RollingStone.com caught up with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons to get his thoughts on seven diverse songs, from a vintage BEE GEES classic to a new LAMB OF GOD rager.
Speaking about LAMB OF GOD’s “512” track, Simmons states: “LAMB are a solid bunch of musicians — capable and bombastic. But while I like the backing track here, I must confess this type of vocal styling — what would happen if a werewolf tried singing? — just ain’t my thing. Not that I’m claiming I can sing, mind you. Personally, I’d be curious what this fine backing track would sound like with a decent melody and with Dave Grohl’s vocals.”
“512” is taken from LAMB OF GOD’s seventh album, “VII: Sturm Und Drang”, which was released on July 24 via Epic in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Entertainment in all territories outside of North America. The CD was once again produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, California.
As previously reported, LAMB OF GOD will be the musical guests on the Thursday, August 27 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The band will perform several songs on the show’s outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd.