EAST TEMPLE AVENUE album featuring Bruce Kulick From
Related Recordings On
November 27 German label AOR Heaven will release EAST TEMPLE AVENUE
's debut album "Both Sides of Midnight".
Bruce Kulick plays lead guitar on the song "My Last Breath".
early version of "My
Last Breath" (also featuring Bruce Kulick) was released
July 2018 as a digital single by The Darren Phillips Project.
EAST TEMPLE AVENUE re-recorded
the song for the "Both Sides Of Midnight" 2020 album, with
keeping Bruce Kulick's original lead guitar of the 2018 version.
The album is one of Darren Phillips's projects, who
have released a CD single of the Paul Stanley / Jean Beauvoir
penned song "Best
Man For You". From
In 2017, guitarist/songwriter/producer Darren Phillips hosted a
melodic rock radio show in his native homeland of Australia.
Throughout the lifetime of the show, Darren conversed with many
artists from across the melodic rock world and inevitably the
conversation turned to songwriting and collaboration. These
conversations spawned Volume One of The Darren Phillips Project
and an ongoing friendship/collaboration between all involved.
In 2018 Phillips approached to bass player Dennis Butabi Borg (Cruzh),
lead guitarist Philip Lindstrand (Find Me, Arkado) and drummer
Herman Furin (Work of Art) with the idea of doing an entire
album together and actually forming a studio band. Phillips’
longtime friend and producing partner Dan Skeed (Urban Stone),
would also come along for the ride, which left the essential
position of lead vocals to be filled.
For Phillips, having previously worked with Robbie LaBlanc (Find
Me, Blanc Faces) on two other occasions, the American was the
first and only choice. Fortunately, LaBlanc agreed and the EAST
TEMPLE AVENUE line-up was complete.
Working in their respective studios, in Australia, Sweden and
the USA, the band started the songwriting and recording process,
which would then make its way to Phillips’ and Skeed’s
Sydney-based studios Skeed Music, for mixing and mastering.
The first single ‘When I’m With You’ was released in May 2019 to
much critical acclaim, and its follow-up ‘Don’t Make Believe’,
made several ‘Songs of the Year’ lists when it was released in
October 2019 and attracted the attention of well-respected
German label AOR Heaven, with whom the band signed a publishing
deal with in April 2020.
The band having never been in the same room together, of course,
have the ultimate goal to meet, perform and record together.
EAST TEMPLE AVENUE have spent 2020 hard at work completing the
ten tracks that appear on their debut album, ‘Both Sides of
Midnight’ which will be released on November 27th, 2020.
October 29 :
"Unite Together" by Patrick James and The Family Jam feat. Bruce
Kulick, Tod Howarth, Richie Scarlet and Sandy Gennaro From
Related Recordings (Norman Huizinga / Bruce Kulick)
On August 28, 2020 the
PATRICK JAMES BAND
have released their latest digital single 'Unite Together' as
Patrick James and The Family Jam.
The song features Bruce Kulick on lead guitar, Tod Howarth (Frehley's
Comet) on vocals and guitar, Richie Scarlet (Ace Frehley) on lead
guitar and vocals, and Sandy Gennaro (BLACKJACK)
on drums, among others.
Patrick James is better known as Pat Gasperini of the band
FOUR BY FATE, which band features Frehley's Comet members Tod Howarth and
Four By Fate released one album in 2016 entitled "Relentless".
[Resurrection of hard-to-find editions !! HR / HM 1000 2nd edition]
The long-awaited 2nd edition! HR / HM 1000 campaign. Suddenly
released for a limited time at an ultra-low price of 1,000 yen
(excluding tax)! The 2nd solo album released by Peter Criss (ds, vo)
after leaving KISS. A pop and catchy hard rock sound.
October 23 :
Darren Phillips cover of unreleased Paul Stanley song "Best Man For
You" CD single and video released today. From
MR Records are extremely excited to announce that The Darren
Phillips Project have released their latest single ‘Best Man For You’
from the upcoming album Volume Two, today.
Featuring Rob Wylde (Midnite City) on lead vocals, Dennis Butabi
Borg (Cruzh) on bass guitar, Patrik Svard (Sapphire Eyes) on lead
guitar and Jon Powers (Frozen Tears) on keys, "Best Man For You" is
an unreleased song from KISS front man Paul Stanley.
Recorded back in 1989 for a proposed second solo album, the demo was
never officially released, but has become a cult favourite amongst
the Starchild’s fans worldwide.
All involved were thrilled to bring this classic Stanley track to
life and hope the man himself approves of their version.
Best Man for You will be available everywhere digitally and also a
part of a Very Limited Edition CD single release, which has an
amazing acoustic version by Rob Wylde of the Paul Stanley Song
"Wouldn't You Like to Know Me"
CHRIS MANNING 'Destination' album featuring Bruce Kulick From
NoLifeTilMetal Records is proud to announce the signing of Dallas
guitarist, songwriter, and session player Chris Manning as well as
the release of his new album “Destination” due out November 11th.
Dallas guitarist Chris Manning (Dvinity, Chris
Manning Band, The Zeppelin Project) returns November 11th with his
new album “Destination” featuring 11 new AOR, melodic rock songs
combining Manning’s signature guitar style with the talents of
Hollywood vocalist extraordinaire Chris Hodges (Neptune Blue, In The
End: Linkin Park tribute).
Manning and Hodges collaborate on a wide range of tracks covering
many different styles including “Start Over Now”, a stand-out track
in the melodic hard rock genre that features the guitar wizardry of
legendary KISS/Grand Funk guitarist
Bruce Kulick. In addition to his contributions to
Bruce Kulick was also the
album’s creative consultant.
Joining Manning & Hodges are UK session pro drummer Max Salidi and
ace UK studio bassist Dan Hawkins who provide a top-flight rhythm
section for Manning’s melodic guitar and Hodge’s intense, dynamic
vocals. Special guests include legendary KISS guitarist
Bruce Kulick, vocalist Chandler Mogel (Outloud,
Punky Meadows (Angel), Pareidolia), bassist Rick Read (Herd of
Instincts, David Gallegos, The Zeppelin Project), and songwriter Tim
Beamguard (Highway 31).
As an artist with a wide-variety of musical tastes, Chris Manning’s
music remains difficult to categorize. His versatile guitar style
balances technique and melody appealing to fans of Alice in Chains,
Led Zeppelin, George Lynch, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, KISS, and
King’s X. In addition to “Destination”, Manning has released four
guitar-oriented albums spanning multiple genres and was featured in
Guitar Player magazine (Dec 2008). He is also a founding member of
The Zeppelin Project, one of the top Zeppelin tributes in Texas.
Check out the brand new debut single and video “Start Over Now”
featuring special guest
MARCEESE 8th KISS cover album "Rocket Ride" released From
Today Berlin based guitarist and singer MARCEESE have released his 8th
KISS cover CD entitled "Rocket Ride" via Timezone Records.
Track list :
01. Tonight You Belong To Me
02. Rocket Ride
04. You Matter To Me
05. Wouldn't You Like To Know Me
06. Hold Me, Touch Me
07. I Can't Stop The Rain
09. Nothin' To Lose
10. Take Me Away (Together As One)
: Warrior Soul 2020 cover album features 2 KISS songs From
WARRIOR SOUL will release a covers album called "Cocaine And
Other Good Stuff" on November 13 via Livewire/Cargo Records. The LP
will be preceded by a single, "Elected", on October 9.
"Cocaine And Other Good Stuff" is an incendiary compilation of songs
that everyone in the band, both current and previous members, had
some input choosing, and it shows true honesty in the recordings,
making it a fresh take on some very listenable rock jams.
Says singer Kory Clarke: "We wanted to make a record that was not
about all the crap we are all living in, as it seems like a
well-worn path for. So, I had to think out of the box."
The album was recorded all over the western world (Edinburgh,
Scotland; Newcastle, England, Copenhagen, Denmark; Los Angeles; New
York; Chicago; Detroit; Sheffield, England; Costa Blanca, Torrevieja,
Spain) in home studios.
01. Good Times Roll (Ocasek)
02. Cocaine (Cale)
03. Crosstown Traffic (Hendrix)
04. Cold Gin (Frehley)
05. D.O.A. (Van Halen, Van Halen, Anthony, Roth)
06. Elected (Cooper, Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Smith)
07. Outlaw (Kilmister, Campbell, Dee)
08. Firehouse (Stanley)
09. Get Down Tonight (Casey, Finch)
10. We're An American Band (Brewer)
11. Living After Midnight (Halford, Downing, Tipton)
The idea for a covers album started when Clarke was contacted by
legendary rock photographer, Alex Ruffini's brother, enquiring if
WARRIOR SOUL would record a cover of a KISS song, which was Alex
Ruffini's favorite band, for a tribute in aid of cancer research.
WARRIOR SOUL recorded "Cold Gin". Once the band started
recording, it sounded really positive and they decided to assemble a
complete record of covers ranging from MOTÖRHEAD to KC AND THE
Says Clarke: "I contacted many of the musicians who have played with
WARRIOR SOUL recently and asked if they wanted to be part of it.
Everyone was very much up for it and ready to go. We called John
Dryland at Livewire/Cargo Records, and he said, 'Of course, go for
it. The irony of recording 'Good Times Roll' during a global
pandemic really works as you can hear the sneer of sarcasm right
through every chorus."
WARRIOR SOUL is known for recording some electrifying covers
previously, including songs by JOY DIVISION, Iggy Pop and David
Bowie. Kory Clarke has performed on several compilation and tribute
albums singing other acts songs but this is the first complete album
of its kind from
: DAVID ELLEFSON cover album features KISS' "Beth" From
ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will
release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC
(Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available
in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will
issue the album in North America via Amped.
ELLEFSON has cited some unexpected medical situations for
pushing back the "No Cover" release date by more than a month.
Vocalist/co-producer Thom Hazaert states: "There's no easy way to
say it, but in July, right in the middle of recording the album, I
had massive heart failure and went into full cardiac arrest. My
heart literally stopped for several minutes, and I was revived at
the hospital. There was a long recovery, but we managed to finish
the record, and secure amazing deals with our friends at earMUSIC
and Ward, but obviously we had to revisit our timeline a bit. And
literally, maybe a month and a half later we were in Los Angeles, at
Al's house, shooting the video for 'Auf Wiedersehen'. I'm just
extremely humbled and thankful to be here to be able to, not only,
finish this incredible record, but be able to see it released
worldwide with incredible label partners, which really almost wasn't
He adds: "Originally we had envisioned 'No Cover' as a smaller,
limited-release 'quarantine project' we were doing for fun with a
bunch of our friends, really just to not have to release our studio
album during the pandemic. But as it neared completion, and we
really got to see what it was turning into, we realized it was
worthy of so much more. I have a long history and friendship with
Max at earMUSIC, and they are an incredible label, and home to some
of our favorite artists, and friends — ALICE COOPER, DEF LEPPARD,
and more — and we are ecstatic to be able to partner with them for
not only this release, but future ELLEFSON releases as well. Ward
had already released 'Sleeping Giants' for us last year in Japan,
and we had secured a deal with them for our upcoming 2021 studio
album, so it was a natural fit when we went to them with the idea of
partnering with us on 'No Cover'."
Adds Ellefson: "It really was a crazy, whirlwind process, not only
making such an involved album so fast, but also remotely, during a
pandemic, with not only dozens of guests, but the entire band,
spread around the globe. And then almost losing our singer in the
middle of it. But at the end of the day, it turned out better than
any of us had hoped, and really was one of the most fun records I've
ever made. It's been great to pull so many great and positive things
out of 2020, despite all the challenges."
Produced by Ellefson and Hazaert, with additional production by
guitarist Andy Martongelli and Matt LaPlant (NONPOINT, SKINDRED,
LIL' JON), mixed by Alessio Garavello, and mastered by Maor
Appelbaum (FAITH NO MORE), "No Cover" includes ELLEFSON-ized
versions of 19 classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD,
CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT,
DEAD KENNEDYS and more. Featuring cover art by Melody Myers
(ALTITUDES AND ATTITUDE, ESCAPE THE FATE), an homage to the
legendary DEF LEPPARD debut "On Through The Night", "No Cover" is
the second release under the ELLEFSON banner, the follow-up to
2019's "Sleeping Giants", a double-disc compilation combining new
tracks, with unreleased Ellefson solo and F5 material.
ELLEFSON, featuring Ellefson on bass, vocalist Thom Hazaert,
guitarists Andy Martongelli and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (SONS OF
APOLLO, YES, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), and drummer Paolo Caridi, are joined
on the album by a who's who of legendary guests including Charlie
Benante (ANTHRAX), Eddie Ojeda (TWISTED SISTER), Brandon Yeagley (CROBOT),
Dirk Verbeuren (MEGADETH), Frank Hannon and Troy Lucketta (TESLA),
Mark Slaughter, Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, ex-WATCHTOWER, EVIL
UNITED), Greg Handevidt (KUBLAI KHAN, ex-MEGADETH), Chuck Behler
(ex-MEGADETH), Gus G., John Aquilino (ICON), Doro Pesch, Dave
McClain (SACRED REICH, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Dave Alvin (WHITE TRASH),
Todd Kerns (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS,
Andrew Freeman (LAST IN LINE), Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars), Al
Jourgensen (MINISTRY), Russ Parrish (FIGHT), DEAD BY WEDNESDAY, and
01. Freewheel Burning (JUDAS PRIEST)
02. Tear It Loose (TWISTED SISTER)
03. Love Me Like A Reptile (MOTÖRHEAD)
04. Holiday in Cambodia (DEAD KENNEDYS)
05. Rebel Yell (BILLY IDOL)
06. Wasted (DEF LEPPARD)
07. Riff Raff (AC/DC)
08. Nailed To The Gun (FIGHT)
09. Not Fragile (BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE)
10. Auf Wiedersehen (CHEAP TRICK)
01. L.O.V.E. Machine (W.A.S.P.)
02. Love Hurts (NAZARETH)
03. Eat The Rich (KROKUS)
04. Sheer Heart Attack (QUEEN)
05. Over The Mountain (OZZY OSBOURNE)
06. Sweet FA (SWEET)
07. Beth (KISS)