Wednesday, September 16, 2015

30 Years Ago: KISS Release "Asylum"

Today In KISStory - 1985

30 Years Ago: KISS Release "Asylum". 

 "Asylum" is the thirteenth studio album by KISS. It is the first with lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, who played on one song on their previous album Animalize and had joined during the subsequent tour, as an official band member. He was the band's third lead guitarist since the departure of Ace Frehley in late 1982.

The new lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Carr, and Kulick would last for until Carr's death in November 1991, while Kulick would stay with the band until the reunion of the original lineup in 1996.

Three music videos for the album were filmed on set in London, England for the songs "Who Wants to Be Lonely", "Uh! All Night" and "Tears Are Falling". Only "Tears Are Falling" was released for retail sales as a single.

The album was certified Gold on November 13, 1985 by the RIAA. "Asylum" sold over 1.5 million copies, but never was re-certified for the Platinum award.