RocketNews 24/Anime News Network:
The U.S. rock band KISS is no stranger to merchandise collaborations with Japan, but the masked glam rock band is marking its first time working with a Japanese musical artist with a new single next year. KISS and the Japanese pop idol group Momoiro Clover Z are set to release a new single together on January 28, 2015.
The first announced track is “Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina,” composed by Paul Stanley and Greg Collins, with lyrics written by Yuho Iwasato. Momoiro Clover Z are performing the song with KISS providing background vocals and instruments. It will be released in two versions via iTunes in 120 countries. A music video with both bands was already shot in Las Vegas.
KISS is releasing their own new song titled “Samurai Son” on the band’s “Best of KISS 40″ CD and the KISS version of the “Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina” single. KISS will launch their 40th anniversary tour with Momoiro Clover Z, performing with the band at their last stop at the Tokyo Dome.
KISS first announced they were working with Momoiro Clover Z last month.
Momoiro Clover Z previously performed themes for the Pokémon anime series, Bodacious Space Pirates, and Joshiraku before rising to prominence as the singers behind the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal anime series.