It's not like the tongue-wagging, fire-breathing Gene Simmons to be squeamish. But the Kiss bassman admits that the band's long-desired boxed-set retrospective has been delayed over the years because he and singer/guitarist Paul Stanley weren't exactly comfortable with some of the demos and early tracks they wanted to include on what has become "Kiss: The Box Set" (released Nov. 20 via Island Def Jam/Universal Music Enterprises).
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Working with Neil Young in choosing material for the new four-disc Buffalo Springfield boxed set "was like watching a home movie and visiting your therapist at the same time," Stephen Stills says, before erupting in loud, throaty laughter. "Neil and I just sat there and laughed and cried and held hands and hugged."
Seminal 1960s supergroup Buffalo Springfield is getting its first turn on the retrospective carousel with "Box Set," due July 3 from Atco/Elektra/Rhino. The band, which only lasted a brief two years before its members splintered off to find other musical successes, will be celebrated through 88 tracks spread over four CDs.