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UK retro rock mag Rock Candy’s latest issue (June-July 2018) features a cover story that reveals the real story behind Kiss’s four solo albums through the personal recollections of many of the people who were there.

The 14 page special features new and exclusive interviews with guitarist Bob Kulick and drummer Richie Fontana, both of whom played on Paul Stanley’s album, manager Alvin Ross, security man Big John Harte, publicist Carol Ross and the band’s art director Dennis Woloch.

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The idea that each member of Kiss would release a solo album on the same day was a revolutionary concept that showed the band’s limitless ambition at the height of their fame. But Alvin Ross admits that “everyone thought it was risky”, while John Harte says that “Gene was the most maniacal about selling more than the others.”

Carol Ross reveals that, “sales were not good and that was a real disappointment”. But Rock Candy looks at the relative merits of the four albums with the benefit of hindsight and regardless of commercial success.

“Recording the Paul Stanley album was a great experience and a great time in my life,” says Bob Kulick.

While Kiss’s many achievements have often been endlessly covered, the solo albums remain much more of a mystery and Kiss fans find much to discuss about concerning the relative merits of the four albums. Rock Candy’s cover story will add much, much more to the ongoing debate.

With fantastic photos from Fin Costello and Rich Galbraith, some of which are previously unseen, Rock Candy is delighted to have added to the illustrious Kiss story with this fascinating cover story.

“I’d just turned 14 years old when the Kiss solo albums dropped in September of 1978,” says Rock Candy editor and former Kerrang! journalist Howard Johnson. “My excitement levels were off the scale! They may have been a commercial failure, but to my mind these records will always be a huge creative success.”

Read the whole of this revealing article, and many more fascinating features, in Issue 8 of Rock Candy Mag, available in shops worldwide or direct from us online at the following link:

Official Rock Candy Magazine website

Issue #8 features dozens of major features and interviews with legendary and obscure acts, including:

KISS
NIKKI SIXX
KING’S X
BLUE OYSTER CULT
GOLDEN EARRING
NIGHT RANGER
DREAM THEATER
LITA FORD
RICHIE SAMBORA
STRYPER
IRON MAIDEN
VAN HALEN
KEN HENSLEY
DONINGTON MONSTERS OF ROCK
JAPANESE METAL
MORNINGSTAR
JIMMY PAGE
METALLICA
RORY GALLAGHER
DEF LEPPARD
TESTAMENT
SPOOKY TOOTH
LOVE/HATE
QUEENSRYCHE
VINTAGE PROGRAMMES

NIGHT RANGER article preview

CASTLE DONINGTON MONSTERS OF ROCK festival article preview

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About Rock Candy Magazine:

Rock Candy Mag is a 100-page, full-colour bi-monthly rock mag created in the UK but available worldwide. It covers the sights, sounds and smells from the greatest era ever in hard rock music, the ’70s and ’80s. Put together by respected UK rock journalists Derek Oliver, Howard Johnson and Malcolm Dome, all frontline writers for the legendary Kerrang! magazine in the golden era, Rock Candy Mag is available in print format with a free digital download version for anyone who buys the mag online at www.rockcandymag.com.

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About Joseph Timmons (7973 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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