New KISS album

12 Jul

I have been a fan of the band KISS since I was about eight years old in the late 1970s (at the height of KISS‘s popularity in America).


I have a number of KISS-related posts on this site. For example, click here to see one that gets many visitors (I wrote it in 2008 August, and it still gets alot of hits.)

KISS has recently announced that their first studio album since their 1998 “Psycho Circus” album will be released this Autumn (2009).

KISS is getting old. Founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were in their late-forties when they released their last album eleven years ago, already a bit old for a rock ‘n roll band…but now they’re both almost 60!

Although KISS is notorious for over-commercializing their brand by putting the KISS logo on anything and everything (they sell KISS notebooks, KISS golf equipment, KISS dolls, KISS comics, KISS condoms, even a KISS funeral casket and much, much more!), and KISS bassist Gene Simmons is infamous for behaving like a “dirty old man” (when he was young and single, it was acceptable for him to flirt with young women. But now that he’s old and has a family…he just embarrasses himself).

But, regardless, I’m still a KISS fan. And I’ll be buying the new KISS album when it’s released in Japan (there are about 40 albums in the KISS catalog so far, and I have them all (I have some of them on LP record, cassette tape and CD!)).

I will also see them in concert again if they include dates in Japan on the tour to promote this new album.

KISS has also announced the titles of three songs that will be included on their new album (the album has yet to be titled).
The song titles are:
Russian Roulette“, “Modern Day Delilah“, and “Stand“.

It was also announced by KISS that on the new album, lead guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer will sing lead vocals on a song each.

This is interesting to a KISS fan because the current line-up of KISS is: bassist Gene Simmons, rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley, lead guitaris Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer…of which, only Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have ever sung lead vocals.

Current KISS line-up

Current KISS line-up

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are founding KISS members…but the lead guitarist and drummer position in the band has changed members a number of times (there have five different lead guitarists and three different drummers in KISS). All of the original KISS members have sung lead vocals on various songs…but of the replacement members, only Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr have been allowed to sing lead (one song and two, respectively). Vinnie Vincent and Mark St. John never sang on a KISS album.

Anyways, I’m looking forward to hearing the new KISS album (and seeing the artwork)!

Have you ever owned a KISS album? Which one? Have you ever seen one of their amazing concerts? Which tour?
What’s your favorite KISS song?

13 Responses to “New KISS album”

  1. kissea September 29, 2009 at 12:26 am #

    well I’m a kiss fan, and I have the new kiss album called: SONIC BOOM if you are interested on this you can visit: there you’ll find all the songs of sonic boom and if you like you’ll be able to download. Kiss is the best band of’s time of rocking.


    • tokyo5 September 29, 2009 at 12:40 am #

      I have the new KISS album too.
      Please check this post of mine:

      I just looked at your page. It looks interesting…but it’s all in Spanish (I assume that’s Spanish), so I can’t read it.

      (BTW, do you know that that’s not a photo of KISS, but a photo of the famous KISS tribute band called “KISS Forever” on the bottom of your webpage?)


  2. tokyo5 August 14, 2009 at 7:00 pm #

    Yesterday guitar legend and inventor Les Paul (maker of Les Paul guitars, of course) died at age 94.

    The name Les Paul is iconic and is known by aspiring and virtuoso guitar players worldwide.
    That guitar is the cornerstone of a lot of great music that has been made in the last 50 years.

    Paul Stanley (of KISS) about Les Paul.


  3. Sir Pent August 9, 2009 at 2:33 am #

    I’ve actually stopped by a read a few posts now and again, but really just didn’t have anything to add.

    They’ve also blocked all blogs/social networks where I work, so that has cut down the time on here.

    There are still a few songs I really like off of PC. I hope this is really the “meat and potatoes” KISS album that Gene has described.

    Don’t forget that Ace’s new album comes out next month too!

    In the meantime, Lizards From Afar has new songs:


    • tokyo5 August 9, 2009 at 6:30 am #

      I’m glad you still visit my blog. Feel free to comment on any of the posts anytime.


  4. Sir Pent August 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    Hey T5! Long time no talk!

    Of course I’ve heard the new album is coming out!! (One of the 3 CDs is that re-recorded hits album they released in Japan last year.)

    I’m excited to hear it based on the way they’ve described the production process. (No outside writers, everyone plays their own instrument, no studio “sweetening”.)

    I just wish they would’ve done that with Psycho Circus…maybe the originals would still be together?


    • tokyo5 August 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm #

      Yeah, it has been awhile!
      Please visit often like you used to. 😉

      I hope this album is better than “Psycho Circus” and I hope there’s a world-tour…with Tokyo included, of course!


  5. tokyo5 August 8, 2009 at 6:33 pm #

    It is rumored that the new KISS album will be titled “Sonic Boom“.
    And will be released on October 6 as a three-CD set.


  6. MAESTRO August 4, 2009 at 1:15 am #

    KISS RULES…..HOTTER THAN HELL is their best studio album, but KISS ALIVE is the one to get if you have never heard KISS before…..let’s you know what they are all about.


    check out our KISS coversongs


    • tokyo5 August 4, 2009 at 1:50 am #

      Hotter Than Hell” is a great album.


      I hope so.


  7. Lisa July 23, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    … I don’t know Kiss! I know some album covers, I know a few songs but that’s it! Where should I start to catch up??

    I really wish I could see them live. They came to Paris 2 or 3 years ago but I missed them (actually the concert was so expensive I decided not to go…)


    • tokyo5 July 24, 2009 at 2:22 am #

      Do you want to buy a KISS album?
      OK…how about “Revenge“, “Double Platinum“, or “Alive 2” for a first one?

      And you should see a KISS concert! They’re great!


  8. tokyo5 July 12, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    Also, I heard that Michael Doret is designing the new KISS album cover.

    He designed one for them before.
    My post about it:


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