Soilwork, King Diamond, Ex-KISS, Etc. Members Cover Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero”

Supergroup At The Movies have shared a quarantine cover of Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero” from “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.” The following musicians contributed to the track: Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Chris Laney (Randy Piper’s Animal, Zan Clan), Allan Sørensen (Royal Hunt, Pretty Maids), Morten Sandager (Mercenary, Pretty Maids), Pontus Egberg (King Diamond), and Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall).

Sepultura, Ex-KISS, Etc. Guitarists Cover The Police’s “Synchronicity II”

Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS, etc.), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, etc.), Monte Pittman (ex-Prong, etc.), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Tommy Denander (Alice Cooper, etc.), David Palau (Bobby Kimball, etc.), Gabe Treiyer (Bobby Kimball, etc.), Gary O´Toole (Steve Hackett), Pablo Motyczak (Rata Blanca), and J.A.F. have teamed up for a quarantine cover of The Police’s “Synchronicity II.” The performance, which was organized by Gabe Treiyer, will also act as a fundraiser for the Red Cross to help out with COVID-19 relief efforts.

Treiyer commented:

“I’ve been thinking of a way to entertain and help at the same time those that are isolated because of the quarantine while staying at home, and maybe suffering the loss of a friend or family member.

So I decided to call some friends. I explained them what this was all about, and they jumped in inmediately.

Even though I’ve never been in touch with some of them, like Andreas or Monte, they are players that I really admire and follow and I’m really happy that they decided to join anyway. The idea is to give people some entertainment during this global pandemic period, and the ‘synchronicity’ concept of the song, translated as unity between us (musicians), all based around the globe, could send out a message of hope to other people during these difficult times, and also encouraging them as well to help others.”

Kuarantine (Fozzy, Etc.) Share Video For Cover Of KISS’ “No, No, No”

Kuarantine, the KISS tribute band featuring Chris Jericho (Fozzy), P.J. Farley (Trixter), Joe McGinness, and Kent Slucher, have premiered a new video for their cover of KISS’ “No, No, No.” You can check that out below. Jericho told Spin the following about the project:

“This is how you can form a band in the COVID era. You have four badasses singing and playing this era of rock and roll from one of the biggest bands in the world that no one ever focuses on this part of their career. It’s cool and organic. Had there been no COVID, this never would have taken place. And gives a little shot in the arm to a scene that’s a little bit stagnant because of what’s going on worldwide.”

KISS Postpone “KISS Kruise X” To 2021

KISS have postponed “KISS Kruise X” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place in October 2021. Paul Stanley commented:

“Hey, everybody. I hope you’re staying safe and I hope you’re staying sane. I have to regrettably tell you that this year’s ‘KISS Kruise’ is being postponed until next year. We kind of saw this coming, but we were hoping things would change, but they haven’t. Even if we wanted to do a ‘KISS Kruise’ this year, it would probably be canceled because there are so many restrictions being put in place that you wouldn’t get the cruise you wanted anyway. So ‘KISS Kruise X’ will be ‘KISS Kruise X’ again. And we will see you next year. Hold on to your tickets. The ship is sold out. You don’t wanna lose your place.”

KISS Working On Career-Spanning Book Of Concert Posters

During a Facebook Live chat with Scott Brown, the United States ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, Gene Simmons revealed that KISS are working on a new book of concert posters. The coffee table book will feature posters from 1973 to 2020.

Simmons said the following:

“Here’s one of the things I’m really excited about, is to put out a huge — we’re working on the deal now — a huge coffee table book. I mean, as big as we can get it, and it’s posters from 1973 until 2020. And these are original posters — KISS posters from the very beginning.”

“It’s interesting historically. When you go back, some of the bands we took out on their first tours. So you’ll see ‘KISS’ with the faces, and you’ll see little ‘AC/DC’. See ‘KISS’ and little ‘RUSH’; these are all bands we took out on their first tour. BON JOVI, MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, SCORPIONS — you name it — we took ’em on their first tour. Not because it’s about, ‘Hey, we know stuff.’ We’re fans too. When you hear something that’s good, you say, ‘Hey, that’s kind of cool.’ And if you have the power — somebody gave us a chance to get up there — carry it forward; pass it forward; give somebody else a chance to get up there. We weren’t some of those assholes who would pull down the volume when the opening act [is on]. That’s all nonsense. You wanna use all the lights and all the sound? Go for it. Just be as good as you can be, ’cause that makes the whole night better. And if fans love the whole night…? Who wants a stinky band opening the show? C’mon.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Fozzy’s Chris Jericho Launches KISS Covers Band Kuarantine

Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho has launched a KISS covers band called Kuarantine. The group, which also features bassist P.J. Farley (Trixter), guitarist Joe McGinness, and drummer Kent Slucher, will release their debut single, a cover of KISS’ “No, No, No”, on May 15.

[via Blabbermouth]

The Sword Stream Cover Of KISS’ “She”

The Sword are streaming their cover of KISS’ “She.” This track will be featured on the band’s new career-spanning compilations, “Conquest Of Kingdoms” and “Chronology 2006 – 2018,“ both of which will be released on June 5.