Ace Frehley has announced that his long awaited covers album will be released on April 15th. 'Origins Vol 1' features 12 covers including the biggest surprise of all - a version of Fire And Water with none other than Paul Stanley on lead vocals! You can pre-order on iTunes which will allow you to download White Room immediately (US only for now).
1. “White Room” (Cream) 2. “Street Fighting Man” (Rolling Stones) 3. “Spanish Castle Magic” (Jimi Hendrix) feat. John 5 4. “Fire and Water” (Free) feat. Paul Stanley 5. “Emerald” (Thin Lizzy) feat. Slash 6. “Bring It On Home” (Led Zeppelin) 7. “Wild Thing” (The Troggs) feat. Lita Ford 8. “Parasite” (KISS) feat. John 5 9. “Magic Carpet Ride” (Steppenwolf) 10. “Cold Gin” (KISS) feat. Mike McCready 11. “Till The End of the Day” (Kinks) 12. “Rock and Roll Hell” (KISS)
Paul briefly mentioned the collaboration on Badlands' Morning Crash earlier today.
Last week Italian site ComingSoon.it announced that the European tour this year has been cancelled. (Google translated) "With deep regret that we receive the news of the cancellation of all the European tour by KISS , then also the date on June 3rd on the stage of the GODS OF METAL 2016."
The article was pulled, and then re-appeared with no official announcement being made. Since then the German dates have also been cancelled and the dates have all been pulled from KISS Online. However, there has still been no official announcement so nobody outside of the band knows what is going on regardless of some of the rumours that have spread elsewhere, it's possible that things have just been rescheduled to allow for a full US tour.
Legendary KISS Founder Member Peter Criss To Attend Texas Frightmare Weekend
Will Meet and Greet Fans on all Three Days April 29-May 1, 2016
Dallas, TX, January 10, 2016 -- Founder member of rock super group KISS will attend Texas Frightmare Weekend this April 29-May 1, 2016 to meet and greet fans in a rare appearance.
In addition to playing drums in the band, Peter also provided lead vocals for a number KISS' most popular and memorable songs including Beth, Black Diamond, and Hard Luck Woman. Peter's Catman persona is an instantly recognizable icon in pop culture.
"After hosting an appearance by Ace Frehley at our 2014 event we've been flooded with requests to bring in Peter Criss," says Texas Frightmare Weekend founder Loyd Cryer. "Our event has always been about fulfilling fans' requests and we are honored that Peter has agreed to attend."
Peter Criss will attend the event on all three days giving his fans plenty of opportunities for autographs, photos and meet and greets. Tickets for the event are available for purchase now at http://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com.
Peter Criss joins many other icons including Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger, A Nightmare on Elm Street), George A. Romero (director, Dawn of the Dead), James Remer (Dexter, The Warriors), John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story, The Walking Dead), Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby Doo), Lance Henriksen (Aliens) and many, many more.
Texas Frightmare Weekend is presented in association with FANGORIA Magazine. 2016 marks the event's now entry into it's second decade. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. TFW was the recipient of iHorror.com's prestigious "2015 Horror Convention of the Year" award.
Loyd Cryer Founder Texas Frightmare Weekend (669) 247-6772
Official KISS Monopoly is now available in the UK from Loudclothing.com! They're going to try to ship these on the 18th December but recommend you use next day shipping to get them in time for KISSmas.
24 years today we lost one of the world's greatest drummers. RIP Eric.
Here's a quote about Eric given to me by Bruce Kulick a few years ago: "Eric was my friend, my bandmate and like a brother to me. He made me laugh, he made me angry,and when he passed on he made me cry. I remember his great drumming and his great sense of humor. I miss him but I know he will never be forgotten. I hope he is having some great jam sessions in heaven!! Bruce."
After several successful shows with KISS, The Dead Daisies are coming back to the UK with shows starting early next month! Details of the dates can be found in their press release below:-
The Dead Daisies Announce Extra Date to UK & France Tour – December 2015 The Point, Sunderland – Monday 7th December 2015 New Album “Revolución” - Out Now
Earlier in 2015, The Daisies completed an impressive European tour with KISS on the latest leg of their 40th Anniversary World Tour. Along the way, they left a pile of fans in their wake with monster sets at the largest rock festivals in Europe including Download (UK), Rockavaria (Germany), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium) and more. Kerrang! Was on hand and observed, “Sunday morning at Donington Park is rarely the most energetic of moments but The Dead Daisies all-star cast do a sterling job of banishing hangovers with slick-as-a-Vaselined-otter classic rock.” Witness the massive crowds and extensive video footage at the band’s website.
Following their massive success in Europe, The Daisies announced a run of UK shows and a special performance in Paris, France. The tour kicks off on Nov 27th in Paris, after a whirlwind media tour and show with KISS at Le Zenith left the Parisians wanting more. The band then heads to South Wales on December 4th to play the 3rd annual Planet Rockstock. The Daisies will be playing alongside rockers The Darkness and Danko Jones, amongst others at the 3 day festival of live rock ‘n’ roll hosted by Planet Rock radio. The band will be doing a special signing for the fans after each and every show so be sure to come along and say hi.
The Daisies’ powerhouse lineup for this tour will beJohn Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses, Hookers & Blow), Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses, The Psychedelic Furs), David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix) and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Obourne, Billy Idol).
“Been enjoying The UK Fans for a quite a few years now” says bassist Marco Mendoza. “I have a strong connection with the UK having been there with many different projects for quite a few years. This time I'm especially excited to come to the UK with The Dead Daisies in support of our new release ‘Revolución’, I know it’s going to be GREAT!!!, CAN’T WAIT!!!”
The Dead Daisies – UK & France Tour Dates
Fri 27th Nov Paris, Divan du Monde Fri 4th Dec Trecco Bay, Planet Rockstock Sat 5th Dec Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms Sun 6th Dec Nottingham, Rescue Rooms Mon 7th Dec Sunderland, The Point – new show Tue 8th Dec Glasgow, Cathouse Thu 10th Dec Manchester, Academy 3 Fri 11th Dec London, Garage
Tickets for The Point, Sunderland will go onsale at 9am GMT Monday 26th October 2015 at http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/201771. Tickets £12.50 advance. Also available from the box office 10.00am to 3.00pm and Hot Rats records.
The UK & France tour will come off the heels of a follow up European tour as special guests to iconic rockers David Coverdale and Whitesnake on their Purple Tour.
“We destroyed Europe” proclaims singer John Corabi. “It’s awesome, we are bringing the Revolución back to the UK.” Keyboard player Dizzy Reed proclaimed “As always, the Europeans put the fan in fantastic. Always great.”
Their new album Revolución, wasreleased in June with critical acclaim across Europe, scoring 9 /10 in Classic Rock (Germany), as well as high praise from Classic Rock Magazine (UK,) Aardschock in Holland, and Hardforce in France amongst others. The first single from the album is “Mexico” and now just released is a Paul Boyd directed video, shot in the infamous Jumbo’s Clown Room neo-burlesque club in Los Angeles, California. View/Share the video here: https://youtu.be/5oPNwmfYTzI
About The Dead Daisies:
Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s hard rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible-equal parts The Faces, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverising live shows, fans across the globe are discovering the band that is bringing back Rock & Roll!
The musical collective is created by a rotating line-up that features some of the best Rock musicians on the planet. This includes: Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers and Blow), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones), Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol), David Lowy (Red Phoenix/Mink), John Tempesta (The Cult/Rob Zombie), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), John Corabi (Motley Crue/RATT), Alex Carapetis (Julian Casablancas + The Voidz/Nine Inch Nails), Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones), Jackie Barnes (Tin Lids/Jimmy Barnes), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs) and Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath).
Wow, check out the rumoured set list from Kruise sail away show... (from KISS Faq Forum & setlist.fm)
Flaming Youth I Stole Your Love... Ladies Room Comin' Home Plaster Caster Mainline Take Me A World Without Heroes Shock Me Love Her All I Can Strange Ways Mr. Speed Goin' Blind All The Way Christine Sixteen La Bamba
Makin' Love All Hell's Breakin' Loose (snippet) Hide Your Heart Shout it out loud
A few years back we were lucky enough to obtain Eric Carr's personal Tour Itinerary Book from the 1984 KISS Animalize tour. These books were given to all KISS members & staff to make sure they were in the right place at the right time. Over on our Facebook page we've been sharing a few pages from inside the book that not many people get to see. The book includes details of flights, hotels, promotors, record companies, a full calendar, a badly printed map and even US-UK conversion charts! Streetgang headed paper was also found in the book, it's from Eric's own company that he set up in 1986.