May 3 :
DAVE DARROCH - Ripping Through The Covers (KISS tribute) From
KISS Related Recordings (Ypke Dijkstra)
Out of love for the band Kiss Dave Darroch recorded several
After that he looked for singers through
KISSfaq.com. Singers from around the
world contributed. By the end of April 2021 the album entitled
"Ripping Through The Covers" saw a
limited private release on CD.
Ripping Through The Covers track list :
I Stole Your Love
02 Not For The Innocent
03 Is That You ?
04 Who Wants To Be Lonely
05 Got To Choose
07 A Million To One
08 Sword And Stone
09 Rocket Ride
10 The Oath
11 Strange Ways
12 Modern Day Delilah
13 Rip It Out
14 Almost Human
15 Makin’ Love
April 30 :
"Simmons, Stanley, Frehley, Peter Criss, KISS" tribute song From
Marceese Kreuzberg (facebook)
German, Hamburg Punk Rock band KLEEN FLITZPIEPE have released a (in
single and video of "Simmons, Stanley, Frehley, Peter Criss, KISS",
which song is penned by Marceese Trabus, and pays tribute to KISS.
Between 2013 and 2020
Marceese released 8 KISS Tribute albums on
April 17 : Bruce
Kulick steps in to complete BALANCE reunion .... From
Peppy Castro (facebook)
Peppy Castro is working on a new Balance song called “”The World I
Used To Know”.
Along with partner Doug Katsaros, Balance have reunited with Chuck
Burgi and now Peppy Castro is happy to announce Bob Kulick's
infamous brother Bruce Kulick has stepped up to fill in for Bob to
complete the reunion and in honor of.
KISS Related Recordings
New York's AOR group BALANCE was formed in 1979 by Peppy Castro
(vocals), Bob Kulick (guitars) and Doug Katsaros (keyboards). A year
later Bob Kulick and Pepe Castro co-wrote "Naked City" with Gene
Simmons and Vini Poncia for KISS' "Unmasked" album.
BALANCE's self titled debut was released
in 1981, and features Paul Stanley's (uncredited) background vocals
on the song "Falling In Love".
In 1982 the band released their
second album "In For The Count". After a short tour of Japan,
Balance calling it quits due to lack of interest from their label
and management company.
After the 2006 CD-reissue of "In For The Count", Italian label
Frontiers Records inquired about a possible new Balance album.
Balance third album "Equilibrium"
was released in 2009 and features original core members Kulick,
Castro and Katsaros, along with drummer Brett Chassen, who also
co-produced with Bob Kulick, as well as guest spots from Bruce
Kulick on bass and Jesse Castro on drums.
April 14 :
Cat #1 2nd print 25th Anniversary
Edition 2LP vinyl released From
Jelle Jansen / KISS Related Recordings
On March 1, 2021 Anthony Lombardi of TNT Records have released a 2nd
CRISS 1994 album "Cat #1"
(2019) 25th Anniversary Edition 2LP vinyl. The
numbered copies of the 2019 released 2LP purple vinyl set is sold
out, which made TNT Records to decide to release a 2nd set (of 550
numbered copies again), this time printed on transparent green
To order your 2LP green vinyl set
contact Anthony Jr. at
Jelle Jansen / KISS Related Recordings
Early 2019 Anthony Lombardi decided to let Paul Tavenner
do the remastering for the vinyl release, and from then on it was
suggested to release the album as a 2 LP set, including the same
bonus tracks as used for the Japanese 2018 CD reisue. Around the
I was asked about my thoughts, and the first thing what came in
mind was, that with a 2LP set you've 4 sides with an opening song,
instead of one (on a CD). To be honest, before last year, I hadn't spinned the album in years. I once had the Swedish vinyl picture
disc of “Cat #1”, and I wasn’t keen about “Strike” as the first
track on the B-side. Thinking back to the 70’s and 80’s vinyl
albums, to me the first song on the B-side is/was just as important as
the one on the A-side, for example the first song on each side of KISS' "Love Gun" album.
Another album which I thought of was the KISS compilation 4CD set
“Ikons” (2008), where each CD features the songs as sung by one of
the original members. To me it was cool to have all KISS songs as
sung by Ace Frehley or Peter Criss on one separate CD. With these
topics in mind I suggested to switch the track order a bit, as well
as Anthony was thinking about putting all ballads on one side of the
So, for the 2LP
25th Anniversary Edition of
CRISS "Cat #1", I decided to put
all three songs featuring Ace Frehley together on Side 1.
For side 2 I took all three ballads of the album, except for “Beth”.
To me it’s funny the second side still opens with a heavy riff (“The
Truth”), before the track turns into a ballad
kind of song. I
personally rediscovered “Good Times” as a good song recently, and
with “Down With The Sun” all 3 songs together on one side of the
vinyl, it turns out you’ll easy recognize the way Peter sings like
he did on his 1978 and his early 80’s solo albums.
For side 3, I thought it was best to open with the MTV video single
“Show Me”. Besides that, the songs have shared vocals or are sung by
Mike Stone. “We Want You” (once) was the last the song of the set
list during CRISS 1992 tour, so that's a good reason to close the
third side with that particular song.
Because Anthony liked to have “Beth” as the last song on the 1994
album (track order), it was already decided to put that song on side
4. To me it was weird to open that album side with “Beth”, and
because “Bad People Burn In Hell” is one of the earliest CRISS band
songs demoed (in 1991), I switched that track as the opening song
for the fourth side of the album, which also contains "The Cat" and
"What You're Doin' “ as bonus tracks, both taken from the 1993 CRISS
I’m sure some will disagree with me, but on the other hand, I think
the new track order of this 25th Anniversary Edition of the album is
a good way to rediscover CRISS ‘Cat #1, even in a way the mood
25th Anniversary Edition 2LP purple vinyl track order.
SIDE 1. (length 14:47)
A1. Bad Attitude (featuring Ace Frehley - lead guitar)
A2. Walk The Line (featuring Ace Frehley - lead guitar)
A3. Blue Moon Over Brooklyn (featuring Ace Frehley - lead guitar)
SIDE 2. (length 14:24)
A2. Good Times
A3. Down With The Sun
Side 3. (length 12:47)
A1. Show Me
(near sure this is Mike Stone on vocals)
A3. We Want You
Side 4. (length 14:23)
A1. Bad People Burn In Hell
A3. The Cat (taken from the 1993 EP)
A4. What You're Doin' (taken from the 1993 EP)