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The Story of Eric Singer

Three Time KISS Member

Eric as been very busy since his original stint in KISS. He has appeared on a few tribute albums, "Dragon Attack: A Tribute to Queen", "Little Guitars: A Tribute to Van Halen", "Not the Same Old Song & Dance: Aerosmith Tribute", "Return of the Comet" and "Forever Mod: Portrait of a Storyteller" pluse many side projects. In 2000 Eric was recording and touring with Alice Cooper on his "Brutal Planet" CD.

In 2001, Eric replaced Peter Criss on the Farewell Tour's Japan and Australian legs. He wore the "Cat Man" makeup and played in the "Peter Criss" style.

After the KISS Japan and Australia tour, Eric re-joined the Alice Cooper band for their European Tour through the end of May, 2001.

Eric rejoined KISS in 2004 when KISS and Peter Criss parted ways. The "Rock The Nations" tour will allow Eic to play drum his way, not "the Peter way."

TIME IN KISS:

7 Years (91-96 and 2001 and 2004 - ?)

Lead Vocal Debut:

4/2/94 @ Villa Park, IL (Black Diamond)

Born:

May 12, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio,

Real Name:

Eric Messinger

Other Gigs

Bill Ward, Lita Ford, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath, Badlands, Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart, Queen, Ace Frehley, and E.S.P.

Quick Notes

  • Appeared in the movie "A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child" as a Hot Seat Band Member.

 

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Badlands

Released: June, 1989

Former mid-'80s Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, Jake E. Lee, decided to form his own band after he left Ozzy's band. Formed in 1988, Badlands kicked out a rougher, bluesier brand of metal than what Lee played during his years with Osbourne. This is the only appearance of Eric Singer with Badlands.

Badlands - 1989

1. High Wire
2. Dreams in the Park
3. Jade's Song
4. Winter's Call
5. Dancing on the Edge
6. Streets Cry Freedom
7. Hard Driver
8. Rumblin' Train
9. Devil's Stomp
10. Seasons
11. Ball & Chain


 

Black Sabbath: Seventh Star

Released: 1986

Never intended to be a Black Sabbath release, as the band had effectively broken up following their disastrous 1984 tour. Instead, it was originally conceived by guitarist Tony Iommi as his first solo project, but record company pressure forced him to use his old band's name at the last minute. This is the first "Black Sabbath" album with Eric Singer.

Black Sabbath - 1986

1. In for the Kill
2. No Stranger to Love
3. Turn to Stone
4. Sphinx (The Guardian)
5. Seventh Star
6. Danger Zone
7. Heart Like a Wheel
8. Angry Heart
9. In Memory...


 

Black Sabbath: Eternal Idol

Released: 1987

Eric Singer's second, and last, "Black Sabbath" album featured an unknown singer named Tony Martin.

Black Sabbath - 1987

1. The Shining
2. Ancient Warrior
3. Hard Life To Love
4. Glory Ride
5. Born to Lose
6. Nightmare
7. Scarlet Pimpernel
8. Lost Forever
9. Eternal Idol


 

Eric Singer Project

Released: 1998

ESP was: Eric Singer, Bruce Kulick, Karl Cochran, John Corabi
Featuring: Ace Frehley (Lead Guitar) on "Foxy Lady", Curt Cumo (percussion) on "Free Ride", Roberta Freeman (Backing Vocals) on "Never Before", "Set Me Free" and"Changes"

Stream - 1998

Track

Vocals

Teenage Nervous Breakdown

Eric

Four Day Creep

Karl, Eric, John

Free Ride

John

Still Alive & Well

Karl

Never Before

John

Goin' Blind

Karl

Set Me Free

Eric

Changes

Karl

SOS (Too Bad)

John

Foxy Lady

John

Twenty Flight Rock

Eric

Won't Get Fooled Again

John


 

DORO: Calling the Wild

Released: Sept. 16, 2000

Doro - 2000

1. Terrovision
2. I Give My Blood (Dedication)
3. White Wedding
4. I Wanna Live
5. Kiss Me Like A Cobra
6. Love Me Forever
7. Pain
8. Give Me A Reaon
9. Fuel
10. Scarred
11. Now Or Never
12. Alone Again
13. Constant Danger
14. Burn It Up


 

Alice Cooper: Brutal Planet

Released: June 6, 2000

Eric performs on drums on this Bob Ezrin produced album of Alice Cooper. The Brutal Planet tour lasted until Halloween 2000.

Stream - 1998

1. Brutal Planet
2. Wicked Young Man
3. Sanctuary
4. Blow Me a Kiss
5. Eat Some More
6. Pick up the Bones
7. Pessi-Mystic
8. Gimme
9. It's the Little Things
10. Take It Like a Woman
11. Cold Machines


 

Alice Cooper: The Eyes of Alice Cooper

Released: Sept. 23, 2003

Stream - 1998
  1. What Do You Want from Me?
  2. Between High School & Old School
  3. Man of the Year
  4. Novocaine
  5. Bye Bye, Baby
  6. Be With You Awhile
  7. Detroit City
  8. Spirits Rebellious
  9. This House Is Haunted
  10. Love Should Never Feel Like This
  11. The Song That Didn't Rhyme
  12. I'm So Angry
  13. Backyard Brawl

 

Stream: Nothing is Sacred

Released: Oct. 20, 1998

Eric has a major part on this release. He has writing credits on nine of the ten tracks. Stream did release a second album, but Eric was not on that release.

Stream - 1998

Released October 20, 1998

1. Chasin The Dragon
2. Snake Eyed Moon
3. Rock Bottom
4. Camouflage
5. Fade to Black
6. Bed Of Fire
7. Blood For Gold
8. Far From The Maddening Crowd
9. Other Side
10. Still Believe (Touch Of A Stranger)


 

The Cult: Rare Cult

Released: Nov. 21, 2000

Eric is one of many drummers featured on this Box Set for the Cult.

Stream - 1998

A six disc, 90 track box set of demos, B-sides, radio sessions and remixes


 

Tribute Albums Appearances

Date

Album

Jan. 21, 1997

Dragon Attack: A Tribute to Queen

April 7, 1998

Forever Mod: A Tribute to Rod Stewart

Jan. 26 , 1999

Humanary Stew?: A Tribute to Alice Cooper

Sept. 7, 1999

Not the Same Old Song & Dance: Aerosmith Tribute

April 18, 2000

Tribute to Van Halen: Runnin' with the Devil

July 25, 2000

Bat Head Soup: A Tribute to Ozzy

Sept. 12, 2000

Little Guitars: A Tribute to Van Halen


 

Other Album Appearances

Date

Album

Artist

1997

Hangover

Gilby Clarke 

2000

'99 Live

Gilby Clarke 

2002

Swag

Gilby Clarke 

1987

Live at Isstadion Stockholm

Gary Moore 

2004

Asshole

Gene Simmons

1985

Ward One: Along the Way

Bill Ward

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