2001 news- compilation
KISS Related Recordings only)
Containing news on unreleased,
unfinished and shelved albums and projects, rare cover
In other words, if the recording is completed and/ or
released, all details can be found on KRR's regular
November 8, 2001 : Ace
Frehley Solo Album
Ace's current band -- Ace
(guitar/vocals), Richie Scarlet (guitar), Karl Cochran (bass)
& Steve "Budgie" Werner (drums) -- will
head into the studio early next year to help Frehley record
his fifth solo record, his first since 1989's Trouble Walkin'.
"I'm in the process of building a multimedia studio on
seven and a half acres in upstate New York," Frehley
said. "I have three albums worth of material right now in
the can, and I plan to record another five or 10 songs once my
studio is completed. Then I'm gonna sit down to decide which
are the best songs to put out as the next Ace Frehley solo
The record has a working title, The Baldest Baby on the Block,
and Frehley said he hopes to have it out by spring but added
that it's too early to predict the musical tone of the disc.
3, 2001 :
Zoom Club Records In Talks Regarding "Guitars
In an update to the August 1st story about Zoom Club
Records, it appears that while Zoom Club Records has been
talking to EMI Records about releasing “Guitarmageddon,”
they’ve also been in contact with EMI Records about
releasing Vinnie Vincent’s long awaited “Guitars From
“Guitars From Hell” is the full-length album that Vinnie
recorded in the early 1990’s. This recording marked the
reunion of Vinnie with former Vinnie Vincent Invasion
vocalist Robert Fleischman. “Guitars From Hell” was a
return to a sound much more similar to that of the first
Invasion release, as opposed to the follow up “All Systems
Some doubt does exist as to whether or not EMI Records does
in fact hold rights to the “Guitarmageddon” recording.
28, 2001 : ex- Vinnie Vincent Invasion drummer joins
The comeback album of Hardline (which debut "Double
Eclipse" was released in 1992) featuring the
Gioeli brothers, will be titled "Hyperspace" and
is finally starting to take shape in LA - under the
supervision of producer Bob Burch.
The band also has a new drummer in line up - none other than
Bob Rock (Nelson, Vinnie Vincent Invasion).
The lead guitarist position is also locked in with guitar
wizard Joey Tafolla joining the boys.
The album will be released through Frontiers / Now &
|July 6, 2001
Bruce Kulick records a song for Argentinean KISS tribute CD
We're pleased in announcing that for the first time in
KISStory, Bruce Kulick, KISS' lead guitar during 12 years, has
recorded a KISS cover on a tribute CD completely made by fans!!.
The tribute CD "KISSEROS" is the one who has this unique
privilege, which it's being organized by the Argentinean magazine
KISSFEVER, and the selected
song is " I Stole Your Love".
Bruce Kulick has participated with his distinctive style on the
lead guitar giving a new dimension to this KISS classic, and the
line-up of the band counts with his fellow drummer from UNION,
Brent Fitz on drums, percussion, keyboards and vocals, Ariel
Belont on lead vocal and rhythm guitar (from the Argentinean band
Suite 19), and Marc Jazz on bass (Argentinean KISSFEVER
correspondent in Los Angeles).
We're filled with pride and really thrilled to have this track
between the list of songs, that was recorded with this luxury band
formed with people so near to our feelings and to Argentina, like
Bruce Kulick and Brent Fitz are, along with their Argentinean
friends currently living in LA, Ariel Belont and Marc Jazz, and we
really can't wait until EVERYONE can hear this killer version of
"I Stole Your Love" that surely will make people
talk about it!
The tribute CD "KISSEROS" it's on its final stages and
we're giving it the final touches to the definitive setlist, which
we'll announce soon, and in few days the mastering process will
begin, which will be in charge of
another Argentinean KISS fan who wanted to be involved with this
project since he knew about it: Gabriel Ruiz Diaz, bass player of
the well-known local band Catupecu Machu.
Gabriel will be behind the mastering console bringing his
experience and quality to make of this album the product that we
always dreamed with.
Soon we'll be announcing more news, so keep on visiting KISSFEVER
to be up-to-date with everything related to the KISSEROS
27, 2001 : Paul Stanley tribute Song plus contest
Just like Swedish band the Hellacopters, who released
a song titled "Paul Stanley" (containing
many of Paul Stanley's guitar riffs) on their 1999 CD
"Grande Rock", Chicago rock trio CATS &
JAMMERS have also written an ode to KISS member Paul
The song, titled "Paul Stanley" consists of lyrics
and song titles that Paul sings.
CATS & JAMMERS are also hosting a contest. To win,
participants must correctly identify the lyrics to the song
and the original KISS song that the lyrics came from.
"Paul Stanley" will be released on Cats and
Jammers third CD among 10 other tracks including "Shut
Up Hippie Go Away", "Spitball", "Jesus
Was A Jew" and a hilarious cover of Madonna's
"Beautiful Stranger". The CD won't be available
until July sometime, but you can pre-order your copy now.
for more details visit www.catsandjammers.net
25, 2001 : Musician/Songwriter Stan "Doc" Penridge
Dead at 50
"Doc" Penridge, musician, producer and co-writer
of several songs for the rock band KISS, including their
top-ten single "Beth", died in his sleep May 11 at
his home in Austin, Texas. He was 50 years old.
Penridge began his musical career upon moving to the New
York area in the late 1960s. In 1970, he joined the band Chelsea,
which featured a drummer who was already going by the stage
name Peter Criss. Penridge and Criss continued working
together, in Chelsea and other musical groups, until 1972
when Criss joined Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons in a band
that would evolve into KISS.
Penridge moved on to work with other bands, both rock and
country, but was invited into the KISS circle when the band
decided to record a song he and Criss had written back in
their Chelsea days. As Penridge related later, the ballad
had originally been written as a joke about another band
member’s wife named Becky, who would continuously
interrupt band practices with requests for her husband to
come home. In 1976, Penridge, Criss and producer Bob Ezrin
rewrote the song as the sentimental ballad "Beth",
which is still heard today on many radio stations. It
appeared on the DESTROYER album and became a Top-Ten hit,
helping propel the band beyond cult status with hard-rock
fans to the mainstream of public consciousness.
Penridge continued to write for KISS throughout the 1970s,
including most of the songs on Peter Criss’ 1978 solo
album. After Criss left the band in 1980, Penridge worked
with Criss on his first post-KISS solo album, Out
The next couple of years saw Criss and Penridge working on
different projects, but they re-teamed in 1983 to create a
touring band called the Criss-Penridge-Alliance.
The Alliance lasted until late 1984, when Penridge and Criss
again decided to go their separate ways.
After the breakup, Penridge moved to Texas and became an
independent musician/producer for acts in the Austin, Texas,
area, concentrating mainly on Jazz and Country acts. He also
continued to work on his own recordings and was finishing
work on a solo album at the time of his death.
Little was heard from Penridge publicly until April 2000,
when he filed a lawsuit against the KISS Company and
Universal (amongst others) for back payment of royalties he
claimed to have never received on over 30 songs. The case is
still continuing, with a court date set for early 2002.
Penridge leaves behind his wife Nell on the eve of their
30th wedding anniversary and his son, Jesse, along with
other family members and friends.