Watch KISS Perform In New Casablanca Records ‘Spinning Gold’ Clip
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A new clip from Spinning Gold, the biopic about ’70s music executive and Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, featured KISS performing at their Rock and Roll All Nite sold-out show while Bogart, played by Jeremy Jordan, watches from backstage.
Spinning Gold is directed by Neil’s son Tim Bogart and will be screened to potential buyers at the Cannes Film Festival market this week. Casablanca Records were founded in 1974 by Neil Bogart. They signed KISS to their first record deal and was also the home to other iconic acts, such as Donna Summer, Cher, the Village People and Parliament Funkadelic.
Tim Bogart told Variety:
“Born Neil Bogatz in the Brooklyn projects where he plotted his dreams and schemes to escape from poverty, Neil Bogart was my father — and it’s taken me over 20 years to finally tell his story.
“And I know people say that all the time, but the first option on the film really was back in 1999. From there, through obstacles nearly as challenging as what my father faced in bringing Casablanca Records to the world, the obstacles in bringing this film to light were just as daunting.”
Spinning Gold was originally announced in 2011. Actors seen in the teaser are Sam Harris as Paul Stanley and Casey Likes as Gene Simmons. Other cast to see in the film are Ledisi as Gladys Knight, Tayla Parx as Donna Summer, Jason Derulo as Ron Isley, and Wiz Khalifa as George Clinton. Also featured are comedians Sebastian Maniscalco, playing Moroder, Jay Pharoah and Chris Redd.
Meanwhile, KISS are also scheduled to receive a biopic of their own, Shout It Out Loud, which will feature the band in the first few years of its career. The group’s manager, Doc McGhee, said in September that casting for the film was due to begin soon, though no further details have released. Watch the film’s clip below.