Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Danko Jones Likes 'Sonic Boom' More Than 'Monster'


Musician Danko Jones talked about KISS' Sonic Boom and Monster albums in a recent interview with "Guitar World." Here's what he had to say:

Q: I checked out the interview you did with Marty Friedman. It was all about Kiss, wasn’t it?
A: Yeah! Marty and I are big Kiss fans, and we’re actually talking about doing a part 2 of that episode because of the new Kiss album and the new Peter Criss book, etc. I just haven’t gotten around to doing it. But Marty’s a great guy. Totally cool guy.

Q: I’ll look forward to part 2. I guess you’ll talk about this in the podcast, but what did you think of the new Kiss album?
A: I think what they did with the previous album, Sonic Boom, was a step in the right direction, kind of listening to the fans and giving them what they want, which is the old-school Kiss. But obviously it’s going to be like an updated version so it’s like super-produced. I think it’s over-produced, but that’s just my humble opinion. And the same goes for this new album. I must admit though, I got more into Sonic Boom than I got into this one. I’ve only heard this album like maybe three times. It’s good, but it’s more mid-'80s Kiss, which is still good. So I think what they’re doing is the right thing.

Danko Jones is a Toronto-based hard rock trio featuring vocalist/guitarist Danko Jones, bassist John Calabrese and drummer Atom Willard.