Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ace Frehley releases first promo photo for new album Space Invader

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has released the first promotional photo for his forthcoming solo album, “Space Invader”, due June 24.

Shot by photographer Jayme Thornton in New York City just two days before Ace's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the guitarist wore something from the first KISS album photo session to make the occasion extra special.

Look at the photo closely to see if you can figure out what that special KISS item is!

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.

On April 10, Frehley and the original lineup of KISS were inducted into the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York, alongside Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and The E Street Band.

Frehley celebrated his 63rd birthday on Sunday.

See also:

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