PLACE VENDOME is a melodic Rock project, titled after the Parisian square, mentored by Frontiers Records owner Serafino Perugino during 2005. Lead vocals for the debut album would be handled by former HELLOWEEN vocalist MICHAEL KISKE. Production duties would be handled by PINK CREAM 69's bassist Dennis Ward, who also composed the material with his bandmates David Readman and Alfred Koffler, along with contributions from Gunther Werno of VANDEN PLAS. Also contributing in the studio would be PINK CREAM 69's guitarist Uwe Reitenauer and drummer Kosta Zafiriou.
The album 'Place Vendome' saw issue through Frontiers in Europe during October 2005, with international licensing going out to Avalon Marquee in Japan, Hellion Records in Brazil, Melodicpia in South Korea, Rock Empire in Taiwan and Irond Records in Russia. Following release, Kiske, who had earlier vowed never to record Hard Rock or Heavy Metal again, issued a statement claiming that the PLACE VENDOME material he had originally sang on was AOR and that Dennis Ward had later added more substantial guitars