BW&BK has received the following update in regards to the upcoming tribute album KISS My Ankh: A Tribute To VINNIE VINCENT:
Six additional musicians have been confirmed for the upcoming tribute album KISS My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent.
Guitarist/keyboardist Paul LaPlaca (ZANDELLE, Z02, CHRIS CAFFERY solo band) has been tapped to contribute a dark interpretation of the foreboding KISS track 'Unholy'. Chris Caffery himself (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) will perform the guitar solo with drums provided by Dennis Leeflang (SUN CAGED, EPICA, BUMBLEFOOT solo band). Penned by Vinnie Vincent and GENE SIMMONS, the song is one of three Vincent co-writes to appear on KISS' Revenge album from 1992, nearly a decade after his departure from the band.
Also confirmed for the tribute is a new recording of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion anthem 'Boyz Are Gonna Rock' by MIKE WEEKS, guitarist on the most recent solo album by original Invasion vocalist Robert Fleischman. Joining Weeks on the track are former NITRO bassist T.J. Racer and drummer Andre LaBelle, who appeared alongside Fleischman on the unreleased third Vinnie Vincent album Guitars From Hell.
The above mentioned join the previously announced Steve Brown (TRIXTER, STEREO FALLOUT), whose acoustic rendition of the PAUL STANLEY/Vinnie Vincent composition 'A Million To One' recently premiered on Eddie Trunk's nationally syndicated Friday Night Rocks radio program. Also appearing on the tribute are former ADLER'S APPETITE vocalist Sheldon Tarsha, former ALICE COOPER guitarist Ryan Roxie, former ALTARIA bassist Marko Pukkila and current WHITE LION drummer Troy Patrick Farrell, who have collaborated on a new recording of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion power ballad 'That Time of Year'. Samples of both songs are available at the official KISS My Ankh MySpace page.
Though Vinnie Vincent himself has not released any new material in over a decade, KISS My Ankh will pay tribute to the undeniable musical legacy of the former KISS guitarist. Vinnie's compositions are widely regarded as a highlight of the KISS catalog and remain a staple of the live KISS set list. Included on the tribute will be selections from the three KISS albums to which Vinnie contributed, as well as the two albums he released with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Additional artists and track listings will be announced as they are confirmed. Further details can be found at the SplitScreen Entertainment website.
KISS My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent is scheduled for a summer 2008 release.