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…and f*uck Aerosmith!

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music with tags , , , , , , on October 11, 2012 by Tickets There

I would consider myself a fan of Aerosmith, but they’re constant bitching over the past couple of years; not to mention American Idols and complete lack of real activity have become a little tiresome. Now they’re trying to pull the finger out of their asses and get back to business and how do they go about that? By trying to undermine KISS.

In a typical Steven Tyler rant he spouts some shite about how KISS are a comic band, dismissed their back catalogue (“They’ve got a couple of hits, but they’re more, they’re comic book“) and even had the balls to suggest Joe Perry’s ‘licks’ were more credible than KISS’ (“A KISS lick and a Joe Perry lick — two different worlds“).

Mr. Tyler, I’m not saying that the time has come for you to kick that imfamous drug habbit of yours, but they are clearly affecting your judgement and perception of reality. While yourself and Mr. Perry purchased ladders that could reach the deepest creveses of your arse holes, KISS have been banging on, touring like crazy, entertaining fans and releasing awesome music. How’s that covers album fairing out for ye? I’d consider myself a half fan now but try to send your nasty over the hill vibes anywhere near the nicest rock band in the world and y’all can just go f**k yourselves. Maybe try and appeal to people with credible new music, rather than pointless insults … (basically, instead of doing what you do, try and act more like KISS :))

Tickets There out. (Check out the new KISS single, ‘Hell or Hallelujah

Check Out Kiss – ‘Hell Or Hallelujah’ & ‘Rock & Roll’ on Good Morning America

Posted in Music, Music Video, New Music with tags , , , on October 11, 2012 by Tickets There

Oh Yeah! KISS performed on Good Morning America this morning and they sounded wicked! Check out this awesome video of them playing new single ‘Hell or Hallelujah‘ and their classic ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll All Night’. Tickets There is tentatively waiting an announcement for a 2013 European tour!

 

Review: KISS – Monster (Album Review)

Posted in Album Review, INTO-NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by Tickets There

The kings of the night time world are back with screaming glory ‘n’ a vengeance! MONSTER is the twentieth studio album by iconic rockers KISS and it looks like 19 previous records, countless live shows and 39 years in the business haven’t slowed down the guys one bit. Monster is one of the biggest releases in the band’s history and it comes hot on the tails of their 2009 record, Sonic Boom (at that time, their first album in ten years) which saw the band achieve the highest US chart success of their entire career. Now the task falls on Monster to satisfy the mighty KISS army, continue their never ending – steamrolling success, fuel the ship on their second and sold out KISS KRUISE and most importantly of all, add a few more hits to the indestructible KISS KATALOGUE (yes, everything KISS related must, when possible, begin with a K).

Monster delivers everything the band promised and more. No ballads, no outside song writers and a welcome return to the band’s classic seventies sound. Harder guitars, re-introduction of groove and balls to the wall rock ‘n’ roll. Opening track ‘Hell Or Hallelujah’ screams back to the days of Love Gun and Rock N Roll Over. Shredding guitars left right and centre, a pounding riff and Paul ‘Starchild’ Stanley standing firm at the forefront delivering the best song KISS have written in years. Fortunately, it’s not alone. ‘Take Me Down Below’, ‘Last Chance’ and ‘Freak’ are all stand out tracks, vocally endorsed by Mr. Stanley, each one making a case to outshine the others.

As with Sonic Boom, Gene’s tracks take a few more listens to really get to grips with. The demon seems to be on a quest for a pounding, thunder some anthem that correctly represents his larger than life character with all the dark coattails and demonic tendencies attributed to such a legend– with the obligatory sing along catchiness we all want from KISS of course. After three days of listening, we can happily agree ‘Back To The Stoneage’, ‘The Devil Is Me’ and ‘Wall of Sound’ achieve everything you’d want from a classic Gene track. However his work with Paul on ‘Take Me Down Below’ stands out as one of the true Monster gems.

Not forgetting Tommy Thayer or Eric Singer, both deliver the goods across the board on Monster. Once again they both get a shot at the spotlight handling vocals on ‘Outta This World’ and ‘All For the Love of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ respectively.  Two feel good, sing along KISS tracks that fill their space nicely (of course, this writer is tipping his hat to Outta This World more so).

Well, Monster is everything you’d thought it would be. A solid KISS album with its fair share of tunes you’d happily invite into future live sets. The whole band put in a great performance and it’s a true credit to them, especially after so many years in the business. 37 years ago they preached about rocking and rolling every day and every night and unlike most of their contemporaries, they’re still doing it to the letter. Rock on KISS!