Tuesday, February 03, 2009

New KISS and Van Halen on the Way?

Some quickie news reports this week confirm a couple of new albums from old rockers are in the works.

First up, Paul Stanley again confirms that KISS is recording a new 'old school KISS album' this year.

Paul Stanley tells Page Six that he, Gene Simmons and the band are headed into the studio to grind out a new record for release this fall. "It's a KISS album in the most true and classic sense - we're recording it in analog, not digital, and writing it ourselves."

It won't be a KISS album in the most true and classic sense without Ace or Peter but whatever...

And in the Van Halen camp, From Spinner Magazine, Eddie Van Halen talks about what he has upcoming in 2009:

"Dave, Wolfie, Alex and I are a band. I hope that after Janie and I get married, and Wolfie graduates, that we sit down and discuss recording new music, which I have tons of. If Dave's up for singing ... then do another tour, and just see where it takes us. Actually, next week or the week after Wolfie, Alex, and I are gonna start jamming. Maybe we'll give Dave a call and see what he's up to. He's off, always doing his own thing, and he checks in every now and then to see how we're doing."

Not so sure about the new stuff if it ever happens, but I will for sure see the band next time around. Lots of good reviews from their Portland show a couple of years ago.

1 comment:

VoxMoose said...

I'm not sure why "writing it ourselves" is some kind of point of celebration. Isn't that what "making an album" (for a rock band) usually means? Perhaps there is some history there I'm not aware of. Or are they are trying to tell us they won't use Songsmith like last time?