Kiss Reveal Song Titles for Upcoming Album
Kiss have shared potential song titles for several songs from their upcoming studio album. The as-yet untitled record, the follow-up to 2009's 'Sonic Boom,' is expected sometime in 2012.
Singer-guitarist Paul Stanley reports the band has completed eight songs for the record, promising to add two more plus "a couple of tracks as bonuses for different projects" before turning the masters in.
Speaking to Classic Rock magazine, it seems Stanley's already got the lead-off track in mind: "I'd be surprised if the record didn't start off with 'Hell or Hallelujah.' It's up-tempo, a great riff, definitive Kiss." He also mentions a song called 'Born to be A Sinner' and says that guitarist Tommy Thayer brought a "terrific" track named 'Out of This World' (which sounds like it would fit his inherited "Spaceman" character very well) to the sessions.
As for the "Demon," well, don't worry, the always prolific Gene Simmons looks to be well-represented, too: "'Are You Ready?' is a new track that I worked out, wrote and brought everyone into the studio and said: "Let's bang this out." (that's what she... oh, nevermind.) He also claims another new song, 'Wall of Sound,' emerged in the studio nearly intact in just 40 minutes.
Stanley also states that while recording 'Sonic Boom' was important in terms of re-establishing Kiss as a recording entity -- their previous album was 1998's Psycho Circus' -- he's even happier with the results of this project so far, saying "This is much easier and that much more self-assured."
The band will have a little more time to work on their new album this fall, seeing as how they've been dropped from the planned Michael Jackson Tribute Concert as a result of Simmons' 2009 comments about the pop singer's child sex abuse legal problems.