Get up! Everybody gonna move their feet and leave their seat for a new deluxe edition of KISS' signature studio album Destroyer, available November 19. Following the success of the double concert album Alive! in 1975, which introduced the world at large to the hard-rockin' quartet in black and white facepaint and out-there stage costumes, Destroyer was polished to perfection by producer Bob Ezrin. The group added layers of unique craft to these songs, from string sections to sound effects -
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Black Sabbath, Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition (Warner/Rhino) 4CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Rhino.com 4LP/7″: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Rhino.com Rhino is expanding Black Sabbath's 1975 album Sabotage to 4CD and 4LP/7″ proportions. The upcoming Super Deluxe Edition boasts a remastered version of the original album plus a complete live show from Sabbath's 1975 tour. The vinyl version only includes a bonus
On June 27 and 28, A&E will air director D.J. Viola's two-part documentary film KISStory as part of the network's Biography series. The four-hour documentary aims to become the definitive chronicle of KISS' roughly 50-year history and features interviews with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer, producer Bob Ezrin, manager Doc McGhee, and famous fans including Dave Grohl and Tom Morello. (No word on whether founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss were interviewed for
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up. Here's what's due for March 29! John Coltrane, Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings [5 CD] (Craft Recordings) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) The year 1958 was a breakout one for saxophone legend John Coltrane. It marked the year when Coltrane--already well-established as a talented sideman--began to make a name for himself as a solo musician and developed his signature "sheets of sound" style while exploring many other routes. To
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Big Star, Live on WLIR (Omnivore) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Omnivore has Live On WLIR, a newly restored and remastered version of Big Star's legendary 1974 radio broadcast. The 15-track collection is available on CD and 2-LP. The release marks the vinyl debut of this raw, live set. Read more here! Love Actually: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Real Gone
The legendary rock group KISS will release a new, career-spanning compilation, KISSWORLD: The Best of KISS on Friday, January 25, through UMe. The collection will arrive on CD and digitally first, with standard 2-LP black vinyl and UMe-exclusive color vinyl editions available on March 29. With a record-breaking number of Gold records, KISS have long been established as one of the most successful American rock bands. Forty-five years after their first concert, they've now launched the 2019
To commemorate their upcoming farewell tour, KISS has released a new, career-spanning compilation. The twenty-track collection features iconic hits and fan favorites from across their career, including "I Was Made For Lovin' You," "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Beth," and "Detroit Rock City."
To commemorate their upcoming farewell tour, KISS has released a new, career-spanning compilation. The twenty-track collection features iconic hits and fan favorites from across their career, including "I Was Made For Lovin' You," "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Beth," and "Detroit Rock City." The 2-LP standard LP and the UMe-exclusive color vinyl edition are both available on March 29.
Forty years ago, the four founding members of KISS surprised fans by announcing a quartet of solo releases, all scheduled for release on the very same day: September 18, 1978. The four albums were all marketed and branded under the KISS imprimatur by Casablanca Records, and each album would be truly "solo" in that no other KISS member other than the artist would play on the record. Casablanca invested $2.5 million in the marketing effort, and announced that five million copies would be
Gene Simmons has never shied away from theatrics--and his newly-announced solo box set is a testament to the power and excess of rock and roll. The Gene Simmons Vault is absolutely what it claims to be: an actual safe (38 pounds!) including the deepest possible dive into the KISS bassist's personal archives, from his first songwriting efforts as a teenager in 1966 to recordings made last year. The set, three years in the making, promises 150 recordings over 10 discs, including "songs I've
KISS is firing up its Love Gun once again. The sixth studio album from the hard-rocking band featuring Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Peter Criss, Love Gun will arrive in a newly-remastered 2-CD or digital edition on October 28 adding rare and previously unreleased material to the classic, platinum-selling album. The 1977 album, with its cover artwork from artist Ken Kelly, is notable as the first to feature lead vocals performances from Ace Frehley and all four original band