Ace Frehley

Fri
18
Mar

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ACE FREHELY

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ACE FREHLEY joins Mitch on episode 204 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

Link to Episode: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-204-ace-frehley-march-2

In the episode's only interview, former KISS guitarist discusses his latest album Origins Vol. 1, working with Paul Stanley, his upcoming 2016 tour plans, the 40th anniversary of KISS' landmark Destroyer album, the 20th anniversary of the pre-reunion MTV Unplugged album, Psycho Circus, the reunion tour and much more.

Quotes from the ACE FREHLEY interview:

Getting Paul Stanley on the album: "It was actually rather easy. I called Paul and he picked up the phone right away. I told him what I was doing and he was very receptive."

"I had originally tried to get Gene on the record, but he never got back to me."

On working with KISS again: "I'm not ruling it out. I always leave the door open. Right now, I'm just very excited about Fire And Water. Paul's really happy with the way it turned out. I'm very happy. So, we're just moving forward in a positive way and whatever happens in the future happens or if it doesn't - it doesn't."

The 1996 KISS - MTV Unplugged album: "It was a little nerve-racking. We weren't sure how the fans were going to receive it, but when we taped the show; the fans just went crazy when me and Peter walked out. It was just one of those moments in time where everything solidified."

"Paul and Gene realized that they had to move forward with me and Peter because the fans wouldn't have it any other way."

The Reunion Tour: "It was a lot of fun in the beginning, but as the years progressed it got a little weird."

"Paul and Gene know how to push my buttons and Peter's buttons."

The supposed reunion album, Psycho Circus: "I felt it would have been a better album if me and Peter had played more on it."

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2015
 
Thu
11
Feb

ACE FREHLEY Reveals His Influences on 'Origins Vol. 1'

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ACE FREHLEY ANNOUNCES COVERS LP, ORIGINS VOL. 1
"WHITE ROOM"
- first single out February 12th
 
PAUL STANLEY SINGS "FIRE AND WATER"
FIRST RECORDING WITH ACE + PAUL IN 18 YEARS!
 
ALL STAR LINE UP OF GUESTS + TRACKLIST ANNOUNCED
OUT APRIL 15, 2016
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY has announced Origins Vol. 1, a covers album featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016 through SPV/Steamhammer in Europe, available as digipak, 2LP and download. Most notably, KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY joins Ace on Free's hit "Fire and Water." This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same recording since KISS' 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.
 
Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy's classic "Emerald," Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs' staple "Wild Thing," Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar on the KISS song "Parasite" and Jimi Hendrix' "Spanish Castle Magic," and Pearl Jam's Mike McCreedy plays guitar on Ace's mainstay "Cold Gin."
 
Ace will be as active as ever on the road in 2016 dates will be announced as soon as possible. Ace will be joined on the road by Richie Scarlet (rhythm, guitar and vocal duties), Chris Wyse on bass and vocals (The Cult), Scott Coogan on drums (Nikki Sixx’s Brides of Destruction).
 
Origins Vol. 1 will be the follow up to Space Invader, released in 2014. Space Invader was Frehley's first studio album in five years, and the album charted all over Europe.
 
Space Invader, received high praise from critics. Rolling Stone wrote, "Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn't deserve to wear Kiss' Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman's first solo LP in five years says otherwise," while Associated Press hailed, "The original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978." Paste Magazine also confirmed, "Space Invader is a good rock album, and it’s an even better guitar record."
 
Tracklisting:
 
1. White Room (original by Cream) 5:04
2. Street Fighting Man (original by The Rolling Stones) 4:00
3. Spanish Castle Magic (original by Jimi Hendrix, feat. John 5) 3:34
4. Fire and Water (original by Free, feat. Paul Stanley) 4:11
5. Emerald (original by Thin Lizzy, feat. Slash), 4:28
6. Bring It On Home (original by Led Zeppelin) 4:25
7. Wild Thing (original by The Troggs, feat. Lita Ford) 3:44
8. Parasite (Kiss, feat. John 5) 4:04
9. Magic Carpet Ride (original by Steppenwolf) 3:43
10. Cold Gin (Kiss, feat. Mike McCreedy) 5:17
11. Till The End Of The Day (original by The Kinks) 2:26
12. Rock N Roll Hell (Kiss) 6:32

The track "White Room" will be released as the first single and is available on all digital platforms tomorrow Friday February 12th.

You can hear the song already on the ROLLING STONE homepage:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ace-frehley-announces-new-lp-white-room-cover-paul-stanley-reunion-20160210

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Tue
31
Mar

ACE FREHLEY Adds Date To Aussie Tour

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SPACE Invades TOWNSVILLE APRIL 21st 2015 - Peforming Solo Anthems and Kiss Classics
 
The Spaceman himself, the legendary ACE FREHLEY is invading Townsville in April!
 
You heard it right KISS founding member ACE FREHLEY is coming to Townsville. When Ace decided to head to Australia early to rehearse for his upcoming Australian Tour he got the word the Townsville was one of the best and most rocking cities in Australia, Ace decided to set up base in Townsville to relax and get the band fully firing by rehearsing for a few days before heading off on tour.
 
And as a special gift to Townsville, Ace has decided to put on a show at the Townsville Civic Theatre on April 21st! Yes Ace and his killer band will perform a full show top heavy with KISS Classics and Solo Anthems. So Townsville will be the first show on the Australian & New Zealand sojourn.
 
Townsville this may never happen again so dont miss this one!
 
From Kiss classics to tracks from his newest album, and everything in between, fans would be hard pressed to leave wanting much more. Fangoria magazine
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 his First Ever New Zealand Solo Shows! "I can't wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I'll be performing ACE classics as well as songs off my new CD 'Space Invader' for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!"
Joining ACE on stage will be Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on ACEs Trouble Walking platter and has toured with Sebastian Bach; bass guitarist Chris Wyse (Ozzy Osbourne & The Cult); and Scot Coogan (Lita Ford & Nikki Sixx).
 
It cannot be denied how many fledgling guitar players he has inspired over the years, or how many established players name Ace their favourite! Uber Rock

The 2-hour set features everything an ACE or KISS fan could hope for. Included are all his Solo Anthems New York Groove (a bona-fide Top 20 Hit in Australia and NZ), Snowblind, Rock Soldiers and highlights from his latest Top 10 Billboard album Space Invader. Plus KISS diamonds such as Strutter, Cold Gin, Love Gun, Deuce, Shock Me & Detroit Rock City. Plus as a special treat for KISS fans, some rare KISS gems that you simply wont hear anywhere else Talk to Me, Rocket Ride, Strange Ways, Parasite & King of the Night Time World.

ACE FREHLEY Live is absolute must for concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than ACE FREHLEY live on stage.
Concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than Ace Frehley live on stage.
Cryptic Rock

View the tour trailer ''HERE''

But Townsville tickets HERE: https://au.patronbase.com/_TVCC/Productions/0819/Performances

For all other shows purchase HERE: http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015_acefrehley


Full Ace Frehley Tour Dates:
Tuesday 21st April TOWNSVILLE Civic Theatre
Friday 24th April WELLINGTON James Cabaret
Saturday 25th April AUCKLAND The Studio
Wednesday 29th April BRISBANE Tivoli Theatre
Thursday 30th April SYDNEY Metro Theatre
Friday 1st May HOBART Wrestpoint Showroom
Saturday 2nd May MELBOURNE Forum Theatre
Wednesday 6th May ADELAIDE The Gov
Thursday 7th May PERTH Astor Theatre
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Wed
25
Feb

ACE FREHLEY Announces SPACE INVADER European Tour 2015

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Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY released his latest album "Space Invader" last year through SPV/Steamhammer and entered the charts in whole Europe.

 
 
Now he`s leaving the stratosphere and visits planet earth for a European tour. Expect songs from "Space Invader" as well as songs from Frehley`s Comet and Kiss. Ace`s team consists of Richie Scarlet (guitar), Chris Wyse (bass) and Scot Coogan (drums).

ACE FREHLEY European "Space Invader" Tour 2015

06.06. SE-Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
07.06. NO-Oslo - Rockefeller
10.06. D-Hamburg - Grünspan
11.06. NL-Zoetermeer - Bordereij
13.06. GB-Donington - Download Festival
14.06. F-Vaureal - Le Forum
15.06. D-Bochum - Zeche
17.06. SE-Stockholm - Gröna Lund
20.06. F-Clisson - Hellfest
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Wed
21
Jan

ACE FREHLEY Set To Invade Downunder

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Metropolis Touring and Tombowler present:
 
''Invading Down Under'' April / May 2015
 
Peforming Solo Anthems and Kiss Classics

 
'From Kiss classics to tracks from his newest album, and everything in between, fans would be hard pressed to leave wanting much more.'
Fangoria magazine
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 his First Ever New Zealand Solo Shows!

"I can't wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I'll be performing ACE classics as well as songs off my new CD 'Space Invader' for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!"

Joining ACE on stage will be Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on ACE's 'Trouble Walking' platter and has toured with Sebastian Bach; bass guitarist Chris Wyse (Ozzy Osbourne & The Cult); and Scot Coogan (Lita Ford & Nikki Sixx).
'It cannot be denied how many fledgling guitar players he has inspired over the years, or how many established players name Ace their favourite!'
Uber Rock

The 2-hour set features everything an ACE or KISS fan could hope for. Included are all his Solo Anthems ' 'New York Groove' (a bona-fide Top 20 Hit in Australia and NZ), 'Snowblind', 'Rock Soldiers' and highlights from his latest Top 10 Billboard album 'Space Invader'. Plus KISS diamonds such as 'Strutter', 'Cold Gin', 'Love Gun', 'Deuce', 'Shock Me' & 'Detroit Rock City'. Plus as a special treat for KISS fans, some rare KISS gems that you simply won't hear anywhere else ' 'Talk to Me', 'Rocket Ride', 'Strange Ways', 'Parasite' & 'King of the Night Time World'.

ACE FREHLEY Live is absolute must for 'concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than ACE FREHLEY live on stage.'
'Concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than Ace Frehley live on stage.'
Cryptic Rock

View the tour trailer ''HERE''
Tickets on sale 9:00am Wednesday 28th January from: http://bit.ly/AceTix1
 
Ace Frehley Tour Dates:
 
Friday 24th April WELLINGTON James Cabaret
Saturday 25th April AUCKLAND The Studio
Wednesday 29th April BRISBANE Tivoli Theatre
Thursday 30th April SYDNEY Metro Theatre
Friday 1st May HOBART Wrestpoint Showroom
Saturday 2nd May MELBOURNE Forum Theatre
Wednesday 6th May ADELAIDE The Gov
Thursday 7th May PERTH Astor Theatre
 

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Thu
18
Sep

One on One with Mitch Lafon - ACE FREHLEY & QUEENSRYCHE

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Legendary (former) KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY and Queensrÿche guitarist, Michael Wilton, join Mitch on Episode 49 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. This episode was co-hosted by Creatures Of The Net Podcast host Cassius Morris.

In our first interview, iconic guitarist ACE FREHLEY talks to Mitch about his upcoming tour and new album, SPACE INVADER. The pair also discuss Richie Scarlet re-joining him on his upcoming tour, the recording of KISS’ Psycho Circus album, whether of not The Joker was anappropriate song to cover, his upcoming second book, his upcoming covers album, who was/is the best KISS drummer, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, was the Frehley’s Comet CD Second Sighting really a Tod Howarth solo album, the probability of reforming with Four By Fate’s John Regan and Tod Howarth and much more.

In this episode’s second interview Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton talks about the band’s rights in regards to performing the Operation: Mindcrime album, his SOULBENDER band and upcoming Soulbender II album, the release of a live Queensrÿche album with their new vocalist, writing for the next album and more.

For more ACE FREHLEY visit:https://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley;
and on Twitter: @ace_frehley

For more Michael Wilton visit:http://www.queensrycheofficial.com;and follow on Twitter: @MikeoftheRyche & @queensryche

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Find CASSIUS MORRIS online at:http://www.creaturesofthenet.com

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This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place Octobber 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven’s Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

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Thu
31
Jul

Three Sides Of The Coin - ACE FREHLEY Album Review

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5L9rso2234

Episode 86, July 29, 2014. Ace Frehley's new album Space Invader landed in our inboxes so this week we do a track by track review. Our first impressions of our first listen. We discuss what is outstanding, what misses the mark and rate the album on a scale of 1 to 10. Mark Cicchini this week catches up with his Music from the Elder part one collectibles.

Since launching a year ago Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 500,000 times. In the last year, Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.

In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He was the first to build, launch and maintain Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). Tommy Sommers has spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

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Fri
11
Jul

ACE FREHLEY Space Invader European Tracklistings and Configurations Revealed

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ACE FREHLEY SPACE INVADER European Tracklistings and Configurations revealed!

Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY will release his new album "Space Invader" in Germany/Scandinavia on August 15th and rest of Europe on August 18th as a limited edition digipak with a different cover and also including 2 bonus tracks and a poster, as a double gatefold orange coloured LP version including 4 bonus tracks, as a standard CD version and download.

Tracklistings:

Limited Digi CD incl. 2 bonus tracks and poster

1. Space Invader

2. Gimme A Feelin` (radio edit)

3. I Wanna Hold You

4. Change

5. Toys

6. Immortal Pleasures

7. Inside The Vortex

8. What Every Girl Wants

9. Past The Milky Way

10. Reckless

11. The Joker

12. Starship

Bonus Tracks:

13. The Joker (extended version)

14. Reckless (different remix version)

Standard Version

1. Space Invader

2. Gimme A Feelin` (radio edit)

3. I Wanna Hold You

4. Change

5. Toys

6. Immortal Pleasures

7. Inside The Vortex

8. What Every Girl Wants

9. Past The Milky Way

10. Reckless

11. The Joker

12. Starship

2 LP gatefold version incl. 4 bonus tracks, coloured vinyl, printed innersleeves

Side 1
1. Space Invader

2. Gimme A Feelin` (radio edit)

3. I Wanna Hold You

4. Change

Side 2

1. Toys

2. Immortal Pleasures

3. Inside The Vortex

4. What Every Girl Wants

Side 3

1. Past The Milky Way

2. Reckless

3. The Joker

4. Starship

Side 4 (Bonus Tracks)

1. The Joker (extended version)

2. Reckless (different remix version)

3. Space Invader (radio edit)

4. Gimme A Feelin` (explicit version)

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 "Gimme a Feelin' is the first single released from the new album.

You can listen to the song here:

https://soundcloud.com/steamhammer-spv/ace-frehley-gimme-a-feelin

"Gimme a Feelin'" is now available for purchase on all digital platforms in Europe.

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Tue
10
Jun

ACE FREHLEY DEBUTS "GIMME A FEELIN'

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ACE FREHLEY DEBUTS "GIMME A FEELIN'" ~ ALL NEW LP SPACE INVADER OUT LATE SUMMER!

Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has debuted an all new single titled "Gimme a Feelin'.

You can listen to the song here:

https://soundcloud.com/steamhammer-spv/ace-frehley-gimme-a-feelin

"Gimme a Feelin'" is now available for purchase on all digital platforms in Europe.

The new effort serves as the first single from his all new LP SPACE INVADER slated for a late summer release via Steamhammer/SPV in Europe as digipak, 2LP, standard version and download.

www.acefrehley.com
www.spv.de

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Tue
20
May

ACE FREHLEY REUNITES WITH KEN KELLY FOR 'SPACE INVADER' COVER ART

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ACE FREHLEY REUNITES WITH KEN KELLY FOR 'SPACE INVADER' COVER ART
 

Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Ace Frehley has tapped long time friend and artist Ken Kelly to create the album cover for his upcoming LP SPACE INVADER, due out July 7th. Kelly, who created the iconic cover art for two of KISS's best selling LPS, Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977), says,  "It was very exciting when I was approached with the idea of doing an album cover for Ace."

 

Ken Kelly is also widely known for his paintings in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy sub genres, most notably for the Conan the Barbarian novels. He continues, "I had spoken to Ace on a few occasions about the possibility, so I was delighted when it actually happened."

Ace Frehley himself comments, 'I've been talking with Ken Kelly since 2007 about painting a CD Cover for me and it has finally happened! I couldn't be more excited about the new Space Invader cover and the music behind it is also going to rock your world!'

With nearly 35 years between projects, KISS fans will surely be excited about this long-time duo working together again. Kelly concludes, "I am very pleased with the results and proud to play a part of Ace's continuing successful career!"

 

ACE FREHLEY will release SPACE INVADER, his first new solo album in five years, via SPV/Steamhammer in Europe on July 7th, 2014. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller's 'The Joker.' 

Widely known as the original 'Space Ace" and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member.  In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley's self titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, 'New York Groove,' from any of the legendary KISS solo albums; (peaking at #13).   The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS' second best selling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as 'I Was Made For Lovin' You,' 'Beth' and 'Calling Dr. Love' even after 36 years.
 
Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a welcoming response among critics. "'Anomaly' shows why many rock and metal guitarists list 'Space Ace' as a prime six-string influence," said Rolling Stone.

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