10/27/2015

'KISS and Makeup' Compilation Will Feature All Female Artists Covering KISS

By Luis Polanco / Billboard

The album drops today (Oct. 27).

Ever wonder what beloved KISS tracks would sound like if they weren’t performed by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons?! Besides being able to check out the number of tribute bands dedicated to the American hard rock band, the folks at music licensing and marketing firm MediaHorse have announced the release of a special KISS compilation of all-female artists performing classic KISS songs.

Through the collaborative efforts of HoriPro Entertainment Group and the publishers of the KISS discography, and of course, KISS, MediaHorse present KISS and Makeup, a selection of 16 tracks re-imagined by a wide-ranging mix of musicians and bands from different genres. 

“Having performed these songs many thousands of times for millions of fans around the world for over 40 years, we loved hearing these fresh new takes on our classic hits by so many super talented female artists,” said Stanley, “KISS is rock and roll.. and these ladies really know how to rock our catalog. We love KISS and Makeup…and so will you.” 

Simmons added, “We’re really excited about KISS and Makeup! It’s fun to hear our songs in a completely new and different fashion…especially by female artists. KISS fans are really going to get a kick out of this record!”

MediaHorse co-founders Shauna Krikorian and Joe Berman stated, “This project has been a fun labor of love for us. We wanted to create something exciting and original that had not yet been done with the band…KISS classics from a female perspective! Listeners will be quite surprised hearing these fresh takes on songs we’ve all grown to love, letting KISS fans experience them in a whole new light. It completely changes the interpretation to hear these songs in modern genres of indie rock and pop and especially with a female singer.” 

Here is the track listing from the album:

1. “Detroit Rock City” by Avila
2. “I Was Made For Loving You” by Haliene 
3. “Do You Love Me” by Lovers Electric
4. “Hard Luck Woman” by Pearl
5. “Rock and Roll All Nite” by The Dollyrots
6. “Crazy Nights” by Brett Anderson
7. “I Love It Loud” by Aly Jados
8. “Hotter Than Hell” by Kristen Schaeffer
9. “Heaven's On Fire” by Kelly Jones
10. “Black Diamond” by Jade Ell
11. “Shout It Out Loud” by Flora Cash
12. “Sure Know Something” by Clara Mae
13. “Strutter” by The Two Tens
14. “Christine Sixteen” by Brett Featuring Madeira
15. “Calling Dr. Love” by Kavka Shishido
16. “Rock And Roll All Nite” by Russian Red (Bonus Track) 

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