Some rock n roll history went down at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre a couple of nights back - on Friday the 31st August – where two of the founding members of one of the world’s most iconic rock n roll outfits – KISS - graced the very same stage . I am of course referring to … Continue reading Gene Simmons / Ace Frehley – Enmore Theatre Sydney 31 Aug 2018
As Gene Simmons prepares to kick of his Australian tour in Adelaide tonight, comes news that School Of Rock The Musical star Amy Lehpamer will join Gene on stage at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on August 30, to smash out a special Aussie version of “I Was Made For Loving You”. One of Australia's most respected vocalists, Lehpamer is set to play … Continue reading GENE SIMMONS to be joined on stage in Melbourne by School Of Rock’s AMY LEHPAMER
1989 was indeed the year for hidden hearts. In that year, there were four artists alone who released versions of the Desmond Child/Paul Stanley penned epic, ‘Hide Your Heart’ – yet which one is the best ? Hide Your Heart – although co penned by Stanley – is total Desmond Child, which means it sounds … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Who Recorded The Best Version of ‘Hide Your Heart’? KISS ? Ace Frehley? Bonnie Tyler ? Robin Beck?
Today I am giving Slade's 1973 record 'Sladest' a thorough inspection - and damn it's good. Actually it’s extraordinary ! What you are in fact all looking at folks - is the very first record I ever bought. See, me and the Cowboy used to spend many Saturday mornings as kids - perusing local school … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Slade – ‘Sladest’
Some facts - I owned this thing back in the day. The day - as in 1985. Can I say that ? I wonder how that rates in this world of 'Kiss cool' where, it is how old you were when you got into Kiss, which gives you the serious cred amongst your fellow Kissers...you … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Viewing Today ? Kiss: Animalize – Live Uncensored
Clever Australian comedian Norman Gunston - (when interviewing then KISS manager Bill Aucoin on the 1980 tour) cheekily asked if the band wrapped the price receipt inside the package when KISS merch was sold. Amusing and not that far off the mark. Just when you thought it was safe to smash open your KISS piggy … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About the Kiss Monster Book – their biggest rip-off yet ?
First off, let me say that as an ex-Kiss addict - a band I gave 25 years to, I am very much qualified to give my opinion on why I think Kiss should retire in 2012. Many devoted Kiss fans are not going to like what I write and will not agree with me. That’s … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Why KISS Should Retire in 2012
Here is a record which brings back some memories. Purchased back in the day at one of Sydney's inner city record stores (hint - near Big Al's) it cost me most of my pay packet. As I was a blinkered Kiss devotee it made no difference. Who needs food or rent money when you have … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Kiss – Live at the Gaumont, Ipswich UK 1984
Sometimes I cringe when I hear a certain tune, Like when the radio announcer (cos that’s all they are these days) tells me the story about ‘You’re So Vain’ being written about Warren Beatty. Argh! If you are 20 years of age listening to the radio, you wouldn’t even know who the hell Beatty is, … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders:Just How Many Backs Against The Wall Are There In Rock ‘n’ Roll?
I ask you – when is enough enough ? KI$$’s Gene $immons revealed this week that he was scheduled to meet with executives to discuss, in his words, "a KISS-Hello Kitty worldwide deal.” As Japanese company Sanrio's most recognizable character, Hello Kitty has already joined forces with the rock band X JAPAN to create Visual-Kei … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About KISS and Hello Kitty.
Man I used to love Keel. Keel were one of the BEST metal bands to come out of LA in the 1980s. Keel wrote more metal anthems than most metal bands. They wrote original, solid and ballsy metal tuneage. I used to own ‘The Right To Rock’ LP, ‘The Final Frontier’ LP and the self … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? KEEL – LAY DOWN THE LAW (1984)