Thursday, March 27, 2014

KISS: Ace Frehley announces new album

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will release a new album, “Space Invader”, on June 24.

Frehley’s first new solo project 2009’s “Anomaly” will include at least nine new original songs as well as a cover of “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band.

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time,” says Ace. “Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”

Widely known as the original “Space Ace" and founding guitarist for 16 years (over two tenures) of 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 1978 self-titled album went on to sell over one million copies and produced the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove”, from any of the legendary KISS solo albums. The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS’ second bestselling download in 2012, beating 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.

On April 10, Frehley and the original lineup of KISS will be inducted into the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York, along with Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.

On April 23, Ace will also participate in the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards show at the Club Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Frehley will present the Dimebag Darrell "Best Guitarist" Award alongside label-mate Zakk Wylde.

“It’s exciting to finally be part of the Golden Gods, awards and an honor to be part of any Dimebag memorial award,” Ace adds. “He was a friend, and I know everyone misses him, as do I.”

See also:

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