30 Years Ago Today: Eric Carr July 12, 1950 – November 24, 1991

I’ll never forget hearing about it on the same day Freddie Mercury passed. – AZ

The first time I met Eric April 1986 at the hotel bar in Pittsburgh PA
Letter to me from his family
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Ex-KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Pays Tribute To ERIC CARR On 30th Anniversary Of Drummer’s Death

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has honored the group’s late drummer Eric Carr on the 30th anniversary of his death.

On Tuesday (November 23), Kulick shared an 11-minute video tribute to his former bandmate and he included the following message: “Eric Carr passed away 30 years ago, on November 24th, 1991. Although it sounds like a long period of time his presence has never left me. He was my dear friend and bandmate. My years traveling, working and playing in KISS with him, were unforgettable. Please enjoy my memories of this great man, and know his legend will always live on in the hearts and minds of his fans, family and friends.”

Carr replaced Peter Criss in KISS in 1980 and made his recording debut with the band on 1981’s “Music From ‘The Elder'” album. His final recording with KISS was “God Gave Rock And Roll To You II”. His last public appearance before his death was at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 1991.

Carr contributed his talent to the bands many gold and platinum albums during his tenure, and can be heard on the band’s many hit songs from the 1980s, including “Lick It Up”“Heaven’s On Fire”“Crazy Nights”“Tears Are Falling” and “Forever”, to name a few. In addition to his musical contributions, Carr was equally known for his inviting personality and genuine love for the fans. From the time he joined the band to this very day, Carr remains one of the most beloved members of the KISS family.

Carr died on November 24, 1991 of a rare heart cancer. He was 41.

Back in 2011, on the 20th anniversary of Eric‘s passing, KISS frontman Paul Stanley stated about Carr: “At a time when KISS was in the midst of upheaval and turmoil, Eric brought calm and an optimism that refocused our priorities so we could move forward. I can’t overstate his contribution to our rebirth. His dedication to his music was only matched by his dedication to his fans. He was a kind soul who couldn’t say an unkind word about anyone and I think of him all the time.”

Added KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: “I never knew anyone more humble in my life. Eric Carr was a kind soul who never said anything bad about anybody. He was also a double threat on drums, and vocals. I miss him.”

As previously reported, an official Eric Carr documentary, backed by the late KISS drummer’s family, is in the works.

In 2000, MVD Visual released an Eric Carr documentary called “Inside The Tale Of The Fox: The Eric Carr Story”. The 120-minute documentary, directed by Jack Edward Sawyers, included extra footage, outtakes, pictures and interviews, as well as previously unreleased music written and performed by Eric from his pre-KISS and KISS days, plus interviews with Bill AucoinBruce KulickCarrie Stevens, members of SLAUGHTERFred Coury, and more.

Carr was inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame on September 12 via a free livestream event hosted by Cathy Rankin.



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Carr Jam – 21 featuring Åge Sten Nilsen, Dregen, Ryan Roxie and more unveil debut single

The new project Carr Jam – 21 , which was been put together to honour KISS drummer Eric Carr who passed away from cancer back on November 24, 1991, has just unveiled its first single ”Can You Feel It” from its upcoming self-titled EP, which will be available on January 7, 2022.

Track List for Carr Jam – 21:
01. Eyes of Love
02. Love Her All I Can
03. Can You Feel It
04. Snowblind

Carr Jam – 21‘s press release indicates:

Carr Jam – 21 is a project to celebrate the legacy of the late Eric Carr (KISS 1980-1991). Eric tragically passed away 30 years ago, and we wanted to do something special.

Together with some of the most well-known and KISS inspired musicians, we have recorded 2 songs written by Eric Carr + 2 KISS related bonus songs.

The people behind the project is: Dregen (The HellacoptersBackyard Babies), Gustav Kronfelt (video producer), Jolle Atlagic (Electric BoysThe Quill), Jesper Lindgren (Velvet Insane), Ryan Roxie (Alice CooperSlash’s SnakepitÅge Sten Nielsen (Wig Wam), Philip Shouse (AcceptAce FrehleyGene Simmons), Jesper Binzer (D-A-D) and Martin Ekelund (Bonafide).

First single ‘Can You Feel It’ is out now and the EP will be released 7/1, 2022.

Listen here and pre-order the EP: https://orcd.co/can-you-feel-it

Carr Jam – 21‘s “Can You Feel It” lyric video:

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Siva Six releases brand new video, ‘Alpha’ – taken from ‘DeathCult’ album

SOURCE: side-line.com

Out now is a brand new video by the Greek electro project Siva Six: “Alpha”. The track for the video is taken from the band’s brand new album “DeathCult” which is out now on Alfa Matrix.

“DeathCult” comes right after the release of the “Ghost Dance” EP earlier this year, and is the band’s long-awaited 5th album to date.

Here’s the video for “Alpha”.

The new “DeathCult” album features 12 songs all centered about the concept of the great mystery and the awful tragedy that death is. For the recording of this new album Z (vocals) and U-Ri (keyboard) counted on Psychon for the mix, mastering and production of the material.

You can check the new tracks on Bandcamp. The CD version is available right here from the Alfa Matrix webstore.

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KID ROCK Rants Against ‘Snowflakes’ And ‘Offended Millennials’ In New Single ‘Don’t Tell Me How To Live’

Kid Rock has released a defiant new single, “Don’t Tell Me How To Live”, in which he rants against “woke” culture and the mainstream media at a time when “every opinion has a millennial offended.”

The first new music from the Michigan-bred rap-rocker since 2017, which was recorded with the Canadian hard rockers MONSTER TRUCK and plays off that band’s 2015 song of the same title, was accompanied by an official music video which features Kid Rock wearing a shirt that says “social media sucks.”

“I’m the last of a few still screaming ‘Fuck you,'” he raps in the song.

This past January, Kid Rock revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic gave him plenty of time to write new music, saying, “I haven’t this much time to work on music since my first record.” According to the Detroit Free Press, he added that he had planned to release a 50-song triple-album this year, made up of 10 hip-hop tracks, 10 rock tracks, 10 country tracks and 20 previously unreleased cuts.

Kid Rock, an ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump, made headlines in 2017 when he announced he was considering a run for a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan.

In September 2020, Kid Rock hosted an outdoor rally for Trump‘s presidential campaign in Michigan. Three and a half years earlier, the musician visited the Oval Office with fellow rocker Ted Nugent and former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Kid Rock was once a contestant on NBC‘s “Celebrity Apprentice”, which starred Trump.

“Don’t Tell Me How To Live” lyrics:

FUCK ALL YOU HOES
DETROIT TILL I DIE MOTHERFUCKER
TALKIN ALL THAT BULLSHIT
AIN’T NOBODY GONNA TELL ME HOW TO LIVE

I’M A MOONSHINE SIPPER STRAIGHT SLIPPIN’ IN THE DARKNESS

FAR FROM HEARTLESS I’M MORE LIKE THE SHARPEST
TOOL IN THE SHED NO I’VE NEVER BEEN THE SMARTEST
BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE I HIT THE FUCKING HARDEST

DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE YOU HEARD ME SCREAM IT
AND TWENTY YEARS LATER BITCH I STILL FUCKING MEAN IT
BUCKA BUCKA YOU AIN’T NEVER MET A MOTHERFUCKER LIKE THIS
KISS MY ASS THEN YOU CAN SUCK A DICK SIDEWAYS
MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY LISTEN UP
AIN’T NOTHING CHANGED HERE I STILL DON’T GIVE A FUCK
SO WHAT THE FUCKS UP WITH ALL THE BACKLASH
YOU SNOWFLAKES HERE’S A NEWS FLASH

AIN’T NOBODY GONNA TELL ME HOW TO LIVE

YEARS AGO WE ALL THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE SEE
THAT EVER KID GOT A MOTHERFUCKIN’ TROPHY
BUT YO HOMIE HERE’S THE SITUATION
A NATION OF PUSSIES IS OUR NEXT GENERATION
AND THESE MINIONS AND THEIR AGENDAS
EVERY OPINION HAS A MILLENNIAL OFFENDED
BUT THIS AMENDMENT ONE IT RINGS TRUE
AND IF YOU DON’T DISSENT BITCH THEN SEE NUMBER TWO

AIN’T NOTHIN NEW RIGHT CHURCH WRONG PEW
GET A CLUE, A CREW, YOUR FAKE NEWS AND VIEWS
CAN ALL GET THE BOTTOM OF MY MOTHERFUCKIN’ SHOE
I’M THE LAST OF A FEW STILL SCREAMIN’ FUCK YOU

AIN’T NOBODY GONNA TELL ME HOW TO LIVE
AIN’T NOBODY GONNA TELL ME HOW TO LIVE
OH I’M GONNA SOAR LIKE AN EAGLE
MY WINGS WILL CARRY ME AWAY
I GOT THE HEART OF A LION
I GET STRONGER EVERYDAY

YOU’LL NEVER TELL ME SHIT
YOU’LL NEVER FLIP MY SCRIPT
BECAUSE I’M MORE OUTRAGEOUS THAN THE VEGAS STRIP
YOU’RE LIKE MAYBERRY BITCH I’M HARD AND CRISP
HIGH RISK HILLBILLY BUT I’M FILTHY RICH
YOU’RE LIKE MILLI VANILLI KINDA SILLY AND SHIT
I’M LIKE SHOTGUN WILLIE SMOKIN’ PHILLIES AND SHIT

I’M LIKE REVEREND RUN OR DAVID LEE ROTH
LIKE SPRINGSTEEN BITCH I’M THE MOTHER FUCKIN BOSS
JAMES DEAN SHIT I’M MORE LIKE BRAD PITT
A LITTLE LESS PRETTY BUT I SLANG MORE DICK
I TWANG MORE RIFFS I SLIDE THRU GRASS
I RIP MORE LINES THAN A 10LB BASS
PASS THE MIC I’M LIKE SLOE GIN FIZZ

IT AIN’T NOBODY IT AIN’T NOBODY
AIN’T NOBODY GONNA TELL ME HOW TO LIVE

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ALIA SYNESTHESIA Unveils Original Score For Classic Horror Film, ‘Haxan

Häxan, also known as The Witches or Witchcraft Through the Ages is a 1922 silent horror film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen. Consisting partly of documentary-style storytelling as well as dramatized narrative sequences, the film charts the historical roots and superstitions surrounding witchcraft, beginning in the Middle Ages through the 20th century.

Haxan has become regarded by critics and scholars as Benjamin Christensen’s finest cinematographic work. Part earnest academic exercise in correlating ancient fears with misunderstandings about mental illness and part salacious horror movie, Häxan is truly a unique work that still holds power to unnerve, even in today’s jaded era.

Häxan has had many fantastic live score attempts in musically re-creating the mysterious and whimsical aesthetic of the film. Now, with your own eyes you got a chance to see a truly unique version of Häxan with a brand new, original operatic soundtrack composed and arranged by a Canadian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and operatic singer ALIA SYNESTHESIA

Film Release Year: 1922
Director: Benjamin Christensen
Composer, singer, producer, mixing/mastering: ALIA SYNESTHESIA

HORROR AND OPERA is a small, one-woman project aiming to bring early works of horror to life by re-scoring the films with original, modern arrangements that feature elements of operatic and choral singing. The project is created and ran by ALIA SYNESTHESIA, a Siberian-Canadian classically trained operatic singer, multi-instrumentalist, electronic musician, and audio engineer.

Alia was fascinated by both horror and opera ever since she was a child. And while many contemporary music enthusiasts may find classical opera “difficult to listen to”, Alia aims to reveal the original beauty of operatic technique by creating arrangements that combine operatic singing and modern composition/instrumentation.

Watch video at the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij-9MK2Vm1E

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