For the golden anniversary of Kiss, lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Paul Stanley told me about the band fraternity of groups with whom they shared the stage some fifty years ago, “The lovefest ended when we hit the stage, because we were there to destroy them.” Gene Simmons agrees, “Putting on the make up was like putting on warpaint.”
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I still recall receiving in early 1974 the debut album from a largely unknown band called KISS. “Alice Cooper was the biggest thing in music in 1973,” Alice once told me here In the Studio, “so a band with four Alices? Couldn’t miss.” Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons guest here the week of February 12 for the KISS 50th anniversary.
“Hard+Heavy” box set of classic hard rock interviews In the Studio with Paul Rodgers of Bad Company, Tom Schulz of Boston, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillian and Roger Glover, Heart throbs Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, Rob Hanford from Judas Priest, Kiss mainstays Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake’s David Coverdale.
Rockford, Illinois’s Cheap Trick proved to be no joke on the live, Japan-only “At Budokan”, but the story of how the rest of the world ever got to hear it in February 1979 is a total fluke. Hear the story In the Studio from Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen.
Ten years ago this week a remarkable musical event transpired as singing superstar Sir Rod Stewart blew minds, kisses, and a few monitor speakers with the ill-timed mic drop.
“Mr. Beck could weaponize his strings to hit like a stun gun or caress them to express what felt like a kiss…”. Clearly exceptional. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/11/arts/music/jeff-beck-dead.html?smid=url-share
The various subjects on Peter Gabriel’s “Us”, like the deep funky grooves, are all killer and no filler, from the pleading divorced parent to his regressing child on “Come Talk to Me”. the matter-of-fact demystification of personal therapy in “Digging in the Dirt”, to the Biblical allusions in “Blood of Eden”, inspired by Gabriel’s study of capital punishment. My exclusive classic rock interview with Peter Gabriel in front of a small intimate audience was his first reveal of those songs in September 1992, plus “Love to Be Loved”, “Steam”, “Kiss That Frog”, and “Secret World”. Part one of two.
It was their third album,”Shabooh Shoobah”, where INXS finally made the leap to America and the UK late in 1982 with “The One Thing”and “Don’t Change”. For the story of INXS’ formative years, the band’s keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss, guitar-playing brother Tim Farriss, and guitar/sax man Kirk Pengilly, tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most remote city in the world, Perth Australia; surviving the one-nighters there, in Sydney and in Melbourne; allying with a talented singer from Hong Kong-via-Hollywood, the mercurial snake-hipped Michael Hutchence;
Kinks singer/songwriter Sir Ray Davies In the Studio discussing those essential Kinks recordings.
this live radio broadcast of the Rolling Stones on the Voodoo Lounge Tour while in the New Orleans Superdome October 10, 1994. This is LIVE “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” from the stage to the broadcast truck to the airwaves. No fixes, no tricks, no overdubs.