Saturday, October 22, 2011

KISS: Ace Frehley book-signing tour announced

It’s 2011 and rockers still head out on tour – now, they’re book-signing events, not full-on rock shows.

Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi are currently on the circuit, and now former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley joins the crowded schedule at book stores across the nation.

Frehley’s autobiography, “No Regrets: A Rock N’ Roll Memoir,” gets published on November 1.

Co-written by New York Times journalist Joe Layden, the book is being billed as “a funny, truthful, candid memoir about a hard-drinking, drug-addicted, music-loving guitar player who lived life as a rock star and survived to tell the tale.”

“No Regrets” goes behind the make-up, the money, the women, and the partying. Frehley recounts his battles with drug addiction and his brushes with death, sets the record straight about his complicated relationships with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and describes his evolution as a musician.

Frehley performed with KISS from its inception in 1973 until his first departure in 1982, before rejoining the band in 1996 for a very successful reunion tour. Frehley's second stint lasted until 2002 as Ace returned to his solo career.

As one of the architects of KISS, Ace not only contributed musically, but he was also the man responsible for designing the legendary KISS logo, among other things.

Here’s a look at the 2011 Ace Frehley book tour:

Thursday, November 3 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Barnes & Noble
555 5th Avenue (at 46th Street)
New York, NY

Friday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m.
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

Monday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
1805 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, November 10 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Books A Million
144 South Clark Street
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ

Sunday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Book Soup
8818 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA


KISS – Shock Me

Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA – October 31, 1996

See also:

KISS: Ace Frehley has No Regrets
New KISS book to focus on early years
KISS: Ace Frehley autobiography due in November
Ace Frehley to appear at Days Of The Dead horror convention
Ace Frehley to play full 1978 solo debut at Hard Rock Hell V
VIDEO: Ace Frehley plays NHL post-game in Tampa Bay
Ace Frehley: Tampa Bay Lightning, KISS, and make up
KISS: Ace Frehley autobiography delayed to 2013
KISS: NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning play the wrong Ace
KISS eBay showdown: Ace vs. Paul – who won?