June 29 : Ken Kelly
artwork for 'Gods Of Thunder - A Norwegian Tribute To KISS' is ready
Yesterday KISS Army Norway & Voices Music Entertainment proudly unveiled
the Ken Kelly painting that will become the cover for the upcoming Norwegian
Kelly painted both the classical Destroyer and Love Gun covers.
A large bunch of national press and special invited fans were present at
Sentrum Scene in Oslo where the event took place. The KISS tribute album
will be released September 5th and will be called "Gods Of Thunder
- A Norwegian Tribute To KISS".
Executive producer Stig Karlsen clame that the album will bring tribute
CD's to a new level both musically and visually. The album consist of #1
chart topping and award winning bands from Norway. Among them millionselling
Espen Lind, and World Idol winner Kurt Nilsen who won over US platinum artist
Kelly Clarkson in last years final.
Billboard US top 100 hundred artist Stage Dolls and the members from TNT Ronni Le Tekro & Tony Harnell are also
on the album. The Norwegian superstars Wig Wam do "I Was Made for Loving
You" with former KISS-guitarist Bruce Kulick who wanted to pay tribute to
his Norwegian fans. Gene Simmons Norwegian favorites Shirleys Temple, the
band behind the song Asshole do "God Of Thunder".
More information on the album and a massive release festival and KISS Expo at www.kissarmynorway.com.
Click on the "More Info" button for 'Gods Of Thunder - A Norwegian Tribute To KISS'
June 28 : Jazan Wild's
Carnival Of Souls project update
Markosia Enterprises (the home of the soon to be released Shadowmancer comic book) in conjunction with APComics has signed Jazan Wild's Carnival Of
The news will be officially announced at the San Diego Comic Con.
The first issue of Jazan Wild's Carnival Of Souls will released this Halloween!
There will also be a CD of music inspired by the book. The 13 track CD is produced by Bob Kulick,
co-produced by Curt Cuomo (KISS, Stan Bush, Lenita Erickson), and will contain a digital version of Issue #1.
The comic is written by Stefan Petrucha and penciled by Kevin Conrad (who worked on all 31 issues of the Psycho Circus comic book series for
There will be a limited edition San Diego Comic Con special sized comic book and 3 song sampler available for sale at the APComics booth.
Jazan Wild will be signing books throughout the weekend at the Comic Con.
Mr. T will be making an appearance on Saturday to sign his comic book at the booth as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
The full length CD will have a cover version of "Rock N Roll All Night"
and co-producer Curt Cuomo co-wrote 3 songs with Jazan Wild on the
June 26 : The Click Five
(featuring Paul Stanley) release date
The Click Five will release their debut album "Greetings From The Imrie House" in
August 16. The album features guest appearances from Paul Stanley of KISS and Elliott Easton from The
Cars. The album title is a reference to the street they lived in
Boston while recording the album.
June 16 : Ace Frehley appears on Kathy Valentine’s solo CD
From: KISS Kollector Online
Kathy Valentine, bassplayer for the Go-Go's, will release her very first solo album on September 6. Titled Light Years, the album features guest appearances by drummers Clem Burke (Blondie) and Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello And The Attractions), and by guitarists Gilby Clarke and… original KISS spaceman Ace Frehley.
On how she met Ace and got him to play on her album, Kathy says: "I met Ace through a friend, he came to my birthday party and then we had several occasions to socialize. I invited him to do a solo on my record and he was nice enough to say yes and then actually do it. I don't know much about him as a guitarist, but I love the solo he played on my song Bad Choice."
For the moment the album is now available through CDbaby.com
already, and will be out on Kathy Valentine's own label All For One Music via Redeye Distribution in September.
June 12 : KISS inspired
and parody discography added.
Since a year or two, some viewers of the KRR-website made
suggestions for another discography section next to the cover
version- and Tribute album discographies.
Thanks to Thorbjörn Brorsson and Paul Autry, KRR was able to
add the "KISS inspired and parody discography",
which features album releases with Kiss-look-alike album
covers and songs which mentions KISS (or one of their
members), and all kinds of other releases which are not listed
well when these were simply placed in the cover version discography.
Check this new discography page by clicking on the "More
June 8 : Australian rock band covers KISS
From: Roger Barnes
Australian heavy rock band Shotgun Sacred have done a rockin' cover of the KISS classic "Cold Gin" on their
newly released EP, A Dark New Order.
Along with 3 other covers there are 2 original tracks on the EP and you can check out a sample of some of the songs,
including Cold Gin, at www.shotgunsacred.com.
The 6 track EP is available for purchase for just (Au)$10 plus P & H.
June 8 : Michael
Schenker's 'Heavy Hitters' release date
According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of
musicians (including Eric Singer) based around guitar virtuoso Michael
Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12.
This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS,
MEATLOAF) and features an impressive lineup of artists
showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as "War Pigs", "All Shook Up", "Money", "Doctor, Doctor"
and "Hair of the Dog", to name just a few.
June 5 : New Interview
section added / Gerard McMahon interview
/ (Gabriel Ravarini)
Also new on KRR is an interview section. Added are some older
interviews by Julian Gill (KISSfaq), but in the future we will
try to do some more, especially with musicians and songwriters
related to the (ex-)members of KISS, easily described as the
people what this website is all about.
To give us a start, Gabriel Ravarini mailed us a very interesting
and unpublished interview with Gerard
McMahon, best known as the
songwriter of KISS "Is That You ?".
We really appreciate such help and support, so if you have a
(un-)published interview shelved, which could be useful for
KRR / KISSfaq to publish online, feel free to contact us.
June 1 : Paul
Stanley Solo Album Update
Paul Stanley gave KISSONLINE a small update on the progress of his solo album...
"I'm in the studio weekly working on my solo album. Mixing has started and the tracks sound tremendous. I couldn't be happier with the way it's turning out!"
June 1 : ‘Kiss Related Recordings’ and ‘Kissfaq’ joint venture
Jansen - Kiss-Related-Recordings.nl
Gill - Kissfaq.com
"KRR: When Kissfaq placed an add on its site "looking for a co-webmaster," I thought "why not contact Julian, simply because we know each other from the internet since 1999 and we seems to have the same kind of interest in "KISS and Related Recordings" Instead of competing and repeating much of the same information, it’s much better to work together to inform our visitors on all Kiss Related Releases and rare solo and related demos...
KISSFAQ: At a time when I have less and less time to devote to tracking down the related discographies, I felt it was time to bring someone
on board to help with that aspect of the website’s information – I’ve neglected it for too long. I’ve long been a fan of Jelle’s "KISS & Related Recordings" website, and the information it contains, and respect and understand the hardwork that has gone into compiling and organizing the information. A big "thank you" to Jelle for all of the hardwork he’s put into site in the past, and for moving it over onto the KISSFAQ.
About Jelle/KISS Related Recordings:
"After discovering the internet summer 1996 I thought 'why not build a website by myself' . Most KISS sites informed about the same kind of issues, so I was thinking about something
original, like starting a website on the material that I collect (since
1983), such as Kiss Related album releases and demo’s, all I knew of at the time, starting with Wicked Lester, Chelsea, Lyn Christopher, to Desmond Child, New England, to the large amount of 1980s releases, which are in someway related to Kiss.
With about 10 tribute albums in my collection (1997) there also was a start for a Tribute album section as well as for other Kiss covers. At the time there was no website which had a pure issue on Kiss Related Releases... (except for a very first version of KISSfaq --- which merely summed up bootleg albums, starting with Wicked Lester).
The first version of the KRR website was on summer 1997 (www.kisstip.nl).
Because of the Dutch mess of server-providers at the time, the site had to remove 4 times, before it finally got his own server URL at www.kiss-related-recordings.nl June 2000.
With the help and info of a lot of people around the world the site became as it is...
Today it’s nearly unbelievable how many Kiss Related albums are released, as well as the large amount of Tribute albums and hundreds of other KISS cover versions.
Together we will keep to inform you about all Kiss related and co-written songs, guest appearances on other recordings, Kiss Related discography and demo recordings, Kiss tribute albums and other coverversions. This time with more music-samples and interviews with musicians involved with Kiss related albums..."