Thread: Gene Simmons to Release Kiss Demos Featuring Van Halen

jszfunk - 9/12/2017 at 11:54 AM

Gene Simmons is reportedly preparing to release three long-lost Kiss demo tracks featuring Van Halen brothers Eddie and Alex as part of his solo box set The Vault.

Van Halen News Desk says the songs in question are “Christine Sixteen” and “Got Love For Sale,” from Kiss’ 1977 album Love Gun, and “Tunnel of Love” from Simmons’ self-titled 1978 solo album.

Simmons told Rolling Stone last year how the recording session had come about in 1976. “I discovered the band,” he explained. “I saw them and signed them. I produced their demo – 15 songs – which I still own, but the band just doesn’t want it to come out. They did me a favor. I was in Los Angeles, and I called Alex and Ed. ‘Listen, I got three songs. I’m going in at 2AM. Do you want to help me?’ Usually I put down all the parts, but I wanted to do three songs instead of one. So we did ‘Christine Sixteen,’ and I put the keyboards on, everything else. Ed did the solo to the rhythm guitar, bass, and Alex was on drums.’”

After the Van Halen recordings failed to generated much interest, everyone went their separate ways. “I gave the demo back to the band,” Simmons told BraveWords. “I told them I had a tour to go on and afterward I would try to get them a record deal. But until then, I tore up our contract and set them free. It didn’t take them long to get on Warner Bros.”

Simmons’ box set is scheduled for release on Sept. 12, with more information available at the Gene Simmons Vault website. “The Vault is 150-plus never-before-released songs I’ve written, going all the way back to when I was 14 years old, to some of the songs that became Kiss classics,” he noted earlier this year. Along with the set’s 10 CDs of music, Simmons also plans to include “an exclusive Gene Simmons action figure, an ‘In Gene We Trust’ medallion, a book packed with photos from my personal archives and a very special surprise item from me to you. You’re not going to believe the things we found.”


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Lee - 9/12/2017 at 12:22 PM

Wonder how much this box set will cost.


matt05 - 9/12/2017 at 01:58 PM

quote:
Wonder how much this box set will cost.



its thousands of dollars


WarEagleRK - 9/12/2017 at 02:31 PM

The Van Halen stuff is all I would be interested in.

Great example of Gene being Gene:

"I produced their demo – 15 songs – which I still own"

“I gave the demo back to the band”

In the same interview he contradicts himself so he can pat himself on the back for both owning the demo and his benevolence of giving the demo back to the band.



WarEagleRK - 9/12/2017 at 08:16 PM

For $50K Gene will deliver the box set in person.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/gene-simmons-vault-box-set/


CanadianMule - 9/12/2017 at 11:52 PM

quote:
The Van Halen stuff is all I would be interested in.

Great example of Gene being Gene:

"I produced their demo – 15 songs – which I still own"

“I gave the demo back to the band”

In the same interview he contradicts himself so he can pat himself on the back for both owning the demo and his benevolence of giving the demo back to the band.



He would still own some rights to the demo. Gave it back to them meant that he would not shop it and they were free to use it them in hope of a deal.

He is actually being pretty accurate here.

I personally think that VH should have used them long ago. But they sound far inferior to the first VH album so maybe they want those versions remembered. I don't think that they needed to worry as the VH 1 versions are classic.

All those demos were leaked long ago.


WarEagleRK - 9/13/2017 at 02:32 AM

Sorry, I was just making fun of Gene Simmons.

The Simmons VH demos aren't very good, Roth hadn't really found his personality with the songs yet. The WB demos are fantastic and should have seen the light of day as bonus tracks by now.


matt05 - 9/13/2017 at 03:24 AM

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Sorry, I was just making fun of Gene Simmons.

The Simmons VH demos aren't very good, Roth hadn't really found his personality with the songs yet. The WB demos are fantastic and should have seen the light of day as bonus tracks by now.



theres someone who keeps saying a few years ago WB wanted to release some kind of boxset but EVH said no


jszfunk - 9/13/2017 at 11:44 AM

Speaking of Gene.....

GENE SIMMONS Will Deliver 'The Vault' Box Set To Your Home For $50,000




Celebrating fifty years in rock (1966-2016), Gene Simmons, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, co-founder and front man of KISS, America's number one gold record award-winning group of all time in all categories (RIAA), and one of the most recognized performers in the world, has announced the unprecedented release of "Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience" in partnership with Rhino Entertainment.

"Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience" commemorates and celebrates Simmons's notorious five-decade journey as a rock icon, offering fans around the world a limited-edition collectible Vault with contents that offer a unique look into The Demon's colorful life, including never-before-released songs, photos, stories and collectible items. Additionally, every Vault will be personally delivered to each fan by Simmons himself.

"Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience" begins with a personal delivery, by Simmons himself, of a numbered, limited-edition, 17" x 25" 38-pound Vault, during Simmons's "Vault World Tour", set to take place January 2018 through December 2018.

Priced at $2,000 - each unique Vault includes:

* 150 never-before-released tracks written and performed by Simmons, and featuring notable rock and roll artists, including members of KISS past and present
* Packaged in a massive 12" x 12" x 6" leather-bound commemorative book containing dozens of never-before-seen images of Simmons throughout his 50-year career
* These unreleased tracks are exclusive to "The Vault" and will not be available in other physical or digital configurations
* Limited-edition collectibles including a Gene Simmons non-makeup action figure and an "In Gene We Trust" oversized medallion
* A one-of-a-kind, hand-selected original piece of memorabilia from Gene's personal collection




During the one-on-one meet and greets with the delivery of the Vaults, Simmons will travel around the world, to a designated location to take photos and video with the fan and a guest, and sign autographs. In addition to the private meeting, fans will receive a Vault Pre-Pack and join a small group of other fans for "Songs And Stories" from "The Vault" and a question-and-answer session with Simmons. Within a month of purchase, fans will also receive via mail a Vault Pre-Pack featuring a USB including the first track "Are You Ready", a signed golden ticket, exclusive t-shirt, and a laminate. Ordering by December 5 will ensure delivery of the Vault Pre-Pack by December 23, just in time for holiday gift giving.

"Any artist can release a boxed set, and never really thank the fans for their support," said Simmons. "I want to celebrate my fiftieth anniversary in rock with the fans, and I have had a blast putting something really special together for them. 'Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience' gives fans something truly unique that they can keep forever, and it gives me a chance to personally thank them for all of their support over the years."

"What Gene and Rhino have put together with 'The Vault Experience' is truly unprecedented. We have taken the idea of a boxed set to a completely different level," says Mark Pinkus, president of Rhino Entertainment. "As a card-carrying member of the KISS Army from a young age, I'm honored to be working with Gene on such an exciting and innovative project. His fans are going to be absolutely blown away by 'The Vault Experience'. "

For the ultimate fan, two additional "Vault Experiences" are available:

The Executive Producers Experience - $25,000

Kicking off in New York on September 15, the Executive Producer's Experience will be available in cities around the world until November 2017, and is the quintessential experience for the devoted fan, plus a guest. The Executive Producer's experience includes an initial Skype call with Simmons; a one-hour private studio preview with Simmons, offering the opportunity to listen to tracks before they are released; a distinguished "executive producer" credit on every Vault; a photo, video and autograph opportunity with Gene; one of the first 500 limited-edition numbered Vaults; and a Vault Pre-Pack

The Home Experience - $50,000

Launching December 2017 in the U.S. and in cities around the world, the Home Experience includes a personal delivery of "The Vault" to the fan's home by Simmons himself; one of the first three hundred limited-edition numbered Vaults; two hours with Simmons at the fan's home (or location of their choice) for a special event with up to 25 friends and family; photos, videos and autographs; an intimate "Songs & Stories" playback session and question-and-answer session with Gene; and a Vault Pre-Pack for all guests in attendance.

For a complete schedule of all three Vault Experiences or to pre-order "The Vault Experience", visit www.GeneSimmonsVault.com or call 1-833-GSVault.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/gene-simmons-will-deliver-the-vault-box-se t-to-your-home-for-50000.html#m9rhQcyAzoDWUKdX.99


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