Legendary KISS drummer Eric Carr was an integral part of the band for over 11 years. His powerful drumming rocked the music world through the metal Eighties. Carr is still an influence on drummers and rock fans alike.
Due on November 8 through a label imprint set up by Eric‘s sister Loretta Caravello, “Unfinished Business” is a special 20th-year commemorative CD release that features over 17 rare Eric Carr recordings, including previously unreleased music, live performances, interview clips and more. Guests include current and former members of KISS, TWISTED SISTER, SEETHER, ZO2, EUROPE, DANGER DANGER and more.
This CD is a testament to a man whose personality and heart were as big as his enormous talent. Eric‘s spirit is alive in each and every song.
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Greg Prato, the author of such books as “Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History Of Seattle Rock Music”, “Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story” and “A Devil On One Shoulder And An Angel On The Other: The Story Of Shannon Hoon And Blind Melon”, last year released “The Eric Carr Story”, the first-ever book to tell the life story of KISS drummer Eric Carr. Comprised of all-new interviews, the book also doubles as a study of 1980s-era KISS. You’ll find insight into all of KISS‘ albums that featured Carr (from producers Bob Ezrin, Michael James Jackson, and Ron Nevison), as well as those closest to him (sister Loretta Caravello, girlfriend Carrie Stevens, KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick), and music-related friends (Eddie Trunk, DREAM THEATER‘s Mike Portnoy, ANTHRAX‘s Charlie Benante). Also included is one of the last-ever interviews conducted with KISS‘ original manager, Bill Aucoin, and for the first time ever, KISS fans will be able to learn what the real story line to KISS‘ controversial release “(Music From) The Elder” was all about (thanks to an explanation from Ezrin).
With the 20-year anniversary of Eric Carr‘s passing (November 24, 1991) approaching in 2011, what better way to celebrate the subjects than with all-new book? The book is set up in an “oral history” format (in other words, you’re getting the story straight from the source) and is chock-full of rarely seen (or, in many cases, never-before-seen) photographs.
The Eric Carr book is 256 pages long and priced at $19.99 (ISBN # 978-0-578-07424-5).
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