NEWS UPDATE : July - August 2018

August 18 : My Vault Experiences Amsterdam / Frankfurt review
From : KISS Related Recordings
Finally, it took some time, but here's my review of two Gene Simmons Band concerts (Tilburg, The Netherlands July 19 and Oberhausen, Germany July 20) I attended, as well as two Gene Simmons The Vault Experiences (Amsterdam, The Netherlands July 22, and Frankfurt, Germany July 24). Because I mentioned Anna Dalva (Bullfrog Bheer 1967 -1968) and Gene Simmons is aware of this website The Amsterdam Vault Experience turned out to be very special for me personally !!
From one moment to another Gene Simmons picked a guitar and played us “Movin' On”, explaining that the chords came from Anna Dalva. After Franfurt, amd a few weeks later, it’s cool to realize they’re back in contact with each other after 50 years !!!

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Gene Simmons Vault Experience - Amsterdam - July 22, 2018

KKR review GSB Tilburg and Oberhausen, Vault Exp Amsterdam and Frankfurt

August 9: ACE FREHLEY: 'Spaceman' Album Details Revealed;
                  'Rockin' With The Boys' Single Available

From : Entertainment One
Ace Frehley has released a new song today called "Rockin' With The Boys" (iTunes).
This is the second song Frehley has made available from his forthcoming all-new "
Spaceman" album, due October 19 via Entertainment One (eOne). Frehley previously released the track "Bronx Boy" in April.

Spaceman", Frehley's eighth solo LP, features nine new original tracks, including a cover of Eddie Money's "I Wanna Go Back", a ripping power pop makeover of the original.

"No need to worry, I'll be home soon, 'cause I'm rockin' with the boys," Frehley sings on "Rockin' With the Boys", which tells the tales of life on the road. Ace says he wrote the original version of the song back in KISS's heyday in the '70s. Both "Rockin With The Boys" and "Bronx Boys" are available on all streaming platforms today, and are iTunes instant-grat tracks for fans who preorder the album.

In addition to Ace's distinctive guitar sound on each track, Ace played bass on all of the songs on "Spaceman" except for two. The listener might recognize the mighty dinosaur growl of a bass tone belonging to Gene Simmons on the album opener, "Without You I'm Nothing", which Gene also co-wrote, and "Your Wish Is My Command". Both songs were recorded at Frehley's home studio in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Ace's reconnection with Simmons and fellow KISS vocalist-guitarist Paul Stanley (who joined Ace on a cover of FREE's "Fire And Water" for 2016's covers LP "
Origins, Vol. 1") might be chalked up to the fact that Frehley has been sober for more than a decade (he celebrates 12 years of sobriety in September). Ace's clean living no doubt has a lot to do with his productive streak, which began with the release of his top 20 "Anomaly" album in 2009.

Spaceman" (a title suggested by Simmons himself) serves as the first collection of all new Frehley-penned material since 2014's "Space Invader", which debuted at No. 9 on the Top 200 chart. The LP scored the highest=charting position of any former or current KISS bandmember ever and marked Frehley's first return to the Top 10 since KISS's 1998 "Psycho Circus" reunion album.
ACE FREHLEY : Spaceman (2018)
"Spaceman" track listing:

01. Without You I'm Nothing
02. Rockin' With The Boys (iTunes single)
03. Your Wish Is My Command
04. Bronx Boy
05. Pursuit Of Rock and Roll
06. I Wanna Go Back
07. Mission To Mars
08. Off My Back
09. Quantum Flux


ACE FREHLEY : Spaceman (album details)

August 4 : BOB and BRUCE KULICK related expanded CD reissues
From : KISS Related Recordings
UK label Cherry Red Records will release expanded 2CD reissues of Bob Kulick's 
SKULL 1991 album “No Bones About It”, and MURDER'S ROW self titled 1996 album.
Both albums features co-writes by Bruce Kulick, as well as a guest appearance on the SKULL song "This Side Of Paradise".
Together with both releases another 2CD expanded release of SKULL is planned which represents a “what could have been” second SKULL album, entitled "SKULL II - Now More Than Ever".
SKULL : No Bones About It (Expanded 2CD reissue 2018)
Release date : August 24, 2018.
Bob Kulick formed the hard rock group Skull, releasing their sole LP, “No Bones About It”, in 1991. Now we have a deluxe 2CD reissue from Bob Kulick’s cult rockers. This 35 track, 2 disc set also features an alternative, earlier recording of the full album, and is completed by 15 previously unreleased, early demos from the band’s
recorded history.

purchase SKULL No Bones About It, 2 CD EXPANDED EDITION at  Cherry Red Records >
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SKULL : II -  Now More Than Ever (Expanded 2CD reissue 2018)
Release date : August 24, 2018.
This 37 track, 2CD set represents a “what could have been” second Skull album. It includes 14 previously unreleased original studio tracks making up an entire “lost” album’s worth of Skull material, plus an abundance of demos dating back to the earliest stages of the band’s recording history. What can be considered one of the strongest collections of “lost” songs unearthed in recent times.

purchase SKULL II - Now More Than Ever, 2 CD EXPANDED EDITION at  Cherry Red Records >
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MURDERER'S ROW  (Expanded 2CD reissue 2018)
Release date : September 21, 2018.
With the short-lived “Murderer’s Row”, Bob Kulick was joined by Jimmy Waldo on keyboards, who has had as varied a career as Kulick, having played with Alcatrazz,
BLACKTHORNE (alongside Kulick), Graham Bonnet Band, NEW ENGLAND and Quiet Riot. The band were fronted by David Glen Eisley, who had previously sung lead vocals for the bands Sorcery (1980-1983), Giuffria (1983–1988) and Dirty White Boy (1988–1991) before joining Bob and Jimmy in Murderer’s Row. Drummer Jay Schellenbaum had played with Asia, Circa and Hurricane, with the line-up completed by bassist Chuck Wright.

Produced by Bob Kulick, Jimmy Waldo and David Glen Eisley, and engineered by Pat Regan, the self-titled “Murderer’s Row” CD now includes a second disc of unreleased bonus tracks of rough mixes of the entire album.

purchase MURDERER'S ROW : Murderer's Row, 2 CD EXPANDED EDITION at  Cherry Red Records >
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August 3 : JIMMY WALDO/STEVEN ROSEN album feat. Tommy Thayer
From :
JIMMY WALDO & STEVEN ROSEN : Voices From The Past (2018)MelodicRock Records is proud to announce another fantastic 'from the vaults' archive project.
'Voices From The Past' is a very special double CD voyage into the heyday of the Los Angeles 80s rock scene, with your hosts Jimmy Waldo (ex
WARRIOR) & Steven Rosen.

Jimmy Waldo and Steven Rosen were a prolific writing duo at the height of hard rock’s popularity and were two of the go-to-guys for songs. But it didn’t stop there. This writing partnership lasted more than 30 years. And featured on these songs are the cream of the city’s musicians and singers – Jeff Scott Soto, Steve Plunkett, Billy Trudell, Keith Howland, Tim Pierce, Sherwood Ball,
TOMMY THAYER, Jamie St James, Marc Ferrari, Bob Kulick and more!

It is a story best told by Steven Rosen, who has penned a detailed essay for the liner notes. Here he summarizes:

Steven writes: "This songwriting partnership endured and survived the pummeling and pulverizing hammer of the music business, one that relentlessly and thoughtlessly banged you on the head with rejections and the closing of doors. Reaching out hundreds and hundreds of times to publishers, managers, music supervisors and anyone else who might listen to our music, we were summarily dismissed out of hand.
We’d sit for hours writing, recording, bashing our brains out and always coming away with something cool.

A handful of the songs here were things I wrote with other people and which Jimmy engineered. Jimmy had by the time we met, already played keyboards in New England and Alcatrazz and would go on to become a member in
BLACKTHORNE, MURDERER'S ROW, Quiet Riot and ultimately Graham Bonnet’s band.

As time passed, we began writing with more specific artists and projects in mind. 'Naked' was written as a possible song for Heart; 'Ricochet' and 'When A Heart Beats Alone' were written for an L.A. glam rock band Jimmy was producing called Lace; 'City Of Angels' was written for the Japanese NHK network; and 'Outlaws' was written for an indie film of the same name and so on.

Because we were writing for certain artists, we both knew we needed to pull in guitar players and singers who could convey a specific vibe. We were able to work with mad gifted players like Keith Howland (Chicago), Tim Pierce (Rick Springfield, Goo Goo Dolls), Harry Cody (Shotgun Messiah), Tony Palacios (Guardian) and Lance Morrison (Don Henley, Rick Springfield).

And the singers? Oh, my god. Mona Moore brought drama and passion to these songs like no other vocalist I’d ever heard. Billy Trudell, working in Warpipes at the time, brought soaring and melodic thunder to 'When It Was A Game,' 'Runaway Fire' and '(Ain’t No) Honor Among Thieves.'

The songs on ‘Voices From the Past’ have remained dormant for years, residing in boxes, hidden in dusty corners. Giles Lavery, Graham Bonnet’s manager and a music historian with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things rock bordering on ultra-nerd, discovered these DATs, ADATs, reel-to-reels, hard drives and even cassettes deep within the bowels of Waldo’s garage. He started listening and was enthralled with what he heard. Giles rescued, resuscitated and resurrected these songs and for that Jimmy and I are eternally grateful."

Complete details of 'Voices From The Past' will be announced shortly – including the full track list and player/singer credits.

As per usual, JK Northrup has done his complete remastering service on the tracks and Nello Dell’Omo has put together some classy artwork to match.

The double CD will be released via MRR on September 28, 2018.

August 3 : COLDTEARS - "Miracle" featuring Bruce Kulick
From : KISS Related Recordings
Swedish Metal band COLDTEARS have released a digital single entitled "Silence Them All", which song "
Miracle" features Bruce Kulick on lead guitar.

COLDTEARS "Silence Them All" is available at
iTunes and Spotify.

COLDTEARS feat Bruce Kulick - Miracle

July 25 : My Gene Simmons Vault Experience Amsterdam / Frankfurt
From : KISS Related Recordings
I went to 2 Gene Simmons Band concerts (Tilburg, The Netherlands July 19 and Oberhausen, Germany July 20), as well as 2 Gene Simmons The Vault Experiences (Amsterdam, The Netherlands July 22, and Frankfurt, Germany July 24).
A review of both shows and my Vault Experiences is planned.
(still delayed due the hot Dutch summer vs. regular working days - Jelle Jansen).

July 13 : REBELSTAR - "All Messed Up" featuring Bruce Kulick
From : KISS Related Recordings
Dutch Hard Rockers REBELSTAR have released a one track digital single of  "
All Messed Up", which features Bruce Kulick on lead guitar. The song was recorded fall 2017.

REBELSTAR "All Messed Up" is available at
iTunes , cdbaby and Spotify.

REBELSTAR feat Bruce Kulick - All Messed Up

July 4 : forthcoming Thomas Zwijsen album featuring Bruce Kulick
From : KISS Related Recordings /
Thomas Zwijsen
Dutch cassical guitar virtuoso Thomas Zwijsen will release his seventh solo album “Nylon Metal” on September 3rd this year.

The double CD contains 26 acoustic arrangements of metal and rock songs by Iron Maiden, KISS, Metallica, Deep Purple, Helloween, Led Zeppelin, Dream Theater, and many more.

Thomas Zwijsen states: “My mission is to bring Heavy Metal to the Classical Guitar world and vice versa, combining the greatness of heavy metal compositions with the beautiful tone of the classical guitar. I can’t wait to present this album to guitar fans around the world.”

Guest musicians on the album are (ex) members of KISS and Iron Maiden, respectively Bruce Kulick and Blaze Bayley.

Tracklist CD 1:
THOMAS ZWIJSEN - Nylon Metal (2018)The Good, The Bad, The Ugly(Ennio Moricone)
Future World(Helloween)
2 Minutes To Midnight(Iron Maiden)
Forever(KISS) ft. Bruce Kulick
Eye Of The Tiger(Survivor)
7th Son Of A 7th Son(Iron Maiden)
Hollow Years(Dream Theater)
The Unforgiven II(Metallica)
Four Lanes Of Chaos(Original)
Twisted Mind(Avantasia)
Soldier Of Fortune(Deep Purple)
The Final Countdown(Europe)

Tracklist CD 2:
Where Eagles Dare(Iron Maiden)
Temple Of The King(Rainbow)
Lightning Strikes Twice(Iron Maiden) ft.Blaze Bayley
Enter Sandman(Metallica)
The Wickerman(Iron Maiden)
All My Love(Led Zeppelin)
Want You Bad(The Offspring)
Space Oddity(David Bowie)
Living After Midnight(Judas Priest)
Definitely Doable(Original)
Smoke On The Water(Deep Purple)
Eagle Fly Free(Helloween)
Detroit Rock City(KISS)

All songs are arranged by Thomas Zwijsen in his characteristic style, playing all essential melodies simultaneously on his Ortega signature guitar.

Thomas Zwijsen is best known for his arrangements of famous rock and metal songs for Classical/Spanish guitar. He has the ability to play vocal melodies, guitar licks, chords, baselines and even drum parts at the same time. With these arrangements he has gained over 15 million views on YouTube, and is now rapidly approaching 100.000 subscribers.

Zwijsen studied classical guitar at the Artez conservatoire in Arnhem and Latin/jazz/ Brazilian guitar at Codarts in Rotterdam. In combination with his interest in flamenco and metal, this strongly influenced his style of guitar playing.

Pre-order the new double album
HERE and have your name printed in the booklet.

THOMAS ZWIJSEN - Nylon Metal - album details

last update : 2018-08-18

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