Stream of the
Month : Punk Goes Classic Rock
"Punk Goes Classic Rock" features a selection of the up-and-coming alternative rock bands doing their own cover versions of classic tracks by such bands as KISS, Journey, Queen, and Def Leppard.
The Summer Set, a powerpop band from Scottsdale, Arizona,turned in a cover of "Rock And Roll All Nite" for the compilation. "We chose 'Rock And Roll All Nite' by KISS because we wanted a song that we could transform and give our own band's flavor to," said guitarist Josh Montgomery. "We think it's important to have a cover song that our current fans and future fans can identify our band with. The song is upbeat and an incredibly fun live song. We had just as much fun recording it as we do playing it; you can hear us screaming and breaking bottles in the intro and outro of the recording to give it that live show/party feel."
: Mars Attacks Podcast 8 – Interview With Bobby Rock From:marsattacksradio.com
During this episode I’m joined by former Vinnie Vincent Invasion
drummer Bobby Rock. Items discussed during this interview are why
the Invasion broke up, various Vinnie Vincent rumors, why Robert
Fleischman left the band, and if he would ever play with Vinnie
again. Other items discussed include recording with Nitro, Nelson
and all things fitness as well as authoring several books.
Download Mars Attacks Radio - Podcast 8 - Bobby Rock interview, clicking
April 27 : Interview With BK3 Producer Jeremy Rubolino From:kulick.net
It's one thing to play music; it's another thing entirely to be a musician. Jeremy Rubolino is a musician in every sense of the word: he plays, creates, produces, arranges, listens and - most importantly - feels every note. That passion is what makes him a perfect partner for Bruce Kulick. Together they recorded BK3, and together they work as a team, writing for and producing other artists in an artistic relationship that Rubolino describes as almost indescribable: combining musical thoughts and ideas with a synergistic, natural vibe.
Despite a remarkable story and a wealth of experience in the studio, Jeremy Rubolino prefers to stay out of the spotlight and let the attention fall upon the artists and projects to which he applies his talents. He seldom, if ever, gives interviews - partly out of privacy and partly because he is in such demand that his schedule leaves little time for anything other than music. That said, he was enthusiastic about discussing BK3, a project he's proud of, and Bruce Kulick, a guitarist that he is proud to know and work with.
To read the Jeremy Rubolino interview, click
April 24 : John 5 "Fractured Mirror" Sample Available From: Kiss
As previously reported, guitarist John 5 will include a cover of Ace Frehley's "Fractured
Mirror" on his forthcoming new
album "The Art Of Malice".
The album will be released by 60 Cycle Hum / Rocket Science Ventures
on May 11.
"'Fractured Mirror' is a tribute to Ace Frehley. He really inspired me and that song specifically inspired me to start playing guitar," says John 5.
To hear a 30-second sample of the track, click
April 20 : Bruce
Kulick related : Chris Laney album delayed. From: Kiss
/ Chris Laney Management
The new Chris Laney album “Only Come Out At Night” is about
two weeks delayed …
it will hit the stores on May 7th instead of what is previously
The album features three songs co-written by Bruce Kulick.
April 9 : Black Diamond Dust With Kenny Kerner From:Tim McPhate
Kenny Kerner happens to be a very key figure in KISStory. It was
Kerner who came across the KISS demo (on reel-to-reel, no less)
one Friday evening in Neil Bogart’s office in 1973. Extremely
impressed with what he heard, he returned the following Monday and
advised Bogart to sign the band. Kerner had uncovered the
proverbial gem amid the pile of rubbish. And it would be he and
production partner Richie Wise who would be brought on board to
produce the self-titled 1974 album.
In KissFAQ’s latest interview installment, we step back with
Kerner to talk not only the debut album and "Hotter Than
Hell," but how he and Wise formulated their partnership,
Bogart, guns, Casablanca Records, and much more.
April 9 : SIMMONS Records & UMC present The Envy From:simmonsrecords.com
Here is an inner communication for the staff at Universal Music,
our partners in Simmons/Universal Music Records.
As some of you may have seen in the press recently, Gene Simmons
has officially announced The Envy as the first signing to his
label Simmons Records in Canada!
The Envy, who formed in early 2009, are presently recording with
JUNO award-winning producer Gavin Brown (Billy Talent, Metric,
Three Days Grace) as well as the songwriter/ producer Desmond
Child (Katy Perry, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Tokio Hotel) for their
Simmons/ UMC debut release. Last year, the band toured across
Canada with the likes of Stereos, Marianas Trench and The Midway
The Envy will be a long term development project for Universal
Music Canada. We see a big future for these guys and are very
excited to be working with them!
“We are proud to announce our first signing: The Envy….You
will be hearing a lot about them soon. We have embarked upon
fulfilling our mandate to discover new and exciting Canadian
talent and to take them around the world. Count on it!” – Gene
Here are some initial details on The Envy project.
Artist: The Envy
Album: The Envy
Release Date: Fall 2010
Marketing: Madelaine Napoleone / Ivar Hamilton
Publicity: Marcus Tamm
A&R: Mark Spicoluk / Gene Simmons
Label: Simmons Records / Universal Music Canada
The Envy is:
Shaun Frank - Vocals
VØID - Guitar
Jonny Biggs - Keyboards
Bodan Mulholland - Bass
Izzy Centeno - Drums
April 3 : Guitarist John 5 To Cover "Fractured Mirror" From:Kissfaq.com
Guitarist John 5 (Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth, Rob Zombie) is releasing his latest solo album, "The Art Of Malice," on May 11. A self-described huge KISS fan -- and participant in Ace Frehley's new "Behind The Player" DVD -- John 5 will be including on the album a cover of Frehley's classic 1978 solo album closer "Fractured Mirror." "Fractured Mirror" was previously covered by the late Dimebag Darrell on the "Spacewalk: A Salute To Ace Frehley," released in 1996.
For more information on "The Art Of Malice," visit www.john-5.com.