pero como un gilipollas...tengo la piel de gallina !!!
Serán capaces de respaldar toda esta palabrería con un Cd a la altura.
Seguro que sí.
LO VAMOS A FLIPAR !!!
MESSAGE FROM PAUL STANLEY
THIS IS KISS. CLASSIC KISS!
If you been reading KISSONLINE, it's no surprise to you now. We ARE done recording our new album.
What might well be a surprise is that at the least, the album is right
up there with our best. As much as we may have tried at some other
times to achieve this, the chemistry, line-up or lack of total
commitment from everyone might have been cause for it being impossible.
Not now. Not this time.
I know that when you hear it you will agree.
Before we began the album, I said I was only interested in doing it if
I produced and we followed set ground rules; Total commitment by
everyone, pure guitar driven KISS, no outside writers, no outside
players and my opinion and say would always be final.
All said yes and I know we'd all say we've never had more fun together.
All four of us made this our priority. Everyone was involved everyday.
From the first day of writing to the last day of recording everyone was
there giving 100% to making this the album we knew we had in us. I've
never seen Gene more selfless (yes...Gene!), focused or harder working.
His bass playing, songs and overall contribution help to make this the
album you've wanted for so long. Without his spirit, this wouldn't have
As far as Tommy's guitar playing, he took this chance at bat to
consistently hit it out of the park. His playing is fiery and rooted
firmly in our history, while making his own mark. Tommy's singing,
writing contributions and total involvement made clear what's been
missing for so long.
In the twenty years I've known Eric, I've never seen him this relaxed
or creative. His playing is the foundation of our next step forward.
Relentless and full of spit and swagger. Many lead singers don't have
Eric's chops or range. He's singing great on his track and all over the
Wait till you hear what we've got for you.
Do I sound proud of everyone and what we've done together? I am, and I should be.
Eleven songs. Eleven winners.
This IS KISS. Classic KISS.
It's been a long time coming.
MESSAGE FROM GENE
BEST KISS ALBUM IN 30 YEARS!
Our new album (title of which you'll just have to wait a bit longer
for) is just a few steps from being completely done. We're planning on
re-visiting one of the eleven songs, to make sure it's gotten
everything it deserves. Maybe re-arranging it one last time. Then, time
The entire writing and recording process of the album harkened back to
an earlier, more innocent time. A time that produced albums such as
ROCK AND ROLL OVER and LOVE GUN. And, the new songs have that feeling,
I have to say.
It all started with a point of view Paul had. The view had to do with
ignoring the times, ignoring the critics, not over thinking who and
what we are...and that we had nothing to prove to anyone....nothing. We
have been releasing albums and touring for 35 years and why wouldn't we
want to do an "honest" record. Just do it!!! And, he wanted to produce
the album himself!!!
While it's true in the past we had produced KISS records together. And
we had both produced other acts outside of KISS. But here was Paul
saying he wanted to shoulder the responsibility and burden of steering
the good ship KISS on his own.
He was serious. And, I saw it was real. I saw the commitment he was
going to make to the album and the band... and I agreed. We all trusted
each other and saw the same vision of the band...and perhaps democracy
is overrated...and sooner or later, someone had to decide.
And I will tell you here and now, he's done a great job.
The process of writing songs involved both writing separately, but
often, in hotel rooms and rehearsal halls, literally starting from
scratch and throwing riffs and chords at each other. Then working on
melody and lyric...starting alone, then bringing it into the rehearsal
halls and even during recording, we would often critique the lyrics all
the way down to the last minute.
Tommy really stepped up in the songwriting area....co-wrote some songs
with us and actually sings his first song on a KISS album.
Eric, likewise was always encouraging and of course, provided his
always dependable bombastic drumming style. But unlike other drummers,
Eric is also a great singer. Wait until you hear him tear it up on his
What else, you ask?
Well, Paul and I trade vocals on a few tunes and had a lot to say about each other's songs...
Result? Maybe the best record we've done in 30 years.
Bold statement? You bet.
Wait till you hear it.
MESSAGE FROM ERIC
NO BALLADS, NO SLOW SONGS, NO FILLERS!
You Wanted The Best ?
Well the wait is almost over...
I have been hearing KISS fans say for a longtime that "All's we want is
NEW KISS music" ... Well, sometimes wishes do come true !
Last December Paul called me up saying he wanted to make a new KISS
record. He seemed very keen and was very specific about the approach to
our latest endeavors.
He basically said he wanted us to make a KISS record and music in the
purest sense. Meaning No outside writers, the BAND plays on everything,
and we use vintage equipment.
Guess what ?
The end result is everything I could have hoped for.
I have to say this has been the most fun and pleasure making a record I
have ever been involved in. The chemistry and overall vibe really made
for such a great atmosphere and the playing, sounds and songs just
really capture what KISS is all about. Classic Rock & Roll.
As we were working up song ideas everyone was very in tune and
conscious of our goals at all times. Gene and Paul would retrace their
steps from the past and focused on paying tribute to their roots of the
early styles of Classic KISS by paying close attention to the way they
sang and the sounds of the instruments.
The camaraderie between everyone and especially Gene and Paul really made it easy for all to bring the best out of each other.
Paul took the reigns and headed up the project like the leader that he
has been for over 35 years but, this time with a renewed, inspired and
very patient style (he is a great dad after all). He really knew what
he wanted from each of us individually and collectively.
We did the 11 new songs in small batches by getting into a rehearsal
studio first to work up ideas. We then would move to the recording
studio. The recordings would entail all of us playing "live" together
in the room. As we captured each performance we would then add extra
guitar parts and usually put a guide vocal on the track so we could
live with it for a few days and make sure the tempos and vibe was right.
By the way we used NO click tracks on this record I am proud to say. We
really went for capturing the live feel and essence of each song. And,
Paul, Gene, Tommy and myself are the only musicians playing these
songs. A true band effort and performance !
As for the songs ?
Well, no ballads, no slow songs, no filler...
The band really has come full circle.
Just pure straight ahead Rock and Roll that has all the elements that made you love KISS from day one.
Everyone sings lead on a song (Tommy and myself) and even trade off vocal lines and parts throughout the record.
Believe me the wait IS over and well worth it !
I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it...
More as it happens !
Última edición por COBRA el Jue 09 Jul 2009, 10:50, editado 1 vez