In 1981, rock band KISS released a concept album entitled “(Music From) The Elder“. The LP was intended to be the soundtrack to a movie — a movie which, due to the relative commercial failure of the album, was never made.
30 years after the LP’s original release, U.K.-based writer, musician and independent filmmaker Seb Hunter announced plans to produce a “post-apocalyptic road movie” based on “(Music From) The Elder“, with production slated to begin this summer.
For more information, visit ElderTheMovie.com.
A book exploring “(Music From) The Elder” is scheduled for release in the spring. “Music From The Elder: The Unauthorized Story Of the Most Spectacular Failure In The History Of Kiss” will explore the odd circumstances that led the traditionally hard-rocking band to attempt a classical and Broadway-influenced concept record about a young boy’s medieval quest to become a warrior (or something), and the effect its commercial failure had on the band.