"When we put together Kuarantine, it was basically for two reasons," pro wrestling icon, Fozzy frontman, radio and podcast host, and all-around heavy-metal diehard Chris Jericho says of his new project. "1) The four of us are all big non-make-up-era KISS fans and wanted to cover some of their great — and forgotten — material from that time frame, and 2) we were all stuck at home in lockdown with fuck all else to do!"
"The four of us" in Kuarantine are Jericho on vocals, guitarist Joe McGinness (KLASSIK '78), bassist PJ Farley (Trixter) and Luke Bryan drummer Kent Slucher. Their debut single, released in May, was a high-octane cover of the 1987 KISS deep cut "No, No, No." Their latest, which Revolver is premiering right here right now along with its filmed-in-lockdown DIY video, sees the quartet take on "Heart of Chrome," off 1992's Revenge. Even better, it features none other than former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.
"We were pleasantly surprised and stoked to hear the huge reaction to our first single 'No, No, No'! So what can a band that specializes in non-make-up KISS songs do to top that reaction with their second single?" enthuses Jericho. "How about tap the guitar player from that era to join the band? That's exactly what we did when we asked former KISS axeman Bruce Kulick to join us on 'Heart of Chrome' — and he crushed it!"
Jericho adds, "'Chrome,' from the 1992 album Revenge, is one of the most underrated songs in the KISS Katalog and one of the hardest to sing! Even Paul Stanley himself said to me, 'If you can sing that song in the original key, with the original melody, then you have completed quite the task.' So that's what the band and I did! Plus, having Kulick onboard to lend his signature tone and soloing style, made the tune even more rifftastic! See kids, there's always a positive in every negative: Only in a pandemic can you form a KISS cover band with the ex-guitar player from KISS and end up with a kickass song!"
Check it out above. Kuarantine's "Heart of Chrome" is available now across digital streaming platforms.