KISS Announce the 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of “Creatures Of The Night”

Following their successful End Of The Road Tour in 2023, rock legends, KISS have announced the 40th anniversary super deluxe edition of their tenth studio album Creatures Of The Night. The new version is to be released in the UK by Universal Music Recordings on 26th April 2024. Keep reading below for more information.
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KISS Sells Their Back Catalog and the Rights to Their IP to Pophouse for $300 Million Dollars, Biopic and Documentary in The Works

According to a published report from, KISS has sold its catalog of music, along with its brand name and their IP to a Swedish company Pophouse Entertainment Group in an estimated deal of over $300m. Pophouse owns similar rights to Cyndi Lauper’s catalog and brand IP. The band shared an announcement video explaining the deal, which you can watch now! KISS played the final show of their career as a touring band in December 2023 at their hometown venue, Madison Square Garden.

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CONCERT REVIEW: John 5 – Sticks N’ Stones Live at The Gramercy Theatre

The artist known as John-5 has had an impressive career playing behind David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, and most recently has become a permanent member of Mötley Crüe. He didn’t find himself playing in these positions because he could support anyone but because he is an amazing guitar player in his own right. Versatile is the word that best describes his style and his true talent lies in his ability to switch to any style needed, a musical chameleon if you will. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ace Frehley – 10,000 Volts

You can take the boy out of The Bronx, but can’t take The Bronx out of the boy.

Ace Frehley, Kiss guitar legend, gives birth to some of his finest cuts and hottest licks with the fret-burning, string-bending, grin-inducing 10,000 Volts (MNRK Heavy).Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lucifer – Lucifer V

In the beginning … there was Lucifer! And now this fifth full-length outing for the “occult metal” outfit proves to be a thoroughly satisfying, good ol’ heavy rock ’n’ roll album which, at its very best – the outstanding “Slow Dance In A Crypt” – can be downright beautiful and utterly beguiling.

With song-writing nous, all-round playing chops and excellent production, including a superb, crunchy guitar sound, Lucifer V (Nuclear Blast Records) has at its heart the clean, clear, commanding voice of Johanna Platow Andersson.Continue reading

Bruce Kulik Quits Grand Funk Railroad After 23 Years

Long-time lead guitarist of Grand Funk Railroad, Bruce Kulick has departed the band. He had been a full-time member of the band for 23 years. Prior to joining GFR, Bruce played in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s with KISS, Union with John Corabi, Meatloaf’s touring band with his late brother Bob Kulick during their heyday, and many others. Bruce gave a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock announcing his departure, and hinting a new music, and perhaps a long-gestating rock memoir are in his future plans. His final show with the band was on December 14th, 2023 in Marietta, Ohio. Continue reading

The First KISS Avatar Concert Will Not Happen Until 2027

KISS, who performed their last tour date as a band on December 2nd, 2023, has scheduled the very first KISS Avatar concert for 2027, meaning fans will wait more than three years to see the spectacle the band promised as the encore to their final show. The band released a short video announcing that “a show” featuring the KISS avatars “is coming” in “2027”. The band captioned the clip: “50 years is a long time, and what the future holds is in the making.” The KISS avatars were created by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and were financed and produced by the Swedish company Pophouse Entertainment, which is behind “ABBA Voyage”. Gene Simmons has said that “about 200 million” dollars is being invested into the KISS avatar show in a recent interview. Watch the video teaser below.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical 161: D.R.I. – “Crossover” Reviewed – A Landmark for Thrash Metal

In our third episode on Dirty Rotten Imbeciles a.k.a. – D.R.I., Nik of Glacially Musical and Keefy of discuss the music and impact of “Crossover!” The album was so killer, they named a Thrash Metal subgenre after it! Nik got a haircut and had no vinyl to check this week. Keefy felt festive, but Nik wasn’t having it!
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PODCAST: KISS – The End of The Road Debate – Legendary Farewell or Controversial Exit

Ghost Cult Keefy was joined by a cavalcade of metal personalities for a debate surrounding the final shows ever from KISS! In this video, we’ll be debating whether or not we think the KISS farewell tour was a successful, or a controversial exit. Was it a perfect ending to an iconic band, or did they go too far? We will also discuss the bands’ place in Classic Rock lore, the best and worst moments in the band’s history, and what their legacy is. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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