NEWS UPDATE : January - February 2020

February 21 : Russ Ballard's version of "New York Groove" released
RUSS BALLARD : It's Good To Be Here (2020)From : KISS Related Recordings
Today veteran British singer/songwriter
RUSS BALLARD tenth solo album "It's Good To Be Here" is released on BMG UK.
For the album Russ Ballard finally recorded his own version of "New York Groove", which he penned halfway the seventies and is recorded by Hello (1975) and Ace Frehley (1978).
This song alone earns him around $100,000 per year from Advertising, TV and Movie “syncs”.

Ace Frehley covered "New York Groove" on his self-titled solo album in 1978. Frehley's version reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has been a regular staple of KISS live performances, during tours in which Frehley has taken part. During his non-KISS years, Ace Frehley also did a cover of the Ballard song "Into the Night", for his 1987
Frehley's Comet album.   Peter Criss recorded Ballard's "Let Me Rock You" and "Some Kinda Hurricane" on his 1982 Let Me Rock You album.
In 1991 KISS covered Russ Ballard's "God Gave Rock and Roll To You".

Originally coming to prominence as the lead singer and guitarist for the band Argent, Russ Ballard became known by the late 1970s as a songwriter and producer.
His compositions are recorded by Rainbow ("Since You Been Gone" and "I Surrender"), ABBA's Frida ("I Know There's Something Going On" and Agnetha Fältskog ("Can't Shake Loose"), The Who's Roger Daltrey, Santana, Hot Chocolate, and many others ....

Listen to RUSS BALLARD "New York Groove"(2020) on
Spotify, or by the album at Amazon.


February 16 : Peter Criss' BALLS OF FIRE updated details
From :
In 1985 Peter Criss was pretty much a new man. Fairly little in his autobiography is factually correct but for the most part he seems to have been brutally honest about his feelings. Thus we know that he felt relatively at ease with the then-recent move to California and felt like playing music again. Enter the obscure band BALLS OF FIRE (KRR : between spring - August 1986).
Now, when it comes to Peter’s pre- and post-KISS bands pretty much all of them are more or less obscure, but BALLS OF FIRE have been in a league of their own. Thankfully, in recent years, as sharing over this whole internet thing has started to blossom, more information has become available and the picture has become a little clearer.

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January 20 : Marty And The Bad Punch release video for track
                       “My Demons” feat. ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick
From : SleazeRoxx
Marty And The Bad Punch consisting of guitarist Marty Punch, lead vocalist David Cagle, keyboardist Robert Karasek, bassist Martin Motnik and drummer Carsten Enghardt have released a video for their song “My Demons” from their upcoming new album "Walk A Straight Line", which will be available on February 21, 2020. The video features none other than former KISS member Bruce Kulick on lead guitar.

Marty And The Bad Punch - Walk A Straight Line (album details)

January 18 : new LORDI single  Like A Bee To The Honey”,
written by Paul Stanley and Jean Beauvoir is out today!
From : Jean Beauvoir
The long awaited LORDI new album "Killection" is out Jan 31 2020. The new single “Like A Bee To The Honey”, written by Paul Stanley and Jean Beauvoir is out today!
The vivid Lordi track is accompanied by an animated video, as only Lordi does!

“Like A Bee To The Honey” - Lyric Video:

From : KISS Related Recordings
LORDI : Killection (Jean Beauvoir / Paul Stanley) 2020Finnish Hard Rock band LORDI tenth studio album "Killection" will be released on January 31, 2020 via AFM Records. The album will feature an unreleased 1980's song entitled “Like A Bee To The Honey” written by Jean Beauvoir and Paul Stanley.

What if LORDI would have already been making music since the early 70's? And what if they have been releasing one hit single after the other since those times and now, almost 50 years later, are looking back on a full collection of songs that have been successful ever since? This is exactly the idea that LORDI are executing, with their newest studio album “Killection.”

Once more Mr. Lordi, the master of the masquerade, presents us with one of his ideas, absurd and genius at the same time, and comes up with a concept that has never been done before in the music industry: "Killection" is a compilation album that simply says “what if” LORDI had been in existence since the early 70's. It contains all their imaginary hit singles from different periods done with painstaking attention to detail using authentic studios and vintage technology. This is how they would have sounded if LORDI would have made music back then and therefore would have had the hit material to release this compilation now.

In an interview with Metal-Rules (2019) Jean Beauvoir discusses his recent collaboration with Finnish monster band Lordi and the Paul Stanley co-written song :

Jean Beauvoir : "We did mostly fresh stuff. I did discuss a song that I had done with Paul Stanley, that we wrote together some time ago, that I thought might be something that could fit what they have in mind. We don’t know what’s going to happen with it, but they like the song very much. It was almost like a “rock-ish,” “dance-ish” kind of song, towards a kind of– I don’t know. It’s a cool song. So, we’re going to see if they’re going to use it or not, but they like the song very much."

LORDI - Killection (album details)

January 12 : Bruce Kulick guests on upcoming WOLFPAKK album
Michael Voss & Mark Sweeney's WOLFPAKK - Nature Strikes Back (2020)From : KISS Related Recordings
The new studio album by German Rockers
Mark Sweeney (ex-Crystal Ball) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Casanova) allstar project WOLFPAKK is titled "Nature Strikes Back", and will be released in January 24, 2020 via MASSACRE RECORDS!

A total of 32 guest musicians contribute to the new album "Nature Strikes Back", among them are Mikkey Dee (Official Motörhead, Scorpions), Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, CoreLeoni), Michael Sweet (Stryper), Craig Goldy (ex-DIO), Carl Sentance (Nazareth), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Vinnie Moore (UFO) and

In 2010
Mark Sweeney released his second solo album "All In" which also features a guest appearance by Bruce Kulick.

WOLFPAKK - Nature Strikes Back (album details)

last update : 2020-02-23

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