Wal-Mart to Kiss and sell
Veteran heavy metal group Kiss is joining a growing list of classic acts putting out new music through the world’s largest retailer.
“Sonic Boom” will be released only at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores on Oct. 6.
The three-disc package will include a CD of the band’s first new music in 11 years, re-recorded versions of its hits and a live DVD.
Guitarist Paul Stanley says Kiss chose to release the album at Wal-Mart because the chain allowed them to make it memorable.
“They offered us an opportunity to do something that’s very much in line with what we used to do with our classic albums, and that’s to give people more than just an album of music,” Stanley says.
Wal-Mart has sold millions with releases by the Eagles, AC/DC and other key acts. It also has a Foreigner three-disc package due out in September.
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