KISS legend Gene Simmons recently spoke with Billboard about a number of charity events
Gene Simmons in a recent interview he gave to Rolling Stone said that he doesn’t like hip-hop music at all and he predicted the end for rap music. “"I'm looking forward to music coming back to lyrics and melody, instead of just talking. A song, as far as I'm concerned, is by definition lyric and melody … or just melody”, Simmons added. He also predicted rap’s death: "Rap will die. Next year, ten years from now, at some point, and then something else will come along. And all that is good and healthy." Later on the same interview he also made a connection of rap music with gangsters: “I don't have the cultural background to appreciate being a gangster. Of course that's not what it's all about, but that's where it comes from. That's the heart and soul of it. It came from the streets”. So, prepare for the media and social media war to come…
In a recent interview with Mitch Lafaon Ace Frehley talked about Paul Stanley’s contribution on hid forthcoming album “Origins Vol.1” (Ed this means that there is a Vol.2 on the way, right?) as well as the possibility for a KISS reunion… since, he couldn’t get in touch with Gene Simmons, he called Paul Stanley who happily accepted his invitation to sing lead on Free’s “Fire And Water” for the album. “I didn’t actually see Paul,” he said, “’cause I was busy mixing and overdubbing, and he was very busy at the time, so we just forwarded him the basic tracks, and him and his engineer threw on the lead vocal, and while he was doing that, I was doing something else. And then we got it back, and I took it home with me and threw down the guitar solos. And it just kind of came together. It’s amazing how quickly and painlessly you can work these days with e-mails. You just fly stuff into Pro Tools and it pops up on the screen, and you’re good to go, as long as you know what you’re doing”. As for the matter of returning to KISS, Ace said: We haven’t discussed that at this point,” he said, “but I’m not ruling it out. I’ve always said that, you know, I always leave the door open […] There have been rumors and stuff, but there hasn’t been any talk of us getting back together. Right now it’s just the excitement of this record, and I’m very excited about ‘Fire And Water’. There’s a good chance that we’re gonna release that as a single, maybe. Paul’s really happy with the way it turned out, I’m very happy, the record company’s very happy, so we’re just moving forward in a positive way. And whatever happens in the future, it happens, or if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.”
Μία ματιά και μόνο στο βιογραφικό του Toby Wright είναι ικανό να σε κάνει να βγάλεις από τη δισκοθήκη σου τα albums των Alice in Chains, των Korn, των KISS, των Soul Asylum, των Fear Factory και τόσων άλλων. Ο Wright είναι ένας παραγωγός που συνετέλεσε τα μέγιστα στη διαμόρφωση του ηχητικού κλίματος της δεκαετίας του 90 και εμείς επικοινωνούμε μαζί του για να μας δώσει όλες τις λεπτομέρειες πίσω από τη συνεργασία του με δύο κλασικά groups: τους Alice in Chains και τους KISS. Συνέντευξη: Σάκης Νίκας
Sleaze Roxx Reports: "KISS My Boots podcast hosts Andrew Sgambati and Jason Herndon have premiered a bombshell of a video for KISS fans as they showed the long shelved music video for KISS‘ “I” song (go to 3:30 mark of video below) from their commercial flop Music From The Elder album, which was released back on November 10, 1981.
Before airing the video, Sgambati noted: “Just a little bit about this ‘I’ video. Obviously, there are two versions of the ‘I’ video. This one was directed by Bruce… filmed over Halloween weekend in New York city and this is the famed Fortress of Solitude ‘I’ video, the one where there are pictures in the early years in the… The Early Years book from Gene and Paul has some pictures of this…. We have the entire video to show you….”
Gene Simmons will temporarily set aside his Kiss duties for a series of solo appearances at five Comic Con events throughout the spring, summer and fall 2017.
Simmons is being touted as “an iconic star attraction” for the events, which are scheduled to take place at the Wizard-branded conventions in in Cleveland (March 18-19), St. Louis (April 8-9), Philadelphia (June 2-3), Chicago (August 26-27) and Austin (November 17-18).
“I’m excited to bring rock ‘n’ roll back to Wizard World Comic Con in 2017,” said Simmons in a press release. “It will be great to meet fans and perform for them in every city.”
Desmond Child must be the most...sung “unsung hero” of the music industry! You see, it is almost certain that the majority of the composers will always be standing in the shadow of the artists that usually take full credit (although someone else has written the song for them). “Desmond Child has saved my career”, Alice Cooper revealed to us back in 2004 and please trust us when we are saying: there are far too many bands whose careers were saved thanks to Desmond Child’s skills.