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December 13 : VELVET INSANE digital single (featuring Bruce Kulick)
From : Velvet Insane / Jesper Lindgren
Today Swedish Rockers VELVET INSANE are proudly presenting their new single, "A Brand New Start" (featuring Bruce Kulick of KISS)! The song is released worldwide right now.
Listen and enjoy on your favorite platform!

VELVET INSANE : A Brand New Start (featuring Bruce Kulick) 2019Formed in 2013 as a dream project for the guitarist Jesper Lindgren, the Swedish based Velvet Insane has gone from a four piece rock band to a rock duo with inspirations from 70's glam and more modern music.

In January 2020 the duo will release their new full length CD which is a new step for the band. This CD's first single features renown rock guitarist Bruce Kulick, and other songs have collaborations with well known Swedish artists. A very ambitious album which the duo has spent a lot of time on and it brings out some of the best of them both musically and lyrically. The band features singer Jonas Eriksson and guitarist Jesper Lindgren.

VELVET INSANE : A Brand New Start (featuring Bruce Kulick)

KISS - Hot in The ShadeDecember 1 : Tommy Thayer talks working with
         Gene Simmons on Hot In The Shade Album

From : The Story of Rock and Roll Radio Show (James Daubeney)
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer is featured in a new interview with The Story Of Rock And Roll Radio Show out of South Africa.
Tommy discusses how his relationship with the band formed, supporting KISS with Black 'N Blue, working with Jimmy Barnes (1985) and his 1993-1994 band Shake The Faith.

On working on "Hot In The Shade" :
Thayer: "I had a relationship with Gene Simmons because he produced Black 'N Blue's third and fourth records ("Nasty Nasty" and "In Heat"). At one point he asked me if I wanted to write a couple songs with him. He was working on some tunes for their new record at the time, which became "Hot In The Shade". Of course I jumped on that an ended up with a couple co-writes with Gene Simmons ("The Street Giveth And The Street Taketh Away", "Betrayed") and it was interesting because they were album tracks, but 'Betrayed' ended up being the B-side of the single, which was 'Forever'. That was a big song - it was a Top 10 record. I didn't have any money at the time, and one day I went to my mailbox and there was a cheque from the publishing company for $25,000 (laughs). I couldn't believe it."

Check out the interview here.

The Story Of Rock And Roll Radio Show - Tommy Thayer interview

November 30 : Robert Haglund "Love Gun (duet)" feat. Bruce Kulick
From : KISS Related Recordings (Thorbjörn Brorsson)
Robert Haglund & Thomas Vikström : Love Gun (duet / feat. Bruce Kulick) (2019)Earlier this year Swedish singer Robert Haglund released a duet version of the song "Love Gun" as a digital single.
Haglund's cover of the KISS song first appeared on his 2016 album "I Wanna Be Somebody”, which features Robert singing his favorite Hard Rock tunes in a jazz style. Just like the 2016 recording, the 2019 version still features Bruce Kulick on guitar and Rudy Sarzo on bass. The 2019 version is re-done into a duet with the new added singer Thomas Vikström.

In 2018 Robert Haglund released a cover of the (Vini Poncia, John Vastano, Michael Morgan penned) song  "You Matter To Me”, which also appears on Peter Criss 1978 solo album.
Bruce Kulick also played guitar on this cover song.

ROBERT HAGLUND (2016 - 2019 detail page)

November 26 : "Sweet Victory" new remix (feat. Eric Singer - ??- )
From : bravewords.com
In remembrance of Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg on the one-year anniversary of his passing, a brand new, free special version of the anthem “Sweet Victory” will be available as a tribute to his memory.

Penned by Grammy Award-winning producer / guitarist Bob Kulick (KISS, Motörhead, Meat Loaf) and celebrated hard rock singer David Glen Eisley (Giuffria, Dirty White Boy), the song, originally featured in the 2001 episode “Band Geeks”, is presented as a new remixed version.

Upon hearing “Sweet Victory”, Hillenburg was inspired to write the entire episode around this epic song. Eisley’s passionate vocals were sung by Spongebob himself, in a football stadium performance at the Bubble Bowl, starring all the Bikini Bottom characters. The scene has become hailed as one of the most memorable moments from the series.

“The episode exemplified Stephen Hillenburg’s talents,” says Kulick, “so we, the ‘Sweet Victory’ creators, along with Doug Katsaros (orchestration and background vocals), Katie Katsaros (background vocals), and Mike Gillies (mixer) humbly present to you this new abbreviated version (1:54) in tribute to Stephen Hillenburg.”

Debuted almost 20 years ago, “Sweet Victory” continues to resonate with listeners. In November 2018, a petition was created via Change.org urging fans to rally behind a Super Bowl performance of the song in Hillenburg’s memory. Although Maroon 5 did not perform the song during their halftime set, streams of “Sweet Victory” jumped 566% after the band included a Spongebob teaser in a halftime show promo clip on their Twitter feed.

“May you ALL have a happy Holiday season,” concludes Eisley. “May the new decade find you all celebrating your own ‘Victories’ in your lives, your hearts & your souls.”

ERIC SINGER - Sweet Victory (2001 detail page)

November 23 :
Ace Frehley welcomes Bruce Kulick to new 'Origins, Vol. 2' Album

From : ultimateclassicrock.com
Ace Frehley and Bruce Kulick are teaming up. The former Kiss guitarists have covered Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression" for Frehley's upcoming Origins Vol. 2, the follow-up to 2018's Spaceman. In a new interview, Frehley added that John 5 plays on two tracks on the album, which is now expected in March 2020.

Frehley broke the news to Eddie Trunk. "I have Bruce Kulick doing a solo on 'Manic Depression,'" he began. "I have John 5 playing on a Beatles song, 'I'm Down' and he did one other song, 'Politician' by Cream. If you listen to the Cream version, (Eric) Clapton does a double solo, he's playing two solos at the same time. So what me and John 5 did is, he did a solo, I did a solo, and then Alex Salzman my engineer we did a crossfade.
So if you listen to the song with headphones on, you hear me going from one side to the other, and John going from one side back. So it's a really interesting mix."

Origins Vol. 2 will be the former Kiss guitarist's second album dedicated to cover songs, with the first volume arriving in 2016. Since having a big hit with his version of Hello's "New York Groove" on his 1978 self-titled debut solo album, Frehley has included a cover song on every one of his solo efforts except 1988's "Second Sighting", and he told Trunk he has "so much fun" making them.

"The great thing about doing a covers record is, I don't have to write the songs," he continued. "So all I have to do is kind of make it my own, maybe change the solo a little, maybe change the arrangement a little, and then get some guest stars. I can knock it out in 30 days."

Kulick and John 5 join Robin Zander and Lita Ford as guests whose participation was announced back in July, with the Cheap Trick frontman singing Humble Pie's "30 Days in the Hole" and the ex-Runaways guitarist taking the mic for the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash." At the time, he had hoped it would be ready for October, but now he reveals it's been pushed back twice

"It was finished a couple of months ago, now we're just at the process of mastering and sequencing it," he said. "Originally we were supposed to put it out in January, and now the record company wants to hold the release date until March. I don't know anything about selling records, I just know how to make them. So if they say they want to put it out in March, I say fine, the gives me more time to work on writing new material for my next studio album."

mentioned ACE FREHLEY "Origins Vol. 2" tracks so far :
- Manic Depression (feat. Bruce Kulick on guitar) (Jimi Hendrix cover)
- I'm Down (feat. John 5 on guitar) (Beatles cover)
- Politician (feat. John 5 on guitar) (Cream cover)
- 30 Days in the Hole (feat. Robin Zander on lead vocals) (Humple Pie cover)
- Jumpin' Jack Flash (feat. Lita Ford on lead vocals) (Rolling Stones cover)
- Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin cover)

November 17 : VINNIE VINCENT "Speedball Jamm" 2020 Re-Release
From : blabbermouth.net
Vinnie Vincent will re-release his 2002 instrumental album in a limited edition of 1000 CDs.

The former KISS guitarist's official web site is accepting pre-orders for this "historic" re-release of "Speedball Jamm", priced at $250.00 a piece. Each CD will come with a limited-edition autographed 8x10 photo and a "BIG" guitar pick. The discs are expected to ship in February 2020.

"Speedball Jamm - Archives Volume 1" - has been described as "a single 70-minute track of blistering guitarmageddon." According to Rarebird's Rock And Roll Nest, the song "is divided into ten not-very-distinct parts. It's a subterranean-sounding recording of Vinnie jamming endlessly on a lead guitar at high speed, sometimes solo, sometimes with the accompaniment of bass and drums."

VINNIE VINCENT Speedball Jamm - Archives Volume 1 (2002 album detail page)

last update : 2019-12-13

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