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Glamtastic Rocktober Tuesday: New Music From Steel Panther, Lita Ford, KISS, Joe Perry

Talk about Glam! There are a ton of new releases out today! Joe Perry has a new one called Have Guitar Will Travel. KISS is out with their Wal-Mart exclusive Sonic Boom. Lita Ford is back with Wicked Wonderland, her first new effort since 1995. Steel Panther's Feel The Steel is finally out in the U.S! All in all, it's a huge day for the music we love.

There are other albums, too! U.D.O. has a new album called Dominator. Heart has an Amazon-only exclusive Baby Guitars. Powerman 5000 is offering up Somewhere on the Otherside of Nowhere, Deep Purple releases This Time Around - Live in Tokyo and Black Sabbath Vol. 4 gets a re-release (along with most of the other Sabbath classics).

Of these, I already have the Lita disc and I'm getting the Steel Panther, Joe Perry and KISS. In fact, I'm heading to the KISS Korner with a coworker at lunch so we can paw through the merch, get our CDs and other crap.

Let's talk about Wicked Wonderland for a second. Lita's effort is a noble one: she's trying to make a comeback as a strong, female rocker. Not always the easiest thing to do. Wicked Wonderland doesn't sound like "Kiss Me Deadly." Instead, it's much heavier, with a sort of electro edge. I'll admit being surprised, but I still think Wicked Wonderland is a strong effort - and unique because Lita worked on the entire album with her husband Jim Gillette of Nitro.

"It was the best experience I've ever had," Lita Ford admits to Bring Back Glam! about the recording process with her husband. "Jim and I are soul mates and we do everything together. You know how twins sometimes finish each other's sentences and weird stuff like that? That's how Jim and I are. It's almost spooky – we freak a lot of people out."

The rest of my Lita interview soon on Noisecreep.

Which albums will you pick up today?



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Reader Comments (14)

Lita's new one was a disappointment, too experimental and Jim is all over the place with the vocals.
October 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
The Kiss album's pretty good actually and Steel Panther's disc is a must have!
I bought it here in Europe in August and the songs are just rock solid. Some might get offended by their lyrics but since it's so obviously done tongue in cheek why bother?
October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
I'll be heading to Walmart after dropping the kids off at school this morning for KISS. I hope they have all the merch and not just the CD at our local Wally World, because I really want a t-shirt and maybe some other stuff too.

I didn't realize Perry's album was due out today also. Looks like I have some e-mail to send.
October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
None of those albums made it for me, maybe Kiss wich I will give it another listen.

I highly recomend the new albums of Danger Danger, Revolve, the new one of Babylon Bombs (watch their new video and single, Liberation, on their myspace page) and the new 2 albums of all the best songs from Swingin'Thing (a must for any glam fan).
October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterXavier
KISS Can Wait for me. I'll get Ace's Anomoly b/f I buy Sonic Boom. STEEL PANTHER STEEL PANTHER STEEL PANTHER! I've been waiting for the official US release FELL THE STEEL!
October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKari
DOH! Feel the Steel! 'She's Got the Eyes of a Panther'.....woot woot.
October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKari
I've bought Kiss and Steel Panther albums, I've ordered Joe Perry and will think about Lita Ford, heard some of the stuff form her and industrial-metal alba's um isn't my piece of cake - I like industrail a lot - Ministry, NIN but what I've heard Lita Ford effort is pretty weak.
October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeter
Steel Panther is in the mail along with a kick ass shirt and i also am goin to get kiss sonic boom it a little bit!
October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
I couldnt wait untill today to get Steel Panther. I ordered the import and have had it for months. I may get Lita's new one but not KISS. I did get the new AMAZING Kill Hannah cd last week and im looking forward to getting the new Bowling For Soup next Tuesday. Also, everyone should order the new Vains Of Jenna as well.
October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Was anyone else massively disappointed by the "KISS Korner" at their local Walmart? Or was I expecting way too much?
October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
my local walmart..actually 2 of the many here in CT..didnt even have the KISS KORNER set up..i had to dig deep to find my copy on the country rack where someone must have hiid it to come get it later.
October 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteral rose
Joe Perry's album is very different. It's kind of a weird mix of electronic-based rock and recreated late 50s rockabilly. It's definitely an album that will take several listens to adjust to and appreciate.
October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Neither Walmart by me has any KISS swag. Lame!
October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
You certainly deserve a round of applause for your post and more specifically, your blog in general. Very high quality material
March 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJarysnaro

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