Kiss are to release two new songs alongside J-Pop group Momoiro Clover Z.
As reported by Crunchyroll, the band will perform on the Japanese five piece’s single ‘Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina’, which is due to be released worldwide in January.
The track has been co-penned by Kiss frontman Paul Stanley and the group’s producer Greg Collins. An alternative version will appear the upcoming ‘Best of Kiss 40’ compilation, in addition to a further collaboration track ‘Samurai Son’.
Click below to watch Momoiro Clover Z perform an older track, ‘Mitemite Kotchitchi’.
While the band might be enthusiastic about their latest collaborator’s bubblegum pop sound, bassist Gene Simmons has previously asserted that rock music is dead, stating at a September event in Kansas City that an iconic artist has not emerged since 1988.
“I’m gonna ask you a question, and you decide, OK? From 1958 until 1988, it’s 30 years, name hundreds and hundreds of classic rock acts. OK, I’ve got Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin… on and on and on. Even Motown… Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson. From 1988 until today, just give me five. You can’t name [them]. Iconic [newer artists]? No. Nobody. How about that?”