Archive for August 25, 2006

Paul Stanley has a new official website: PaulStanley.com

Currently, there is only a basic front page with the album cover and release date, the full website will be online soon. There is a link to sign up for Paul’s newsletter to keep up with album news and tour dates.

Launch Radio Networks reports:

After successful tours of Europe, Japan, and North America, it looks like QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS have decided to continue their working relationship with some new material. A message on QUEEN guitarist Brian May’s web site reads, “We will be heading into the studio in October… There was an intent there for a while, but we have all been busy picking up our lives in different ways… but now it really looks as if we are on… We will take it gently at first, the priority being to feel good, and put ourselves in the mood to create.” More information is forthcoming, and it should be noted that a source close to Rodgers didn’t deny May’s story.

May also said the October sessions would be held “at a secret location,” and, while that location hasn’t been announced, it’s worth noting that Rodgers and his band, which includes former HEART guitarist Howard Leese, have booked a U.K. tour for October.

There are no plans for May and QUEEN drummer Roger Taylor to join Rodgers onstage. May said, “It will be good to see the Paul Rodgers we all grew up with, doing his own material, from FREE to BAD COMPANY and THE FIRM, plus, I’m sure, a good helping of the pure blues material which is such a main artery of Paul’s music.”

My recent post on the whereabouts of Vinnie Vincent brought up some decent discussion, thanks to all who commented or emailed me.

So I head over to Melodicrock.com for my daily visit this AM and I notice that the MR-X (Melodicrock Xtra) section has been updated. What’s been added?

Vinnie Vincent – Guitars From Hell (unreleased album recorded for Enigma)

The fee for MR-X is $35 for exclusive downloads. There are always great unreleased tracks, B-sides, and live recordings in MP3 format. For my money, downloading Guitars From Hell has more than paid for the service. I have always wanted to hear this album and I finally have my chance.

There is some Vinnie Vincent hype breezing across the Net, from new custom guitars to new recordings. Time will tell if Vinnie will re-enter the music world, I hope he does, the guy is talented…..PERIOD. Say what you will about his time in KISS, or the Invasion imploding (and becoming Slaughter), but this guy can shred and write songs. If I were Gene Simmons, I would tap Vinnie again to write for a new KISS album, every album he’s been on has been classic.