Thursday, January 27, 2011

KISS to start recording new album in March

KISS will be hitting the studio in March to begin work on a new album, according to guitarist Tommy Thayer.

“The great news is that we are going in the studio again in the next month or two,” Thayer told during the recent NAMM convention. “We are starting to work on writing some songs now, and we’re gonna really approach it a lot like we did with "Sonic Boom," and keep it all in the band in terms of the writing, with no agenda besides writing great rock and roll songs that we love, then rehearsing them and then going in and putting them down on tape and recording them. Just the way we did with the last record, which really felt good to us, so we're gonna go do it the same way this time.”

2009's "Sonic Boom" was the band’s first studio album in more than a decade. Vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley produced that album, and he will perform the same duties on this one.

“Paul knows more what a KISS record should sound like than anybody, to be honest with you, so he is going to lead the charge and produce it again and we are all really excited about it,” Thayer said. “I know we are going to start working on it really soon in terms of the writing and rehearsing and we’ll probably be in the studio by March, so sometime this year I’m sure you’ll see a brand spanking new KISS album that’s gonna kick some butt!”


Kiss – Modern Day Delilah
Epicenter Twenty Ten Festival
Fontana, CA – September 25, 2010

See also:

KISS: new music update from Gene Simmons
KISS - Backstage tour of Sonic Boom Over Europe
Kiss: Paul Stanley jams with Chris Isaak (2002)
Kiss: Gene Simmons joins daughter on stage in Whistler