NEWS UPDATE : April - May 2020

May 24 : Hear rare KISS cover versions as released in 1979
From : Kiss Related Recordings
Late 1979 Portland OR label ARTCO Records released a vinyl and 8 track tape entitled "Hits Of KISS & Alice Cooper as performed by THE MUSIC MACHINE".
Not much is known of this release, except that the label also released "Hits Of Fleetwood Mac as performed by THE MUSIC MACHINE" and "Rolling Stones Greatest Hits as performed by THE MUSIC MACHINE" the same year.
The Hits of KISS & Alice Cooper as Performed by THE MUSIC MACHINE
Track listing :
- Rock n' Roll All Nite (
KISS cover)
- Beth (
KISS cover)
- I Never Cry (
Alice Cooper cover)
- School's Out (
Alice Cooper cover)
- I Was Made For Lovin' You (
KISS cover)
- Christine Sixteen (
KISS cover)
- Hello, Hooray (
Alice Cooper cover)
- Only Women Bleed (
Alice Cooper cover)
- You and Me(
Alice Cooper cover)
- Calling Dr. Love (
KISS cover)

"Hits Of KISS & Alice Cooper as performed by THE MUSIC MACHINE" - 8 track

May 21 :
AT THE MOVIES - We Don't Another Hero (feat. Bruce Kulick)

From : KISS Related Recordings
Check out the latest video of Chris Laney's AT THE MOVIES quarantine cover song project: We Don't Need Another Hero (featuring Bruce Kulick ) as released today.

AT THE MOVIES features members from bands like: Soilwork, Hammerfall, King Diamond, Pretty Maids, The Night Flight Orchestra, Royal Hunt .... Previous released At The Movies cover songs can be found at
At The Movies Official YouTube Channel.

AT THE MOVIES - We Don't Need Another Hero - credit details

May 15 : Whitesnake's Joel Hoekstra, Kiss’s Bruce Kulick, Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser and more jam The POLICE's 'Synchronicity II' for COVID-19 relief
From :
We’re always happy to watch a new quarantine jam video, especially when it’s for a good cause. The latest in that category is Guitars Against COVID-19, the brainchild of electric guitar player Gabe Treiyer, who has performed with Gene Loves Jezebel and Toto vocalist Bobby Kimball, among others.

Together with with fellow guitarist David Palau, bassist Pablo Motyczak and drummer Gary O’Toole, Trieyer lays down a cover of the Police’s 1983 song, "Synchronicity II".

Helping out the quartet is a host of rock shredders, including Monte Pittman (Madonna, Prong), Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad), Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser and, turning in a characteristically insane solo, Whitesnake’s Joel Hoesktra.

What’s more, the jam serves as a fundraiser for the Red Cross.

You can check out the video below, and donate to the
Red Cross here.

GUITARS AGAINST COVID-19 - Synchronicity II - details

May 14 :
Watch first video from Chris Jericho's KISS cover band KUARANTINE

From :
FOZZY singer
Chris Jericho has joined forces with TRIXTER bassist P.J. Farley, guitarist Joe McGinness and drummer Kent Slucher to form a 1980s KISS cover band called KUARANTINE. The band's debut video, for the song "No, No, No", which originally appeared on KISS's 1987 album "Crazy Nights", can be seen below.

Jericho said in a statement: "When Kent & Joe approached me to sing on a few 80s KISS songs, I jumped at the chance, as it's my favorite era of my favorite band. Once we brought in PJ, not only did we have a world-class band with years of touring experience, we also had four guys with one common bond: to stay creative and to do something special for all music fans during this pandemic. 'No, No, No' is the perfect debut release for
KUARANTINE, as not only is it a crushing, FUN rock n roll tune, but it's guaranteed to satisfy and put a smile on your face...whether you want one or not!"

In addition to his world-renowned wrestling career, first with World Wrestling Entertainment and now with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Jericho is the lead singer of the internationally successful rock band FOZZY, which will release its new album this fall.

To connect with all those fans who are quarantined and staying safe at home during the pandemic, Jericho recently launched "Saturday Night Special". Every Saturday night, Chris has been going live on his
facebook and YouTube to chat with over 150,000 fans each week and answer questions, tell stories and even sing songs. The shows have also featured chats with special guests including Kevin Smith, FOZZY and Hurricane Helms. This Saturday, May 16 starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, tune in to watch Chris and his KUARANTINE bandmates Kent, Joe and P.J., along with special guest Bruce Kulick, former KISS guitarist, discuss their new project.

For KUARANTINE, Jericho has surrounded himself with a group of top-notch touring musicians. Kent Slucher has been the powerhouse behind the kit at Luke Bryan's shows for the past 12 years, from small clubs to headlining stadiums and amphitheaters. Joe McGinness is a rising country singer/guitarist, who has shared the stage with artists such as OLD DOMINION, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and GRANGER SMITH, and is also a member of
KLASSIK '78, a digital tribute to '70s KISS. Bassist P.J. Farley rose to fame in the New Jersey-based gold-selling rock band TRIXTER, which toured with KISS, POISON, SCORPIONS and more in the '90s and has released two albums since reuniting in 2008.

KUARANTINE has emerged to entertain listeners with their versions of KISS rarities and some good ol' fashioned rock music during these unparalleled times. Look for more from KUARANTINE to follow soon.

April 28 : ACE FREHLEY Begins Work On New Album Of Original Material; 'Origins Vol. 2' Pushed Back To Fall
From :
During an appearance on yesterday's (Monday, April 27) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley revealed that he has been using the coronavirus downtime to work on "new material for a studio record." He explained: "Because of this virus, everything has been pushed back," he said. "The release of my 'Origins Vol. 2' [the sequel to his
2016 collection of cover songs that inspired him] has been pushed back to the fall. I don't wanna be too idle, so I decided to start recording my next studio record. What the hell?"

According to Ace, "Origins Vol. 2" was "done months ago" but there is no concrete release date yet for the effort.

"We're talking about the end of the summer," he said. "We might put out a single earlier than that — during the summer. We're talking about probably not till September. But that can change. Don't quote me or anything. First it was the summer, then it was the end of the summer. Last I heard it was September. Everybody's worried about their health. Health comes first, because without your health, you've got nothing."

It was previously reported that "Origins Vol. 2" would feature guest appearances by Lita Ford (on THE ROLLING STONES' "Jumpin' Jack Flash"), CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander (on HUMBLE PIE's "30 Days In The Hole", former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick (on Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression", ROB ZOMBIE's John 5 (on BEATLES' "I'm Down" and CREAM's "Politician").

Last year, Frehley told
The Weekender that "Origins Vol. 2" will once again feature a LED ZEPPELIN tune, "Good Times Bad Times". He also revealed that he wanted to lay down the vocals for "30 Days In The Hole" himself, but that he "just couldn't cut it, vocally, because [Steve] Marriott's just too good of a goddamn singer. I just couldn't do justice to his vocals," he explained. "But I remembered that I had bumped into Robin Zander years ago at a meet-and-greet and he had mentioned to me that he'd like to sing on one of my upcoming records, so I remembered that and gave him a call. And he killed it as well. He sounds like a young Marriott.".

April 19 : KISS Tribute band : The Elder full album live show (2019)
From : KISS Related Recordings

April 5 :
More info on the unreleased Fred Lipsius album feat. Vinnie Vincent

From : KISS Related Recordings
Thanks to
Curt A. Rivard Sr. the KRR site was able to add some song titles and more detailed credits on FRED LIPSIUS unreleased 1976-1977 album which features Vinnie Vincent on guitar.

FRED LIPSIUS unreleased album 1976 - details

last update : 2020-05-24

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