InDo Nashville’s Exclusive Event with Gene Simmons

InDo Nashville’s Exclusive Event with Gene Simmons from KISS was Featured on PopCulture Music

Nashville, TN, April 13th, 2018…KISS won’t be going on a farewell tour anytime soon, Gene Simmons assures, but fans of the iconic rock band have a different kind of tour to look forward to.

The co-founder of KISS told PopCulture.com exclusively that there are no plans for a reunion tour, but he is right now traveling the world hand delivering his brand new box set, “Gene Simmons – The Vault Experience: 1966-2016.”

An imposing 3 feet tall and with 167 previously unreleased songs spanning 50 years, The Vault is both literally and figuratively, the “largest of all time.”

“If you started playing 167 tunes that were never released and didn’t take a poopy break, you would be listening to from 10 to 11 hours straight,” he told PopCulture.

Never-before-heard songs featuring Bob Dylan, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Eddie Van Halen and many more are included in the box set, along with a book of his own private pictures and a piece of KISS memorabilia from his private collection. Oh, and did he mention he is hand delivering these massive treasure chests to fans?

“When I was a kid, neither The Beatles or Elvis Presley ever walked up to me and said, ‘Gene, thanks so much for making my life possible, so check out my new record,'” Simmons told PopCulture of delivering the box sets by hand. “It’s my bucket list, because I’m the luckiest son of a b— who ever walked the planet.”

He continued: “I came to America when I was 8 1/2 years old, I couldn’t speak English or anything, and I never imagined America would embrace me and allow me to scale the heights.”

Each of the songs in the box set was professionally recorded and expertly transferred from the fragile source material, Simmons said, maintaining the original character of the music.

“I’m not a fan of digital by the way,” he told PopCulture. “It just doesn’t sound as cool as the original source material.”

“When you play stuff from The Cloud, it just sounds like a ghost of what music is,” he added. “There’s no warmth, there’s no chest-thumping bass, there’s no crack of the snare drum.”

The state of musicianship is a lot different than it was when Simmons was just embracing his rock n’ roll destiny, with the record industry in “complete chaos” due to streaming and illegal downloads.

“I blame legislation, the lawmakers for allowing that to happen, and the fans, I blame them for not supporting new music,” Simmons told PopCulture. “It doesn’t affect me; we have millions of fans and do very well. But new artists don’t have a chance. They think they’ll just get on American Idol and The Voice and that’s all you’ll need. All of the sudden you’ll have a career. It’s not that simple.”

The few artists he thinks of coming out of those reality shows — Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Kellie Pickler — are all in country, which Simmons said is where the best singers and songwriters are right now.

As for his own hit reality series, Gene Simmons Family Jewels? The rocker had a cryptic answer when asked about the possibility of a reboot.

“They’ve been talking about it for years,” he told PopCulture. “Here’s what happens — the farmer plants a seed for an apple tree and somebody comes by and says, ‘Can I have an apple?’ They don’t understand the process.”

Fans of Simmons in Nashville, Tennessee can meet the rock legend on Saturday, April 14, at InDo Nashville, 632 Fogg St., as he hand delivers “Gene Simmons – The Vault Experience: 1966-2016” box sets, answers questions and takes photos with fans.

“Gene Simmons – The Vault Experience: 1966-2016” is a comprehensive box set of Gene’s solo material that comes packaged in a safe. The set includes 150 previously unreleased songs spread over 10 discs, a leather-bound photo book, a Gene Simmons action figure, an “In Gene We Trust” gold medallion and a “surprise item.”

For more info, visit genesimmonsvault.com.

Click here to see popculture.com’s original article which was written by Anna Rumer.

Contact for InDo Nashville:
Katharine Richardson
Richlynn Group
Kate@RichlynnGroup.com

Music City Nashville.org Featured Our Very Own Dave Isaacs in their Latest Article

Nashville, TN, April 12th, 2018…Nashville, Tennessee is a town that on any given night there could be two dozen of the next Chris Stapletons playing for tips in the honky tonks on Broadway. The music that echoes from the establishments on SoBro is usually high quality and just that good. There’s also a countless number of weekly songwriter rounds that take place in and around the city on an ongoing basis featuring Music Row’s best songwriters and top upcoming talent.

Dave Isaacs performs at InDo Nashville

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So, what are you supposed to do if you are an aspiring musician in Music City just looking to get your feet wet as far as performing live is concerned? Well, one man now has the answer and a powerful solution to that problem.

Meet Dave Isaacs – the “Nashville Guitar Guru”. Dave has become well known in Mid-Tenn as a performer, artist, teacher – and now, a music industry mentor. We first got to know Isaacs several years back when he lived on Long Island and fronted a country rock outfit known as Jackalope Junction. No sooner did he move to the Capital of Country Music that he began putting rock bands together. Funny how that happens.

We finally got to meet Dave in person Monday, April 09, 2018 when he hosted his regularly scheduled performance workshop at InDo Nashville. In a cool room located just behind the City Winery, across from Music City Center and in the shadow of the Batman Building relative newcomers are invited to play and sing onstage in a comfortable, relaxed, and supportive environment. Dave adds, “this is a beginner’s stage, experience is not required!” The only requirement is that you play your own instrument. The team at MCN thinks that this is a wonderful and rare opportunity for real-word experience in a town that can be somewhat jaded as far as music is concerned.

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Rich Lynch performs at InDo Nashville

First up was MCN team member Rich Lynch who – bathed in purple light – got the night rolling with a double shot of his songs “Ode to the Chemtrail Pilots” and “All Rights Reversed”. As for the other acts one thing that united most of them was perhaps a slight hint of nervousness and hesitancy. But, even here on a Monday night the quality of the original songs and co-writes that were offered by the aspiring artists was quite good. For instance, take “Pain of Glass” by Russ Lacasse. This serious number about self-reflection was strong and revealing and a high-point of the 90 minute showcase.

We found Dave to be a warm and kind individual who actually seemed to still be learning from his students and this group of newbies in Nashville. He had to reprimand himself as he searched his mind for lyrics while tuning his guitar during a funny moment that led into his two song set. He finished with what he called the most oblique track he’s written in Nashville named “Dodo and Crow”. Like the song it’s likely that of all of Dave’s students some will take flight while others will remain grounded. But, he’s pushing them out of the nest one way or the other.

About InDo Nashville: InDo is the premiere coworking office space in Nashville for entertainment and tech industry entrepreneurs and professionals, perfectly situated between Music Row, The Gulch and Downtown. InDo Nashville is three floors with over 11,000 square feet of space including: a 1,500 sq. ft event area, songwriting rooms, interactive work space, conference rooms and a panoramic view of the Nashville skyline.

 

The rest of the group at InDo Nashville

Click Here to see Music City Nashville.org’s original article which was written by Rich and Laura Lynch.

Contact for InDo Nashville:
Katharine Richardson
Richlynn Group
Kate@RichlynnGroup.com