Title - 'Pure Fire: The Ultimate KISS Tribute'
Artist - Various
An enormous gathering of rock stars and heroes pay homage to one of the most popular bands in music history, Kiss!
Featuring former Kiss member Bruce Kulick along with some of the bands biggest acolytes and fans - including Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Buzz Osbourne (The Melvins), Dug Pinnick (King's X), C.C. DeVille (Poison) and so many more - Pure Fire: The Ultimate KISS Tribute now comes with a very special bonus DVD!
Featuring interviews and stories from all of the artists involved in making this historic album - including producer Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Ansley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford, Lemmy, Greg Bissonette, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro, Fred Coury, and others - this Pure Fire CD/DVD set is as incredible a listen and watch as it is an actual project!
1. Detroit Rock City - Dee Snider, Doug Alrich, Marco Mendoza, John Tempesta
2. Love Gun - Tommy Shaw, Steve Lukather, Tim Bogert, Jay Schellen
3. Cold Gin - Mark Slaughter, Ryan Roxy, Robben Ford, Phil Soussan, Steve Riley
4. King of the Night Time World - Chris Jericho, Rich Ward, Mike Inez, Fred Coury
5. I Want You - Kip Winger, Paul Gilbert, Greg Bissonette
6. God of Thunder - Buzz Osbourne, Bruce Kulick, Blasko, Carmine Appice
7. Calling Dr. Love - Page Hamilton, Mike Porcaro, Greg Bissonette
8. Shout It Out Loud - Lemmy Kilmister, Jennifer Batten, Bruce Kulick, Samantha Maloney
9. Parasite - Doug Pinnick, Bob Kulick, John Alderete, Vinnie Colaiuta
10. Strutter - Phil Lewis, Gilby Clarke, Jeff Pilson, Bobby Rock
11. Stole Your Love - Robin McAuley, C.C. Deville, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar
Kicking off in some loud fine style with 'Detroit Rock City,' the album is a pure, unadulterated rock gem. Once those guitars light up and the drums kick in, well, all bets are off for a quiet evening in!
Snider's Stanley "impression" is nearly spot on and together with the harmonious backing vocals the cut is damn close to the original. Lukather's guitar sears under Shaw's vocals on 'Love Gun,' whilst Slaughter's usual brand of outlandish vocals crush 'Cold Gin' perfectly.
As a guitar weans its way in, suddenly Jericho's very own Stanley "impression" comes to the fore and if you shut your eyes, well, 'King Of The Night Time World' is KISS! Winger and Gilbert's raucous beauty 'I Want You' is pure dynamite and is backed seamlessly by Kulick's guitar work, Appice's drums, and Osbourne's dark, throaty vocals on the stand out track of the album, 'God Of Thunder.'
A deep, slightly fuzzy guitar leads us then into a quietly low key 'Calling Dr. Love (Hamilton, Porcaro), with the drumtastic 'Shout It Out Loud' featuring the one, the only, Lemmy Kilmister on vocals; making you realize just how much you miss the guy.
A spot on 'Parasite' from Pinnick, with Kulick blaring his way across the guitar sections is up next and that's followed by a fun version of 'Strutter.' Lewis' vocals may well be a wee bit too shallow for the song, but both Clarke and Pilson bring the song home nicely.
The album then wraps up with and all-star cast on 'Stole Your Love.' McAuley's '80s vocals are always great to hear, the wild guitar work of C.C. Deville as nuts as ever, and then the brilliant Dunbar smacking the skins makes it yet another well crafted cut.
DVD - 1. Interviews and Stories with:
2. Paul Gilbert
3. Bob Kulick
4. Tommy Shaw
5. Tony Franklin
6. Ansley Dunbar
7. Robin McAuley
8. Robben Ford
10. Greg Bissonette
11. C.C. Deville
12. Doug Aldrich
13. Kip Winger
14. Carmine Appice
15. Mike Porcaro
16. Fred Coury
17. Jennifer Batten
18. Bobby Rock
19. Mark Slaughter
20. Page Hamilton
21. Tim Bogart
22. Steve Lukather
23. Samantha Maloney
24. Chris Jericho and Bruce Kulick
Aynsley Dunbar, Blasko, Bob Kulick, Bobby Rock, Bruce Kulick, Buzz Osbourne, C.C. DeVille, Carmine Appice, Chris Jericho, Dee Snider, Doug Alrich, Dug Pinnick, Fred Coury Kip Winger, Gilby Clarke, Greg Bissonette, Jay Schellen, Jeff Pilson, Jennifer Batten, John Alderete, John Tempesta, Lemmy Kilmister, Marco Mendoza, Mark Slaughter, Mike Inez, Mike Porcaro, Page Hamilton, Paul Gilbert, Phil Soussan, Pure Fire, Rich Ward, Robben Ford, Robin McAuley, Ryan Roxy, Samantha Maloney, Steve Lukather, Steve Riley, Tim Bogert, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Vinnie Colaiuta and Phil Lewis.
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