Monday, April 25, 2016

Ace Frehley covers album debuts on US charts

Ace Frehley’s covers album, “Origins Vol 1.”, has debuted in the US Top 25.

The project enters the US Billboard 200 at No. 23 with opening week sales of 16,109 equivalent album units.

The record also lands at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Music chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Rock chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Current chart.

Frehley’s last album, 2009’s “Space Invader”, debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.

“Origins Vol 1.” Sees Frehley deliver new versions of tracks by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Cream and Jimi Hendrix, among others, along with guests including Paul Stanley, Slash, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Lita Ford and John 5.

The original KISS lead guitarist launched the record with covers of the Cream classic, “White Room”,
and Thin Lizzy’s 1976 track, “Emerald”, which features Slash.

Frehley recently issued a third track, a cover of Free’s “Fire And Water” with guest and former bandmate Paul Stanley.

This week, the guitarist will release a video for the song – featuring Stanley – in sync with Frehley’s 65th birthday.

Frehley recently cancelled an April 16 show in Poughkeepsie, NY after being admitted to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in Pennsylvania “due to exhaustion and dehydration.”

Frehley has fully recovered, saying, "I'd like to thank the great doctors and nurses at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital!"

See also:

Ace Frehley cancels Poughkeepsie show after being hospitalized
AUDIO: Ace Frehley reunites with Paul Stanley of KISS for Free classic
AUDIO: Ace Frehley premieres Thin Lizzy cover with Slash
Ace Frehley to launch covers album with Backstory event in New York
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