Kiss Receiving Founders Award at ASCAP Pop Event

Courtesy of Mercury Records
Courtesy of Mercury Records

Kiss will be presented the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Founders Award at the Pop Music Awards on April 29th. The ceremony will take place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in California. Kiss was inducted into Rock and Roll of Fame two years ago, and they have sold over 100 millions albums worldwide. 

The legendary band have dropped twenty studio albums, thirteen compilation albums, and seven live albums. Hotter Than Hell, Dressed to Kill, Rock and Roll Over, Love Gun, Crazy Nights, and the Final Sessions, are some of Kiss’ studio albums. The rock band’s most recognized hits include “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” “God of Thunder,” and “Detroit Rock City.” Kiss will join Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Annie Lennox, Patti Smith, and Carly Simon, who have also won the ASCAP Founders Award. 

Singer-songwriter St. Vincent will be awarded the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the ceremony. Her studio albums include Marry Me, Actor, Strange Mercy, and a self-titled project. St. Vincent also dropped a collaborative with David Byrne entitled Love This Giant in 2012. This year, she won her first Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album for St. Vincent. Some of St. Vincent’s songs include “Digital Witness,” “Birth in Reverse,” “Cruel,” “Prince Johnny,” “Cheerleader,” and “Teenage Talk.” 

The Doobie Brothers will receive the ASCAP Voice of Music Award, which recognizes musicians for “giving voice to the spirit of a generation.” The rock band has sold over 40 million albums, and they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame eleven years ago. The Doobie Brothers have released 14 studio albums, some of which include a self-titled debut, Tolouse Street, The Captain and Me, Takin’ It to the Streets, Livin’ on the Fault Line, and Minute by Minute

“Listen to the Music,” “Black Water,” “What A Fool Believes,” “Long Train Runnin,'” and “South City Midnight Lady” are some of The Doobie Brothers’ hit songs. Their latest project Southbound was dropped last year, and it was the rock band’s first country album (although it can be argued that their sound always had country music elements). Southbound features guest appearances from country music stars Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, and others. 

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