a lot of complications about how reliable Ace was, how into it he was, what a wild card he was, and not by design, but a huge advantage for KISS; Tommy Thayer was always ready (just in case). Tommy's past of having been in a tribute band doing Ace and he was there to break Ace in to remind him about some of the songs they did on the reunion tour... I used to hear the rumblings about Ace. 'What are we going to do about Ace?' "

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about Bruce Kulick visit: http://www.kulick.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbrucekulick
TWITTER: @brucekulick

For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

 
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Fri
29
May

Former Kiss Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Releases New Album and Single

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KKB, Bruce Kulick's first band created back in 1974 with his local friends, singer/bassist Mike Katz and drummer Guy Bois, are releasing a brand new single and CD called 'Got To Get Back.' The new single leads off the CD, which continues with 6 more songs they recorded in 1974. The vintage tracks were revisited for 2015, and the original tapes were totally remixed and remastered.

Kulick was fortunate growing up in Jackson Heights, NY to find other talented local musicians who shared the same passion for the British Invasion of rock. They lived within blocks of each other, with drummer Guy's basement being the breeding ground for the musical concoction they were creating. The young band rehearsed for months before entering a studio in NYC capturing music that was urgent, intense and compelling. Sadly, with no clear direction for the group to follow the band never played together live, and ultimately went their separate ways. Bruce continued on in the music world, playing guitar with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf, KISS, and Grand Funk Railroad. 

The music KKB recorded in 1974, however, sat idle on a tape in Kulick's closet for many years. In 2008, Bruce bought a TEAC tape deck at a local garage sale and decided to listen to the KKB recording again. He loved it, and shared it with his friends, who all agreed: "You must release this music for people to hear." The vintage tape was transferred and, after some cleaning up of the tracks, KKB 1974 was released in 2008. The limited-run CD sold out quickly. 

An unexpected new chapter for KKB happened in 2013, when Mike found the original session tapes. By using the actual tracks recorded, Kulick had the opportunity to remix, remaster and get creative with this music once again. But the discovery sparked something substantially more interesting than simply polishing up 'old' music'the desire for Bruce and Mike to create a new song for KKB, 40 years after its genesis.

As a result of KKB's rekindled fire, the trio wrote and recorded a new song, 'Got To Get Back," a total throwback to their vintage sound, style and vibe. Each band member recorded their parts in a local studio'Guy in Paris, Mike in New York City, and Bruce in LA. Further adding to KKB's renaissance, a string quartet, scored by Bruce's longtime collaborator Jeremy Rubolino, was added to the ballad "Someday," giving the song a shine that couldn't have been imagined in 1974.

"This music represents a time in my career that I feel helped define the potential of my guitar playing," Kulick says. "It gives me chills to hear it. The interplay with Mike on bass and Guy on drums was expertly executed, filled with passion that defined our age. To think that so long ago I was involved in something this powerful that sat in my closet unheard for nearly 35 years made me furious. My intense desire to share this music that is relevant now, more than ever, is a huge accomplishment. Play it loud and imagine three young men pouring their hearts out making music, never concerned about anything but the music. That was the intention. It was pure, it was real. And now it's available for all to enjoy."  

KKB's music is in the power rock/progressive/melodic rock genre, and Got To Get Back captures styles of a variety of British bands including Led Zeppelin, Cream, and King Crimson, with arrangements performed in a hard rock trio context. Give it a listen, and see if you agree that this time capsule of music from Kulick's beginnings is totally unique and captivating to your ears.

 
KKB album webpage w/ links for various commercial configurations: www.kulick.net/kkb/
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Tue
12
May

BRUCE KULICK Talks New Single, New Album & Meatloaf

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Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS) confirms Meatloaf ate meatloaf on 1979 Bat out of Hell tour; audio

Key West, FL (5/11/15)- Legendary guitarist Bruce Kulick confirms Meatloaf ate meatloaf, often covered with cream cheese icing, during the 1979 Bat out of Hell tour. Kulick also announces the release of a new single this June and plans for a new solo album.  In a career-spanning interview, Kulick shares stories from topics including:

Meatloaf cannibalism
Michael Bolton's shoe fetish
KISS Exposed video porn stars
Hot in the Shade drum machines
Revenge Spinal Tap
Recording Carr Jam
Alive III fixes
I Walk Alone demos
Paul walking around in Starchild boots during Carnival of Souls
Timeline of KISS reunion negotiations
Art of not making instrumental wankfests
Recording solo albums Audiodog, Transformer, BK3
Release of BK3 Vinyl
Release of new KKB single this June
Plans on new solo album via PledgeMusic

Interview Audio Links:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bruce-kulick-career-spanning/id982235688?i=341702129&mt=2

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cobrasfire/bruce-kulick-career-spanning-interview

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cobras-fire-rock-podcast/cobras-fire/e/bruce-kulick-careerspanning-interview-announces-new-single-37956035

ABOUT

Cobras & Fire is a rock podcast with a silly name focused on sharing new music from bands that have the hooks, melody and attitude of classic rock bands.  Cobras & Fire is part of the growing Decibel Geek podcast family and hosted by Loose Cannon and Bakko, writers from DecibelGeek.com.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cobrasfire/id982235688
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cobras-fire
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cobrasfire
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Cobrasandfire

Bruce Kulick (born December 12, 1953) is an American guitarist, solo artist and current member of Grand Funk Railroad. Previously, Kulick is best known as lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss from September 1984 to August 1996. He also was a member of the bands Union, Blackjack and touring guitarist for Meatloaf.  Kulick has released three solo albums, Audio Dog in 2001, Transformer in 2003, and most recently BK3, which was released on February 2, 2010.  His most recent project is KKB.

KULICK.net - Official Bruce Kulick Website
http://www.kulick.net/
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http://twitter.com/brucekulick
http://www.youtube.com/kulicknet
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Fri
24
Apr

MARK SLAUGHTER On 3 Sides Of The Coin


In Episode 123, April 21, 2015. Mark Slaughter Gives the Not So Pretty Details on Vinnie Vincent. What was the very first comment Vinnie Vincent made to Mark? What was the first comment Gene Simmons said to Mark when Slaughter toured with KISS? Who got the Vinnie Vincent Invasion their record deal? How did Slaughter get their record deal? How did Vinnie treat Mark on stage? Just what kind of a person is Vinnie Vincent? And of course... did Vinnie Vincent save KISS?

A couple revelations by Mark Slaughter:

Vinnie hears Mark sing for the very first time and says "That's bullshit." "That sounds like shit."

Before a show in Philadelphia, Vinnie tells Mark, "You really sounded like garbage last night and if you don't pull it together you're not singing on the record."

Follow Mark Slaughter online at www.MarkSlaughter.com and order his brand new solo album Reflections In A Rear View Mirror.

https://youtu.be/sUdT3jQdZsw?t=1405 23 minute mark the interview begins.

Since launching a year ago Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 1,000,000 times. In the last year, Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.

In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He was the first to build, launch and maintain Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). Tommy Sommers has spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

It's only our opinion... it's neither right nor wrong.

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Tue
31
Mar

ACE FREHLEY Adds Date To Aussie Tour

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SPACE Invades TOWNSVILLE APRIL 21st 2015 - Peforming Solo Anthems and Kiss Classics
 
The Spaceman himself, the legendary ACE FREHLEY is invading Townsville in April!
 
You heard it right KISS founding member ACE FREHLEY is coming to Townsville. When Ace decided to head to Australia early to rehearse for his upcoming Australian Tour he got the word the Townsville was one of the best and most rocking cities in Australia, Ace decided to set up base in Townsville to relax and get the band fully firing by rehearsing for a few days before heading off on tour.
 
And as a special gift to Townsville, Ace has decided to put on a show at the Townsville Civic Theatre on April 21st! Yes Ace and his killer band will perform a full show top heavy with KISS Classics and Solo Anthems. So Townsville will be the first show on the Australian & New Zealand sojourn.
 
Townsville this may never happen again so dont miss this one!
 
From Kiss classics to tracks from his newest album, and everything in between, fans would be hard pressed to leave wanting much more. Fangoria magazine
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 his First Ever New Zealand Solo Shows! "I can't wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I'll be performing ACE classics as well as songs off my new CD 'Space Invader' for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!"
Joining ACE on stage will be Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on ACEs Trouble Walking platter and has toured with Sebastian Bach; bass guitarist Chris Wyse (Ozzy Osbourne & The Cult); and Scot Coogan (Lita Ford & Nikki Sixx).
 
It cannot be denied how many fledgling guitar players he has inspired over the years, or how many established players name Ace their favourite! Uber Rock

The 2-hour set features everything an ACE or KISS fan could hope for. Included are all his Solo Anthems New York Groove (a bona-fide Top 20 Hit in Australia and NZ), Snowblind, Rock Soldiers and highlights from his latest Top 10 Billboard album Space Invader. Plus KISS diamonds such as Strutter, Cold Gin, Love Gun, Deuce, Shock Me & Detroit Rock City. Plus as a special treat for KISS fans, some rare KISS gems that you simply wont hear anywhere else Talk to Me, Rocket Ride, Strange Ways, Parasite & King of the Night Time World.

ACE FREHLEY Live is absolute must for concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than ACE FREHLEY live on stage.
Concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than Ace Frehley live on stage.
Cryptic Rock

View the tour trailer ''HERE''

But Townsville tickets HERE: https://au.patronbase.com/_TVCC/Productions/0819/Performances

For all other shows purchase HERE: http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015_acefrehley


Full Ace Frehley Tour Dates:
Tuesday 21st April TOWNSVILLE Civic Theatre
Friday 24th April WELLINGTON James Cabaret
Saturday 25th April AUCKLAND The Studio
Wednesday 29th April BRISBANE Tivoli Theatre
Thursday 30th April SYDNEY Metro Theatre
Friday 1st May HOBART Wrestpoint Showroom
Saturday 2nd May MELBOURNE Forum Theatre
Wednesday 6th May ADELAIDE The Gov
Thursday 7th May PERTH Astor Theatre
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Tue
17
Mar

Producer Toby Wright Looks Back on KISS’ Carnival of Souls

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Famed producer Toby Wright guests on the Decibel Geek podcast for a 2 part Albums Unleashed special covering KISS' controversial 1997 release Carnival of Souls.

Recommended by producer Bob Ezrin, Wright remembers his initial meeting with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, which took place at A&M Studios: “They kinda put it in my ear why I was there. They wanted to follow a little hip trend going on at the time called Grunge music. The bottom line was, like all artists, they wanted to sell records. Y’know, they want to be on top of the pile. Gene has a big competitive personality so he’s all about being on the top of the pile and whatever it takes to get there.”

Then-guitarist Bruce Kulick was a large creative force during the making of the album. Wright shares his memories of Kulick’s importance as well as a directive from him during pre-production meetings about how to get the most out of Simmons and Stanley for this very different album for KISS. “Bruce and I got really close during that whole record because he played most of the record. Without Bruce, this record wouldn’t exist, ever. During those initial “nobody’s around” conversations, I got inspiration from Bruce and instructions from Bruce that were like “You are gonna have to push the fuck out of these guys (Simmons & Stanley). Don’t be afraid.”

Other advice came from Ezrin who had worked with KISS on their previous album Revenge, “Bob’s told me some stories about Gene. He’s like “Watch out. One fucking smell of weakness and he’ll be all over you.” I’ll always remember that comment. So, I was like “Okay. I’m never gonna show any fear whatsoever that I’m in a room with one of my heroes. He’ll never know that.” He’ll take advantage; big time. He’ll smell fear in your eyes, it’s over for you as far as having any kind of control over a situation; especially in a producer situation where I’m in the studio co-producing with he and Paul (Stanley) and it’s the three of us “making decisions.” Who has the last say? Depends on what the issue is. If it’s something sonically, it’s usually me. If it’s something musical, it’s usually them. It just depends on how the conversation was going and who was the bolder lion that day (laughs).”

Wright was tapped to produce Carnival of Souls, in part, due to his previous work with Alice in Chains. In this 2 part special, Wright details how he pushed the members of the band to attempt harmony vocal takes that mirrored the Seattle quartet’s and how it, ultimately, would fall short in comparison, “It’s just an effect that I use, harmony vocals. I hear all the harmonies in my head like Layne (Staley) did. I do that on a lot of records I produce..Layne and JJerry (Cantrell), they had something special with it because they used notes that people don’t use, typically speaking. Layne and Jerry, theey just did it. That was a part of their art just like Van Gogh picking up a fucking paintbrush. That was their sound. With Gene and Paul, that’s stuff that’s songwriter-forced.  There’s more movement in what Layne and Jerry would’ve done instead of these guys (Simmons & Stanley).

While loved by a core group of KISS fans, the album overall was not embraced by the KISS Army stylistically. Wright remembers, “To be brought into a situation where I’m trying to make someone sound unlike themselves is difficult. I would have rather had this KISS album be entirely them and just do what you do; because that’s what you do. I think a larger number of their fans would have embraced it instead of fighting about “that sucks” or “that’s good.”
While in production, the band were very excited about the prospects of this change in sound and, according Wright, putting a lot of eggs into the Grunge basket, “I was already slated to produce the next one ..It was in my contractt. If this one had shipped platinum, I was to produce the next KISS album.”

As many now know, everything came to a halt one day in the studio when Simmons and Stanley called a meeting with Wright and the rest of the band to make an announcement that would have a major impact on the album as well as two of the band members, “We were about done with the record. Gene got the call. Somebody offered him 100 million to put back on the makeup with all the original members. And that announcement in that room; holy shit.We all knew right as the words came out off his mouth that we were done.“\Paul didn’t really look aroundd much. Gene, he was Paul Revere. He was the messenger that should’ve gotten shot (laughs).”

Carnival of Souls would soon thereafter leak on the internet and become a widely distributed bootleg album, with KISS fans snatching it up online as well as at KISS conventions. Rumors swirled that a member of the band may have been responsible for leaking the album. In this 2 part discussion Wright reflects, “I do remember getting questioned, big time. Who knows who did it? I have great ideas on who did it. If it was a band member, I’d just say it was for his personal gain and I’m sure he made a lot of fucking money.”

The album would finally get a proper release in October of 1997 when it was issued by Mercury Records with very little fanfare. Wright remembers the experience being very bittersweet, “I was thinking that I’m working on another multiplatinum album, and it should’ve been, and then all of a sudden they shelve it. 2 years later, now they’re releasing it and didn’t put any marketing push behind it and it’s like “Why did you bother?””

Parts 1 and 2 of Albums Unleashed Carnival of Souls with Toby Wright can be heard using the links below:

MP3 Links:
Part 1: http://traffic.libsyn.com/dbgeekshow/Albums_Unleashed_Carnival_of_Souls_1.mp3
Part 2: http://traffic.libsyn.com/dbgeekshow/Albums_Unleashed_Carnival_of_Souls_P.mp3

 
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Thu
12
Mar

KISS Australian Tour Announced, Dead Daisies As Support

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KISS have announced their Australian tour dates. The press release goes as follows:
 
"Ready for one of THE greatest bands in rock’n’roll history with one of THE most spectacular shows Australia will see this year?
 
Ready for a stage production called ‘The Spider’, moved by 38 computer controlled winches, featuring 220 automated lights, weighing in at 43,000 kgs, incorporating 900 pieces of pyrotechnics and powered by 400,000 watts of sound?
Add in showmanship that continues to thrill audiences around the world, some of the best damn rock anthems in music history and there’s only ONE band we can be talking about....... KISS!
Get your face paint ready Australia because Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are on their way Down Under in October as part of their 40th Anniversary world tour. Kicking off at the Perth Arena on Saturday October 3, then to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, for the first time ever Newcastle and with New Zealand to be announced next week, it’s the news the rabid KISS army fans have been waiting for!
 
Paul Stanley said: "I've loved Australia since the very first time I visited. It is one of the greatest secrets on earth and probably better to keep it that way. The food, wine and women are all extraordinary and everyone has always welcomed me and made me feel like it is home."
KISS has just completed a Japanese tour, which coincided with the release of a collaboration single with the country’s famous all-girl group Momoiro Clover Z. The song “Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina” (Samurai Son) – composed by Paul Stanley – hit #1 on the Japanese charts introducing KISS to a whole new generation of fans. The tour ended with a show for 40,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome last week, featuring the Momoiro Clover Z girls joining KISS for the encore.
With countless timeless hits like ‘Rock’n’Roll All Nite’, ‘I Was Made For Loving You’, ‘Detroit Rock City’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’, ‘Lick It Up’ and ‘God Gave Rock’n’Roll To You’, the KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation.
A KISS concert is like no other, and with tickets starting from just $98, it’s an extravaganza that everyone needs to experience!
 
Special guests are The Dead Daisies, a powerful musical collective created by a rotating line-up that features some of the world’s best rock musicians. This tour features Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses, The Psychedelic Furs), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses, Hookers & Blow), David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix) and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol). The band supported KISS on US dates last year and will also join them for the European tour in June. The Dead Daisies are currently recording their second studio album in Australia to be released in June 2015.
 
ABOUT KISS:
 
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America's top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS is currently featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos and Google Play. In 2014, KISS launched their inaugural Arena Football League Season with the LA KISS Football team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans.
KISS is celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April of 2014, as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary. KISS 40, a new album celebrating 40 years of Rock ‘N Roll is available now.
 
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Saturday October 3 PERTH Arena
Tuesday October 6 ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
Thursday October 8 MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena
Saturday October 10 SYDNEY AllPhones Arena
Monday October 12 NEWCASTLE Entertainment Centre
Tuesday October 13 BRISBANE Entertainment Centre
 
Tickets on sale - Thursday March 26 at 2.00pm from www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
 

 

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Mon
09
Mar

KISS Australian Tour Announcement Due

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KISS are set to announce their Australian tour dates as early as this week if leaked dates are anything to go by. News was posted at respected Aussie music hub Noise11.com - http://www.noise11.com/news/kiss-to-tour-australia-with-whitesnake-20150304
 
Initial reports had the iconic band teaming up with WHITESNAKE as a killer double bill. But my sources indicate that while that was the original plan, the deal to include Whitesnake fell apart a couple of weeks ago. And that was still true as of 2 days ago.
There is no word yet on just who might accompany Kiss or if the Snake deal can be resurrected.
 
Rumored dates:
 
October 3, Perth
October 5, Adelaide
October 8, Melbourne
October 10, Sydney
October 12, Newcastle
October 13, Brisbane
October 16, Auckland
 
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Wed
25
Feb

ACE FREHLEY Announces SPACE INVADER European Tour 2015

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Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY released his latest album "Space Invader" last year through SPV/Steamhammer and entered the charts in whole Europe.

 
 
Now he`s leaving the stratosphere and visits planet earth for a European tour. Expect songs from "Space Invader" as well as songs from Frehley`s Comet and Kiss. Ace`s team consists of Richie Scarlet (guitar), Chris Wyse (bass) and Scot Coogan (drums).

ACE FREHLEY European "Space Invader" Tour 2015

06.06. SE-Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
07.06. NO-Oslo - Rockefeller
10.06. D-Hamburg - Grünspan
11.06. NL-Zoetermeer - Bordereij
13.06. GB-Donington - Download Festival
14.06. F-Vaureal - Le Forum
15.06. D-Bochum - Zeche
17.06. SE-Stockholm - Gröna Lund
20.06. F-Clisson - Hellfest
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www.acefrehley.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

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Sat
31
Jan

THE RADIO SUN Record Original Tribute Song To Ace Frehley

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Australian melodic rock band The Radio Sun have penned an original tribute to Ace Frehley titled 'SpaceMan'. Guitarist Stevie Janevski goes on to say 'all of us in The Radio Sun grew up on a healthy diet of KISS and in particular were all inspired by the original spaceman Ace Frehley. This song is a bit of fun and is not meant to defame anyone in particular but rather a stance acknowledging the original SpaceMan'.
 
People can hear the song here:
 

The Radio Sun will release their second full length album mid 2015, currently being mixed by Paul Laine (ex Danger Danger). *SpaceMan will not be on the upcoming album but rather something special the band put together before the full length album's release.

*SpaceMan will be released as a 4 song cd/ep and will also be available on ITunes, Spotify, Google Play etc. soon. Pre Order info very soon!

Art concept and design - created by Marc Welsh.

www.theradiosun.com
www.facebook.com/theradiosun
Twitter: @theradiosun

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Wed
21
Jan

ACE FREHLEY Set To Invade Downunder

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Metropolis Touring and Tombowler present:
 
''Invading Down Under'' April / May 2015
 
Peforming Solo Anthems and Kiss Classics

 
'From Kiss classics to tracks from his newest album, and everything in between, fans would be hard pressed to leave wanting much more.'
Fangoria magazine
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 his First Ever New Zealand Solo Shows!

"I can't wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I'll be performing ACE classics as well as songs off my new CD 'Space Invader' for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!"

Joining ACE on stage will be Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on ACE's 'Trouble Walking' platter and has toured with Sebastian Bach; bass guitarist Chris Wyse (Ozzy Osbourne & The Cult); and Scot Coogan (Lita Ford & Nikki Sixx).
'It cannot be denied how many fledgling guitar players he has inspired over the years, or how many established players name Ace their favourite!'
Uber Rock

The 2-hour set features everything an ACE or KISS fan could hope for. Included are all his Solo Anthems ' 'New York Groove' (a bona-fide Top 20 Hit in Australia and NZ), 'Snowblind', 'Rock Soldiers' and highlights from his latest Top 10 Billboard album 'Space Invader'. Plus KISS diamonds such as 'Strutter', 'Cold Gin', 'Love Gun', 'Deuce', 'Shock Me' & 'Detroit Rock City'. Plus as a special treat for KISS fans, some rare KISS gems that you simply won't hear anywhere else ' 'Talk to Me', 'Rocket Ride', 'Strange Ways', 'Parasite' & 'King of the Night Time World'.

ACE FREHLEY Live is absolute must for 'concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than ACE FREHLEY live on stage.'
'Concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than Ace Frehley live on stage.'
Cryptic Rock

View the tour trailer ''HERE''
Tickets on sale 9:00am Wednesday 28th January from: http://bit.ly/AceTix1
 
Ace Frehley Tour Dates:
 
Friday 24th April WELLINGTON James Cabaret
Saturday 25th April AUCKLAND The Studio
Wednesday 29th April BRISBANE Tivoli Theatre
Thursday 30th April SYDNEY Metro Theatre
Friday 1st May HOBART Wrestpoint Showroom
Saturday 2nd May MELBOURNE Forum Theatre
Wednesday 6th May ADELAIDE The Gov
Thursday 7th May PERTH Astor Theatre
 

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Tue
20
Jan

One On One With Mitch Lafon - WORK OF ART

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On this episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon: interviews with Robert Säll and Herman Furin of Swedish band Work Of Art as well as the brother of KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, John Thayer. John discusses his latest album (the Laurel Street EP), talks about his music, speaks with pride about his brother Tommy and addresses the issue of the 'Spaceman' makeup. The members of WORK OF ART discuss their career up to now, the brilliant new album FRAMEWORK, Robert talks about his side-project W.E.T. with Eclipse's Erik Mårtensson and singer Jeff Scott Soto. Russ Dwarf of the Killer Dwarfs co-hosts.

For more about WORK OF ART visit: http://www.woa.se ; and http://www.facebook.com/musicofworkofart

Find JOHN THAYER visit :http://www.facebook.com/johnthayermusic ;and http://www.johnthayermusic.com

Follow WORK OF ART on Twitter: @WOAmusic

Follow JOHN THAYER on Twitter: @johnthayermusic

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

Listen and subscribe to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on:

iHeartRadio: http://www.iheart.com/show/53-One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon/

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Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/show/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-2

TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon-p644313/

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Tue
23
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - PEPPY CASTRO

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Peppy Castro of the Blues Magoos guests on Episode 80 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Talking Metal's Mark Strigl co-hosts.

In this episode's sole interview, Peppy Castro talks about his association with KISS and his efforts on the band's 1980 Unmasked album, knowing Ace Frehley as a teenager, his latest album Just Beginning, his band Balance with Bob Kulick, the iconic musical Hair, making new music with the Blues Magoos as well as their latest effort, Psychedelic Resurrection, and more.

For more about Peppy visit: http://www.peppycastro.comand on Twitter: @Peppycastro

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

Listen and subscribe to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on:

iHeartRadio: http://www.iheart.com/show/53-One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon/id851055518?mt=2

Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/show/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-2

TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/One-On-One-with-Mitch-Lafon-p644313/

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/talking-metal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch

And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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Fri
28
Nov

'Sealed With A KISS' – Revised & Expanded Book by Lydia Criss on Sale

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Get Kissed This Christmas Day!
CYBER MONDAY SALE!
 
“Sealed With A KISS” – Revised & Expanded Book by Lydia Criss
A deluxe hardcover collection of over 1,500 rare and
unpublished photos, memorabilia and memories
from the early days of the most successful theatrical
rock band of all time…
 
1 Day Sale (December 1st) available at: www.LydiaCriss.com
 
 
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Mon
22
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - BRETT BOUCHY (L.A. Kiss)

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Episode 51 of One On One With Mitch Lafon features an exclusive chat with the L.A. KISS managing partner and co-owner, BRETT BOUCHY. This episode was co-hosted by Talking Metal's Mark Strigl.

In this episode's only interview, L.A. KISS' Brett Bouchy discusses the Arena Football League's team inception, the working relationship with KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, the team's on-field performance and the AMC show 4th And Loud. The show takes you inside the day-to-day dealings and drama of the L.A. KISS. From the early triumphant declarations that Los Angeles' newest team was championship bound to the quick realization that the team was going to need a lot of help to win even just one game. KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are not used to losing and being the owners of a 3-15 team (having lost their last six) seemingly did not sit well with them. AMC's 4th And Loud exposes their and the team's management frustrations. Catch all the tension, drama and decision making every Tuesday night at 10PM (9PM central) only on AMC

You can watch Mitch's chat with Brett Bouchy exclusively here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7azphRp-pRw

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Thu
18
Sep

KISS Announce 'Love Gun' Deluxe Edition Out October 28

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Universal Music are proud to announce the next stage of KISS' 40th anniversary celebrations, with the release of a Deluxe Edition of the 1977 U.S. platinum album, Love Gun, on 2CD and digital formats.

The band's sixth studio recording, Love Gun was the first album to feature lead vocal performances from all four original band members, and the last studio album with the original KISS line-up. Love Gun has since gone on to sell more than four million copies worldwide.

The 2CD / digital edition includes the complete original album re-mastered on the first disc, featuring such classics as the title track 'Plaster Caster', the song inspired by Cynthia Plaster Caster, the groupie famous for taking casts of rock star genitalia; 'Shock Me', written about Ace Frehley suffering an electric shock during a concert in Lakeland, Florida; 'Christine Sixteen', and 'Then She Kissed Me', the band's cheeky, gender-switching cover of the Crystals' 1963 hit penned by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector.

The second disc is made up of rare, previously unreleased Love Gun demos of 'Plaster Caster', 'Then She Kissed Me', 'Tomorrow and Tonight' and 'Much Too Soon'. Also, the first four lines of the demo 'I Know Who You Are' eventually evolved and became the song 'Living In Sin'. A glimpse into Paul Stanley's creative process is demonstrated in 'Love Gun (Teaching Demo)' with Stanley talking through the various chords of the song after writing the song with the next version ' 'Love Guun (Demo)' ' being the complete demo performance. 'Reputation', the only previously released demo, was originally included on this year's KISS 40 compilation.

Also included is a 1977 interview with Gene Simmons, as well as three never-before-available live tracks from the KISS show at the Capitol Centre, Landover in Maryland U.S.A. from December 20, 1977 ' 'Love Gun', 'Christine Sixteen' and 'Shock Me'. The package also includes liner notes written by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, currently on tour with KISS.

CD ONE - Original Album:
1. I Stole Your Love
2. Christine Sixteen
3. Got Love For Sale
4. Shock Me
5. Tomorrow And Tonight
6. Love Gun
7. Hooligan
8. Almost Human
9. Plaster Caster
10. Then She Kissed Me

CD TWO - Demos, Interview & Live:
1. Much Too Soon (Demo)*
2. Plaster Caster (Demo)*
3. Reputation (Demo)
4. Love Gun (Teaching Demo)*
5. Love Gun (Demo)*
6. Gene Simmons Interview (1977)*
7. Tomorrow And Tonight (Demo)*
8. I Know Who You Are (Demo)*
9. Love Gun (Live in Largo, MD 1977)*
10. Christine Sixteen (Live in Largo, MD 1977)*
11. Shock Me (Live in Largo, MD 1977)*

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Thu
18
Sep

One on One with Mitch Lafon - ACE FREHLEY & QUEENSRYCHE

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Legendary (former) KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY and Queensrÿche guitarist, Michael Wilton, join Mitch on Episode 49 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. This episode was co-hosted by Creatures Of The Net Podcast host Cassius Morris.

In our first interview, iconic guitarist ACE FREHLEY talks to Mitch about his upcoming tour and new album, SPACE INVADER. The pair also discuss Richie Scarlet re-joining him on his upcoming tour, the recording of KISS’ Psycho Circus album, whether of not The Joker was anappropriate song to cover, his upcoming second book, his upcoming covers album, who was/is the best KISS drummer, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, was the Frehley’s Comet CD Second Sighting really a Tod Howarth solo album, the probability of reforming with Four By Fate’s John Regan and Tod Howarth and much more.

In this episode’s second interview Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton talks about the band’s rights in regards to performing the Operation: Mindcrime album, his SOULBENDER band and upcoming Soulbender II album, the release of a live Queensrÿche album with their new vocalist, writing for the next album and more.

For more ACE FREHLEY visit:https://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley;
and on Twitter: @ace_frehley

For more Michael Wilton visit:http://www.queensrycheofficial.com;and follow on Twitter: @MikeoftheRyche & @queensryche

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This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place Octobber 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven’s Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

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