TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown's new recording of the underground KISS track "A Million To One", a song co-written by Paul Stanley and Vinnie Vincent, premiered during the May 30 episode of nationally syndicated radio program "Friday Night Rocks". In the studio with DJ Eddie Trunk were Steve and his TRIXTER bandmate Mark "Gus" Scott, who were there to promote the upcoming TRIXTER reunion.
Regarding Steve's cover of "A Million To One", which will receive its official release on the upcoming tribute album "Kiss My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent", Brown said, "It's just an amazing concept and that's why I signed on to the project. I mean, who would think to do a Vinnie Vincent tribute album? I just thought that was so funny! But Vinnie was a great guitar player and a great songwriter."
"You can laugh all you want about the fact that there's a Vinnie Vincent tribute album," offered Trunk, "but he was a huge part of the reason why KISS had a career in the '80s. He wrote 'Lick It Up' and all that great stuff. No matter what state the band is in now, Vinnie was a huge contributor to their success."
Trunk further added, "You've got to hear Steve's version of 'A Million To One' because he did such a great job on it. He covered one of my favorite songs from a non-original KISS lineup and he did such a different, cool version of it that I was just blown away. I only play one ballad per show, so I'm going to play it tonight." Ed later ended the program by selecting the song for his closing ballad.
Steve's interpretation of "A Million To One" is an elaborate acoustic rendition of the song, putting a fresh new spin on the 25-year-old classic.
A 30-second sample of the song is available at the SplitScreen Entertainment web site.
Steve Brown currently fronts the modern rock act STEREO FALLOUT and is expected to reunite with his TRIXTER bandmates for select live dates in 2008, including the massive Rocklahoma festival in July.
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 setlist.
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.
"Kiss My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent" is scheduled for a summer 2008 release.