Platinum-selling Maryland hard rock icons, KIX entered the Billboard Top Music Video Sales chart at #3 with their October 21, 2016 Loud & Proud Records release, CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX, a two-disc DVD/CD set. It’s the band’s highest charting debut ever in their 35-year history. The 71-minute film offers an in-depth look into KIX’s decision to record their first new album, 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, in almost 20 years.
The DVD – WATCH THE TRAILER HERE – also features the making of the album from bassist Mark Schenker’s studio, interviews with the band as well as notable rock artists such as Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Jeff LaBar of Cinderella, Share Ross of Vixen, Shannon Larkin of Godsmack, and more, key music industry veterans such as radio personality Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic as well as Luc Carl and Keith Roth of Sirius/XM. It also includes a rare appearance by producer Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, KIX’s Hot Wire). Ultimate Classic Rock recently premiered a live performance of “Love Me With Your Top Down” recorded for the DVD. Watch it HERE.
The CD, CAN’T STOP THE SHOW (LIVE) offers never-before-released live KIX tracks recorded over the last three years. A bonus KIX logo sticker is inside the first manufacturing run, a special treat for KIX fans around the world, and each band member offers his own special contribution to the package’s booklet including vocalist Steve Whiteman’s rigorous exercise routine, cartoons by guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe, an essay by bassist Mark Schenker, a gear rundown by guitarist Ronnie “10/10” Younkins and a favorite recipe from drummer Jimmy “Chef Chocolate” Chalfant.
In 2014, KIX released their seventh full-length album, Rock Your Face Off (Loud & Proud Records) their first studio effort since 1995’s Show Business. The album debuted at #1 on Amazon’s “Hard Rock and Metal “chart, in the Top 50 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart, #5 on the “Independent Albums “chart, #11 on the “Top Internet “chart, #17 on the “Top Rock Albums” chart, #27 on the “Indy/Small Chain Core Stores” chart and #33 on the “Physical” chart.
KIX will be performing select shows for the rest of the year. All tour dates can be found on the band’s website HERE and below. KIX recently sold out two screenings of the documentary at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA on October 27, 2016. The one-night-only special event included and introduction by filmmakers Steve Nerangis and Dale Jackson and following each screening the band was on hand for a Q&A with fans.
Eddie Trunk (radio personality)
Taylor Rhodes (producer)
Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Luc Carl (Sirius/XM)
Keith Roth (Sirius/XM)
Share Ross (Vixen)
Shannon Larkin (Godsmack/Wrathchild America)
Jeff LaBar (Cinderella)
Don Jamieson (Host of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic)
Jaime St James (Black N Blue/Warrant)
Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff)
Alex Kayne (L’Amour)
Kevin Butler (Hammerjacks)
Steve Kicas (Hammerjacks)
Scott Spelbring (producer)
NOV 12 – Harrah’s Atlantic City – Atlantic City, NJ
NOV 26 – “WTPA Birthday Bash” @ Radisson Convention Center – Camp Hill, PA
DEC 9 – Warehouse Live W/ Faster Pussycat – Houston, TX
DEC 10 – Bomb Factory W/ Slaughter, King’s X, More – Dallas, TX
DEC 16 – Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department – Brunswick, MD
DEC 17 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
JAN 21 – Badlands Pawn Gold and Jewelry W/ Quiet Riot – Sioux Falls, SD