Monday, November 16, 2009

Rock News

PAUL STANLEY Talks About KISS 'Guitar Hero' Track Pack

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley discusses the band's "Guitar Hero" three-song track pack, the "Alive 35" tour and more in a podcast interview with, the official blog of Microsoft's Xbox Live. Larry Hryb, director of programming for Microsoft Xbox Live, conducts the interview. Check it out below.

Look for KISS to headline the "Guitar Hero" stage on November 19 with a three-song track pack that's sure to satiate the KISS fan in everyone. The track pack will feature "Modern Day Delilah", the first single off the band's new album, "Sonic Boom"; "Lick It Up", the title track from the group's 1983 album; and "I Was Made for Loving You", KISS's second gold single.

KISS Track Pack will be available via Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation Store for the PS3 for $5.49 and for Wii for 550 Wii Points. In addition, all songs in the KISS Track Pack will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points each, PS3 for $1.99 each and Wii for 200 Wii Points each.

While you wait, you can also rock out to KISS right now in "Guitar Hero 5", which features "Shout It Out Loud".

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ALICE IN CHAINS On 'Later ... With Jools Holland'; More Performance Footage Available

ALICE IN CHAINS performed the songs "Lesson Learned" and "Black Gives Way to Blue" on this past Friday night's (November 13) edition of the iconic "Later ... With Jools Holland" BBC2 television show in the U.K. Watch the performances below.

"Later ... With Jools Holland" is a contemporary British music television show hosted by Jools Holland. A spin-off of "The Late Show", it has been running without a break since 1992 and is a part of BBC2's late-night lineup. It features a mixture of both established and new musical artists, from solo performers to bands and larger ensembles.

As previously reported, "Project Runway" season three model Amanda Fields is featured in the new video from ALICE IN CHAINS, "Your Decision", which was recently filmed in a "giant house between Santa Monica and Malibu off the Pacific Coast Highway." The clip is being directed by Stephen Schuster, who previously worked with ALICE IN CHAINS on the "A Looking In View" video.

To coincide with the band's European tour, ALICE IN CHAINS will release the "Your Decision" single on November 16 in the U.K.

"Your Decision" is the second single to be lifted from band's first all-new album in 14 years, titled "Black Gives Way To Blue", which sold 126,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart (behind latest albums from PARAMORE, MARIAH CAREY, BARBRA STREISAND and BREAKING BENJAMIN).

"Black Gives Way To Blue":

"Lesson Learned":

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