Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and AM CONSPIRACY/ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones were interviewed on this past Saturday's (November 7) edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. The program is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
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Kulick's third solo album, "BK3", which follows 2001's "Audio Dog" and 2003's "Transformer", was mastered on July 16 at Precision Mastering in Hollywood, California. An official release date has not yet been announced.
"BK3" features guest appearances by legendary vocalist Doug Fieger (THE KNACK), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA), Nick Simmons (Gene Simmons' son), and former KISS cohorts Gene Simmons (singing lead vocals on a track co-written with Kulick called "Ain't Gonna Die") and Eric Singer (who contributed drums on the track vocalized by Sammet). It also includes the three songs that were featured on the limited-edition EP that was created especially for Kulick's last Australian guitar clinic tour, which took him to four cities during his brief one-week visit. Included on the disc were "No Friend of Mine" featuring guest vocalist John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, ESP), "And I Know" (featuring Kulick on vocals), and the instrumental track "Between The Lines" featuring a musical "supergroup" comprised of drummer Kenny Aronoff, bassist Jimmy Haslip, and the dual guitar attack of Kulick and Steve Lukather.
AM CONSPIRACY's self-titled debut album will be released on January 12, 2010 via Burnhill Union Records (a newly launched independent label from Chicago). A song from the CD, "Pictures", is available for streaming at this location. The track was mixed by Randy Staub, who has previously worked with METALLICA, NICKELBACK and ALICE IN CHAINS, among others.
"AM Conspiracy" was recorded earlier thie year at Belle City Sound studio in Racine, Wisconsin with producer Chris Djuricic (NOVEMBERS DOOM bassist).
Jones recently told AOL's Noisecreep about AM CONSPIRACY's upcoming CD, "It's 13 songs, all very different from each other. We try to mix it up and keep it going. We did it because a lot of records that have been coming out lately, in my opinion, sound like one long song. We try to steer away from that as far as possible. So it's got a good mixture of different emotions that hopefully it'll take people through. It has different kinds of music. Some stuff's real heavy. Some stuff's pretty light."
AM CONSPIRACY was recently rejoined by guitarist Rob DeHaven.
The band's lineup features core members Jones, Kenny Harrelson (bass) and Dean Andrews (drums) alongside guitarist Drew Burke.
In early 2007, AM CONSPIRACY signed with Corporate Punishment Records and began work on its first release with Rae DiLeo (FILTER, ARMY OF ANYONE). Shortly after signing, the band parted ways with the label and released a four-song EP entitled "Out of the Shallow End". Two of the tracks off the EP ("Absence" and "Far") were featured in regular rotation on XM Radio's SquiZZ, Europe's Kerrang!, and various FM stations across the U.S. "Right On Time" (another track off the EP) and "Welt" (previously unreleased) were part of the "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008" soundtrack.
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