Kiss

Tue
23
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - PEPPY CASTRO

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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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

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Fri
28
Nov

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

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Friday, November 28, 2014
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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unpublished photos, memorabilia and memories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
 
 
 
Mon
22
Sep

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

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Monday, September 22, 2014
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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-51-brett-bouchy

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

 
Thu
18
Sep

KISS Announce 'Love Gun' Deluxe Edition Out October 28

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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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)*

 
Thu
18
Sep

One on One with Mitch Lafon - ACE FREHLEY & QUEENSRYCHE

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-49-ace-frehley-queensrych

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

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

Find CASSIUS MORRIS online at:http://www.creaturesofthenet.com

Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

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

 
Wed
17
Sep

Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History's Greatest Moments

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Legendary Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History's Greatest Moments

- Available as Limited Edition Prints via www.BLACKLIGHTNINGGALLERY.com


 
Legendary rock n' roll photographer Gene Kirkland, who is recognized worldwide for photographing the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80's and 90's, has opened up his archives for the first time in history! Twelve months ago, Kirkland teamed up with Black Lightning Gallery (www.BlackLightningGallery.com) to unearth a generous stash of shots that had remained hidden and locked away since those glory days ' many spanning back nearly twenty years!

Black Lightning Gallery undertook what can only be described as a painstaking labor of love to curate, restore and unveil these rare images. In addition, they worked to select iconic, renowned shots to be released as limited edition fine art prints (see below for more info).

Kirkland, in association with Los Angeles' Black Lightning Gallery, has unveiled the first selection of images from the collection, including Guns N' Roses during the 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' video shoot, Ozzy Osbourne backstage with a white dove, Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985, Motley Crue during the 'Girls, Girls, Girls' video shoot, Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai with David Lee Roth, Metallica with Cliff Burton, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Van Halen and many more.

MAKE THESE PRINTS YOUR OWN!

Visit Black Lightning Gallery now via BlackLightningGallery.Com and experience their brand new online presence! The new site features many exclusive images, hand signed by Gene Kirkland himself, which are all available to the public for purchase as limited numbered editions. The website has many fan bonuses including exclusive looks at images of backstage passes from the shows, personal memories from Gene Kirkland and many more.

***Once the numbered limited editions sell out, there will not be reprints! More historic images will be added over time.

'I hope you enjoy looking back at these amazing memories as much as I enjoyed capturing them. These photographs hold very dear memories of a glorious time and I am proud to have them available to fans worldwide.' - Gene Kirkland, Photographer

'Black Lightning Gallery is honored to be working with Gene in releasing these seminal works in the history of Rock and Roll. As huge music fans ourselves it's incredible to see these frames and just as exciting for us to know fans would have a chance to own one.' ' Rohan Ocean, Black Lightning Gallery
 
IMAGE SAMPLES:
 

Guns N' Roses at the 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' Video Shoot
 
 
 


 
Motley Crue on the set of 'Girls, Girls, Girls'

 

 

Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985

 
 
Wed
27
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute EP

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
 
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In episode 41 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by KILLER DWARFS' frontman, Russ Dwarf. The two discuss Mitch's new 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute EP in benefit of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Home (Quebec, Canada). The album features DICK WAGNER's final recording - a cover of KISS' Every Time I Look At You (recorded earlier this year - 2014). Dick provided the guitar solo on the original KISS version of the song as it appeared on their 1992 Revenge album. This episode also features interviews with former IRON MAIDEN singer, Paul DiAnno and late KISS drummer Eric Carr's sister, Loretta.

In our first interview, Paul DiAnno discusses his knee injury, current recording & touring plans, the first two Iron Maiden albums, royalties from his Maiden days, Rod Smallwood, touring with KISS and much more.

Our second interview is with late KISS drummer Eric Carr's sister, Loretta. She discusses her brother and his time with the band.

The Tracklisting for the 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute EP is:

1) C'mon And Love Me by The Killer Dwarfs
2) Calling Dr. Love by Crash Kelly (featuring Four By Fate's Sean Kelly)
3) Save Your Love By Matt Bradshaw
4) Every Time I Look At You by Dick Wagner
5) Nothin' To Lose By the Killer Dwarfs and features piano by Bruce Foster (who played on the original KISS version 40 years ago)
6) Coming Home By Sudden Flames

Available on iTunes: A World With Heroes EP featuring 6 brand new songs:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-ep-kiss-tribute/id909198329

For More Paul DiAnno visit:http://www.facebook.com/diannothebeastand and http://www.pauldianno.com on TWITTER: @Paul_DiAnno

For more about Loretta & Eric Carr visit: http://www.ericcarr.com andhttp://www.facebook.com/EricCarrOfficial on TWITTER: @EricCarr_TheFox

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 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

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684and the upcoming A World With Heroes EP featuring 6 brand new songs:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-ep-kiss-tribute/id909198329

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iTunes, Spreaker and Stitcher.

Follow my co-hosts: MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal
and Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

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Tue
19
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - ROCK FOR RUBEN & BRUCE KULICK


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In episode 39 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch talks to former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick about the Rock For Ruben benefit taking place in Los Angeles on August 20th. Bruce also reflects on the late Eric Carr and the recent passing of guitarist Dick Wagner. Follow Bruce Kulick on Twitter: @brucekulick

For more about the Rock For Ruben Benefit:

KENNY ARONOFF, BRUCE KULICK, GILBY CLARKE (GnR) & ELLIOTT EASTON (The Cars) and JAMES LOMENZO JOINS RICK SPRINGFIELD - ALONG WITH JOHN 5 TO ROCK FOR CANCER AT:
THE HOUSE OF BLUES, SUNSET STRIP - WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20TH

TONY SCOTT OF 95.5 KLOS TO M/C THE NIGHTS FESTIVITIES

HUGE SILENT AUCTION OF ROCK MEMORABILIA
Special Benefit Concert for Ricks Springfield’s Good Friend and Guitar Tech Ruben Velasco

LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2014) - Rick Springfield is hosting a oonce in a lifetime benefit concert tagged “Rock For Ruben” in benefit for his good friend and guitar tech Ruben Velasco. Joining Springfield is Kenny Aronoff (Drum God), Bruce Kulick (KISS, Gilby Clarke (GnR) and James Lomenzo (John Fogerty, Megadeth), to perform an all-star set of Rubens favorite band in the world KISS!

Rick Springfield and band will perform a full concert along with John 5 (Rob Zombie) joining Springfield on stage for some serious shredding on some classic Van Halen tunes! Elliott Easton (the Cars) will slide in and give you just what you needed to rock out! More special guests to be announced in the following weeks to come. This is not a usual Springfield concert 'Expect tthe unexpected' This night will close with a HUGE surprise!

The concert’s goal is to raise money to help pay for medical expenses associated with Ruben’s battle against cancer. “Ruben Velasco, our friend and guitar tech extraordinaire is fighting for his life,” says Springfield. “He has been diagnosed with fourth stage cancer and has a lot of medical expenses coming up in his fight. Any and all donations would be loved and welcomed.”

This special benefit concert for Ruben will be held on August 20, 2014 at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The event will also include some exclusive VIP opportunities such as a private pre-concert dinner with Rick and only 18 guests. For further details on the "Rock for Ruben" benefit concert, please visit:http://rickspringfield.com/rock-for-ruben.

Ruben's favorite animal charity organization, Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary, is also accepting individual donations on his behalf and will channel 100% of your donation directly to Ruben. Donations can be made at:www.youcaring.com/rubenscancerfund.

For more information about the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast:

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 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

 
Mon
11
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - BINKY PHILIPS (KISS)

Monday, August 11, 2014
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Binky Philips goes One On One - and tells his KISS stories...

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In episode 36 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-hosts Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS).

This episode features an in-depth interview with The Planets, BINKY PHILIPS. BINKY talks about his friendship with Paul Stanley, being around KISS in their formative years, his book 'My Life In The Ghost Of Planets: The Story Of A CBGB Almost-Was - A Single Notes Book' and so much more. This is one episode that KISS fans simply CANNOT miss.

For More THE PLANETS visit:http://www.facebook.com/ThePlanets

For more BINKY PHILIPS visit:http://www.binkyphilips.com

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

Follow MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

 
Thu
31
Jul

Three Sides Of The Coin - ACE FREHLEY Album Review

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5L9rso2234

Episode 86, July 29, 2014. Ace Frehley's new album Space Invader landed in our inboxes so this week we do a track by track review. Our first impressions of our first listen. We discuss what is outstanding, what misses the mark and rate the album on a scale of 1 to 10. Mark Cicchini this week catches up with his Music from the Elder part one collectibles.

Since launching a year ago Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 500,000 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.

 
Thu
31
Jul

R.I.P. DICK WAGNER, Former Alice Cooper Guitarist

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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R.I.P Dick Wagner. Another big loss to the rock world.
 
 
 
'Dick Wagner was the consummate gentleman axeman,' Kiss' Gene Simmons says.

Dick Wagner, the guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, among others, died Wednesday (July 30) at the age of 71 in Phoenix.

Wagner, who was also part of the groups The Frost and Ursa Major, had been hospitalized after contracting a lung infection following heart surgery in early July. Though he had posted a Facebook message on July 21 saying "I can't wait to play for you all again one day soon" -- signed "Dick'N THE ICU" -- Wagner was in a medically induced coma at the time of his death from respiratory failure.

"Dick Wagner was the consummate gentleman axeman. (He) will be missed," Kiss' Gene Simmons said in a statement on Wednesday, noting that Wagner played the "blistering" guitar solo on the Destroyer track "Sweet Pain." Kiss frontman Paul Stanley had this to say: "Dick was a stellar player and his work with Steve Hunter on Lou Reed's Rock&Roll Animal is legendary. He also did great work with Alice Cooper and uncredited ghosting on Destroyer and albums by some of our contemporaries. A huge talent with a huge tone and huge heart. A great unsung hero."

 
 
Mon
14
Jul

Decibel Geek Podcast - KEN BARR (Kiss Road Crew)

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Monday, July 14, 2014
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KEN BARR (KISS ROAD CREW) GUESTS ON DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST

Former KISS crew member Ken Barr talks to the Decibel Geek podcast this week for an in-depth discussion of a very transitional phase in the Hottest Band in the Land's career. Ken was a drum tech/guitar tech/carpenter for KISS from 1992 - 1996. His tenure included the Revenge tour, Alive III, the 1995 convention tour, MTV Unplugged, Reunion tour rehearsals, and the 1996 KROQ Weenie Roast. Lots of stories about the personalities behind the members of KISS, stories from the road, and Ken's thoughts on what the band is doing today.

Listen here:

http://dbgeekshow.blogspot.com/2014/07/conversation-with-ken-barr-ep145.html

 
 
Fri
11
Jul

ACE FREHLEY Space Invader European Tracklistings and Configurations Revealed

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Friday, August 15, 2014
ACE FREHLEY SPACE INVADER European Tracklistings and Configurations revealed!

Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY will release his new album "Space Invader" in Germany/Scandinavia on August 15th and rest of Europe on August 18th as a limited edition digipak with a different cover and also including 2 bonus tracks and a poster, as a double gatefold orange coloured LP version including 4 bonus tracks, as a standard CD version and download.

Tracklistings:

Limited Digi CD incl. 2 bonus tracks and poster

1. Space Invader

2. Gimme A Feelin` (radio edit)

3. I Wanna Hold You

4. Change

5. Toys

6. Immortal Pleasures

7. Inside The Vortex

8. What Every Girl Wants

9. Past The Milky Way

10. Reckless

11. The Joker

12. Starship

Bonus Tracks:

13. The Joker (extended version)

14. Reckless (different remix version)

Standard Version

1. Space Invader

2. Gimme A Feelin` (radio edit)

3. I Wanna Hold You

4. Change

5. Toys

6. Immortal Pleasures

7. Inside The Vortex

8. What Every Girl Wants

9. Past The Milky Way

10. Reckless

11. The Joker

12. Starship

2 LP gatefold version incl. 4 bonus tracks, coloured vinyl, printed innersleeves

Side 1
1. Space Invader

2. Gimme A Feelin` (radio edit)

3. I Wanna Hold You

4. Change

Side 2

1. Toys

2. Immortal Pleasures

3. Inside The Vortex

4. What Every Girl Wants

Side 3

1. Past The Milky Way

2. Reckless

3. The Joker

4. Starship

Side 4 (Bonus Tracks)

1. The Joker (extended version)

2. Reckless (different remix version)

3. Space Invader (radio edit)

4. Gimme A Feelin` (explicit version)

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 "Gimme a Feelin' is the first single released from the new album.

You can listen to the song here:

https://soundcloud.com/steamhammer-spv/ace-frehley-gimme-a-feelin

"Gimme a Feelin'" is now available for purchase on all digital platforms in Europe.

____________________________________________________________

www.acefrehley.com

www.spv.de

 
 
Tue
10
Jun

ACE FREHLEY DEBUTS "GIMME A FEELIN'

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Categories: 


ACE FREHLEY DEBUTS "GIMME A FEELIN'" ~ ALL NEW LP SPACE INVADER OUT LATE SUMMER!

Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has debuted an all new single titled "Gimme a Feelin'.

You can listen to the song here:

https://soundcloud.com/steamhammer-spv/ace-frehley-gimme-a-feelin

"Gimme a Feelin'" is now available for purchase on all digital platforms in Europe.

The new effort serves as the first single from his all new LP SPACE INVADER slated for a late summer release via Steamhammer/SPV in Europe as digipak, 2LP, standard version and download.

www.acefrehley.com
www.spv.de

 
Tue
20
May

ACE FREHLEY REUNITES WITH KEN KELLY FOR 'SPACE INVADER' COVER ART

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Monday, July 7, 2014
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ACE FREHLEY REUNITES WITH KEN KELLY FOR 'SPACE INVADER' COVER ART
 

Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Ace Frehley has tapped long time friend and artist Ken Kelly to create the album cover for his upcoming LP SPACE INVADER, due out July 7th. Kelly, who created the iconic cover art for two of KISS's best selling LPS, Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977), says,  "It was very exciting when I was approached with the idea of doing an album cover for Ace."

 

Ken Kelly is also widely known for his paintings in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy sub genres, most notably for the Conan the Barbarian novels. He continues, "I had spoken to Ace on a few occasions about the possibility, so I was delighted when it actually happened."

Ace Frehley himself comments, 'I've been talking with Ken Kelly since 2007 about painting a CD Cover for me and it has finally happened! I couldn't be more excited about the new Space Invader cover and the music behind it is also going to rock your world!'

With nearly 35 years between projects, KISS fans will surely be excited about this long-time duo working together again. Kelly concludes, "I am very pleased with the results and proud to play a part of Ace's continuing successful career!"

 

ACE FREHLEY will release SPACE INVADER, his first new solo album in five years, via SPV/Steamhammer in Europe on July 7th, 2014. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller's 'The Joker.' 

Widely known as the original 'Space Ace" and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member.  In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley's self titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, 'New York Groove,' from any of the legendary KISS solo albums; (peaking at #13).   The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS' second best selling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as 'I Was Made For Lovin' You,' 'Beth' and 'Calling Dr. Love' even after 36 years.
 
Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a welcoming response among critics. "'Anomaly' shows why many rock and metal guitarists list 'Space Ace' as a prime six-string influence," said Rolling Stone.

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www.acefrehley.com
www.spv.de

 
Wed
07
May

VINNIE VINCENT SPECIAL - DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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FORMER VINNIE VINCENT DRUMMER DISCUSSES MAKING OF UNRELEASED ALBUM
VINNIE VINCENT SPECIAL PART 5 - EPISODE 135
DECIBEL GEEK PODCAST
 
The Decibel Geek Podcast has released the fifth installment of it's Vinnie Vincent Special with Episode 135 - Vinnie Vincent Special Part 5 w/Andre Labelle.
 
In this in-depth discussion, hosts Aaron Camaro and Chris Czynszak are joined by former Vinnie Vincent and current drummer of The Sky Andre LaBelle. Andre was tapped by Vincent for the recording of the still-unreleased Guitars from Hell album that was in production from 1989 - 1992. LaBelle shares his memories of auditioning for the enigmatic former KISS guitarist, the amazing amount of equipment available, and the meticulous recording techniques that seemed to define Vincent as the extremist of which he has been described.
 
The album went through numerous titles during production. In this long-form discussion, LaBelle recalls a period where Vincent was bouncing between projects; his own and his contribution at the time to KISS' upcoming 1992 release and how one of his titles plays into KISStory.
 
Other topics discussed in this episode include Vinnie's method for punching in his guitar parts in the studio as well as how budgets were stretched and tensions caused a break from Vincent's then-label Enigma; causing the project to be shelved to this day.
 
Episode 135 - Vinnie Vincent Special Part 5 w/Andre LaBelle is now available for download/stream at the following link:
 
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