Released in May 1992
First album to feature drummer Eric Singer who formerly performed with Black Sabbath, Alice
Cooper, Badlands, among
"Revenge" broke into the Billboard Album charts at #6.
"Revenge" featured producer Bob Ezrin who had also worked
with the band on their mega-successful "Destroyer" and their
major commercial flop "Music From the Elder."
"Carr Jam 1981" is a memorial to Eric Carr. This unfinished
version of "Breakout," which appeared on Ace's first Comet album, has newly added guitar solos over top Eric's demo drum tracks.
Vinnie Vincent once again has some co-writing credits on two of Revenge's
"God Gave Rock and Roll To You II" is a cover of an Argent song, although it's more of a continuation of the original, or Part 2 if you will, than a cover. The song was re-worked to make the song more of a Kiss song and is credited as being written by Russ Ballard, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Bob Ezrin. It was first released as a single in 1991, lifted off the soundtrack to the movie Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, and was later included on Kiss' 1992 album Revenge." They recorded a video for the song. Drummer Eric Carr was too sick to actually play drums on the track, though he did dod some backing vocals and was featured in the video. It was the last thing that Eric Carr did with the band before he passed away later in 1991.
"God Gave Rock and Roll To You II" proved to be a big hit for the band in many parts of the world, including making the Top Ten in the United Kingdom and Germany. It reached number 21 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the US, as well as it's video receiving heavy rotation on music television channels.