Episode 297, August 28, 2018. Two topics this week, we start off with Tommy talking about the FAN HQ Ace Frehley event. We are then joined by a very special guest drummer Andre LaBelle. Andre is currently playing drums for Robert Fleischman (formerly of Journey) and his new band, The Sky. Andre is also drumming for Flood The Engine, a band featuring Bill Leverty of Firehouse, Jimmy Kunes of Cactus and bass guitar legend, Keith Horne.
Having lived ten years in Los Angeles as a session player, Andre has been honored to work with many artists, such as KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent, Richie Kotzen, Michael Monarch of SteppenWolf, Chris Holmes, and Buckcherry's Josh Todd to name a few. He has also appeared in a variety of clinics and live settings including work on television and film.
Andre talks with us about his time working with Vinnie Vincent. He was with Vinnie after the Vinnie Vincent Invasion ended and Slaughter started. He talks about recording a album with Vinnie for Enigma Records.
Visit Andre at http://www.andrelabelle.com/
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Since launching in 2013 Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 4,000,000 times. Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, Eddie Trunk, WWE Superstar and lead singer of Fozzy Chris Jericho, Angel lead guitarist Punky Meadows, Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook, Vinnie Vincent Invasion and Slaughter lead singer Mark Slaughter, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, comedian Craig Gass, KISS’ former business manager Chris Lendt, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.
In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He built, launched and maintained Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). He now owns Michael Brandvold Marketing, providing marketing services and digital strategy to musicians. Tommy Sommers spent 15 years on the record show circuit collecting, trading and selling memorabilia / Kiss merchandise. He is now a successful residential Real Estate agent in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. Tommy has also produced a KISS song For The Oddfathers and is the owner of Rock Steady Digital Photography. Mark Cicchini, is a world renown KISS collector. KISS have used parts of Mark’s vast KISS collection for audio, video & print materials including their book NOTHIN TO LOSE, CD re release of the LOVE GUN album & the VH1 Ultimate Album KISS ALIVE! special as well as many other KISS projects. His wife also makes a mean meatloaf!!!
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