KISS frontman Paul Stanley has finished laying down vocals for the track "Cut the Wire" for Russian rockers PUSHKING's new album, "Pushking Duets", to be released in late 2009.
Gabe Reed, an entertainment attorney who represents PUSHKING and who organized Stanley's involvement in the project, stated of the session, "Paul sounded amazing and we are very appreciative that he took the time to contribute to the project."
In addition to Stanley, PUSHKING's forthcoming CD will feature guest appearances by Alice Cooper, Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MSG), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) and Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE).
One of Russia's most popular metal/rock bands, PUSHKING has released over 15 albums. The band's new CD, "Pushking - Duets", will contain 19 songs covering PUSHKING's entire discography since 1996 and featuring contributions from some of "the greatest vocalists and musicians" from the world rock scene.
The album's producer, Fabrizio Grossi, stated about the project, "I was intrigued by the level of their musicianship and the very open approach they have to their music. Their music includes all the great ingredients of my favorite '70s bands, with QUEEN, ZEPPELIN and PURPLE on top of it. The record it's going to be a concept album and along with the band, there will be lots of great guest stars."
"Pushking - Duets" will feature appearances by the following musicians, among others:
* Paul Stanley (KISS) on the songs "Cut The Wire" and "Kukarracha"
* Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on the songs "Why Don't You?", "Private Own", "Tonight" and "Kukarracha"
* Eric Ragno
* Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN) on the song "Heroin"
* Joe Bonamassa on the song "Tonight"
* Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL) on the song "Blessing Traveller"
* John Lawton (URIAH HEEP) on the song "Blessing Traveller"
* Alice Cooper on the song "Trouble Love"
* Keri Kelli (ALICE COOPER) on the song "Trouble Love"
* Jeff Scott Soto (JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN) on the song "I Believe"
* Eric Martin (MR. BIG) on the songs "Open Letter to God" (also known as "Christina Talks to God") and "Kukarracha"
* Steve Lukather on the song "Kukarracha"
* Matt Filippini on the song "Private Own"
* Dan McCafferty (NAZARETH) on the songs "I Love You" and "My Simple Song"
* Graham Bonnet (ALCATRAZZ, MSG, RAINBOW) on the songs "God Made Us Free" and "Kukarracha"
* Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on the songs "Head Shooter" and "Kukarracha"
*Udo Dirkschneider (ACCEPT, U.D.O.) on the song "Nature's Child"