Thursday, April 14, 2016

AUDIO: Ace Frehley reunites with Paul Stanley of KISS for Free classic

photo: Jay Gilbert

Ace Frehley has reunited with former KISS bandmate Paul Stanley for a cover of the Free classic, “Fire And Water”, on his forthcoming all-star covers album, “Origins Vol. 1.”

The guitarist is premiering audio of the track ahead of the project’s release on April 15.

“I thought Paul did a fabulous vocal on it," Frehley tells Rolling Stone. "He jumped at the chance to do this because it's something that's outside of KISS and his character in KISS, and it gave him a chance to, you know, sing. With Paul, you usually think of him singing in a slightly higher register and on 'Fire and Water,' he's singing deep from his diaphragm, and it's a real cool vocal.”

"I don't get a chance to sing those kinds of songs as often as I'd like," Stanley adds. "It's not like I'm learning Mandarin or anything like that – it's part of my wheelhouse – but it's just not something I get to record often. I thought it was very funny because Ace seemed blown away. And I'm thinking, 'I'm a singer and that's what I do.' I'm glad he was pleased with it."

“Origins Vol. 1” sees Frehley joined by a variety of guests to deliver new versions of tracks by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Steppenwolf, among others.

Guests include Slash, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Lita Ford and John 5.

Frehley has previewed the album with covers of the Cream classic, “White Room”, and Thin Lizzy’s “Emerald”, which features an appearance by Slash.

See also:

AUDIO: Ace Frehley premieres Thin Lizzy cover with Slash
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Ace Frehley announces all-star covers album
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