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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Ven 27 Avr - 13:01

27.04.2018 11:58:23




¡Feliz cumpleaños Ace Frehley!



Hoy cumple 67 años el histórico guitarrista de la banda estadounidense KISS
NANCY RIQUENES
Paul Daniel Frehley, mejor conocido como 'Ace Frehley', 'Space Ace' o 'Spaceman', está de festejo, pues este 27 de abril cumple 67 años de edad.
Frehley fue guitarrista y miembro original de KISS. Nació en el Bronx, Nueva York en 1951, siendo el menor de tres hermanos. Debido a que sus padres eran pianistas, él y sus hermanos se interesaron desde pequeños en la música, aprendiendo a tocar dicho instrumento y la guitarra acústica.
Durante su adolescencia fue parte de varias bandas hasta que en 1973 fue aceptado en la recién fundada KISS. Fue parte de la banda hasta 1983, a pesar de que no participó en el disco 'Creatures of the Night', Kiss lo incluyó en los créditos. Tras su salida de la agrupación, Ace, se enfocó en su nueva banda 'Frehley's Commet' con la cual grabó tres álbumes. También ha grabado cuatro discos en solitario.


De 1996 a 2002 se volvió a reunir con los miembros originales y durante este tiempo fue parte de dos giras y la grabación de un disco.
A lo largo de su carrera 'Space Ace' ha demostrado su amor por la música, ya sea en solitario o con KISS, siempre ha sabido brillar.
¡Celebremos el cumpleaños número 67 del gran Ace Frehley!

Célébrons le 67ème anniversaire du grand Ace Frehley!
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Ven 27 Avr - 13:06

27.04.2018 12:04:23

PEOPLE OF EARTH: NEW SONG!! GET IT!! CRANK IT!!

https://itunes.apple.com/…/album/bronx-boy-single/1373365076
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Ven 27 Avr - 18:21

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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Ven 27 Avr - 18:29

27.04.2018 17:26:33

Hear Ace Frehley's Gritty, Guitar-Driven New Song, 'Bronx Boy'



Track will appear on former Kiss guitarist's upcoming eighth studio album

Ace Frehley proclaims himself a "street kid" on "Bronx Boy," the gritty first single from his upcoming eighth studio album, due out this summer. "Bronx boy, just trying to exist/ I never played with toys, don't give me bullshit," he snarls over a raw hard rock riff and squealing guitar solos.
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Kiss guitarist is releasing his new covers collection, 'Origins, Volume 1', which features a guest appearance by Paul Stanley

The former Kiss guitarist has yet to detail the release date or title of his next LP, which follows 2014's Space Invader and the 2016 covers record Origins, Vol. 1. Frehley revealed one tantalizing detail about the album last year: he co-wrote two new tracks with ex-bandmate Gene Simmons. The collaboration originated after Frehley reached out to the bassist through e-mail, and they wound up with the songs within three hours of jamming at the guitarist's house in Ranco Santa Fe, California.

"We initially each picked up an acoustic guitar," Frehley told DJ Eddie Trunk, according to Blabbermouth. "I don't remember who came up with the beginning of the song. One guy plays one thing and then I play another thing. I think Gene actually came up with more ideas than I did and I just kind of complemented them. And then I started writing lyrics for a song title, which I don't wanna give away yet. And then we kind of took a break and then he started playing this bassline and he said, 'Ace, play these thee chords against it,' and within thirty minutes we had a second song. I was really pleased, and so was he."

The duo have performed together several times in recent months – including Simmons' acoustic performances during meet-and-greet events and their first mutual stage appearance in over 16 years during a Hurricane Harvey benefit.
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Ven 27 Avr - 18:33

27.04.2018 17:30:37

Ace Frehley Premieres New Single, "Bronx Boy"



The song is the first track of an all-new, as-yet-untitled full-length solo LP, set to be released this summer.

Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has premiered a new single, "Bronx Boy."

On the new song—the first track of an all-new, as-yet-untitled full-length solo LP, set to be released this summer—Frehley reflects on his rough-and-tumble childhood in the titular New York City borough. You can check it out above.

Aside from this newly announced solo album, Frehley has also recently been busy mending the fences with his former bandmates, particularly Kiss bassist Gene Simmons. Frehley took the stage with Simmons for the first time in 16 years at a Hurricane Harvey benefit concert last September, and joined Simmons again at a Q&A for Simmons' Vault Experience at Walt Grace Vintage Guitars in Miami, Florida in February.

For more on Ace Frehley, be sure to follow along on Facebook.
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Ven 27 Avr - 18:40

27.04.2018  17:35:52


Original KISS Guitarist ACE FREHLEY Releases 'Bronx Boy' Single; New Album Due This Summer




April 27, 2018 8 Comments


Founding KISS guitarist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member Ace Frehley has released a brand new single, titled "Bronx Boy". The single is the first track from an all-new, untitled full-length solo LP to be released this summer.

"Bronx Boy" is available on all digital music services starting today.

Frehley's next studio album is expected to include the two songs he co-wrote last summer with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons.

"Gene came over my house to write — it went fantastic," Ace said. "In a matter of three hours, he and I came up with two new songs for my [next] record. I'm thrilled." The occasion was momentous for another reason. "It was the first time I have worked with him while I was sober," he revealed, "and it was a pleasure."

Frehley's last release was a covers collection "Origins, Vol 1", which received great reviews and landed in the Top 25 on the Billboard album chart. The effort featured a guest appearance by KISS lead singer Paul Stanley on a cover of FREE's "Fire And Water", marking their first collaboration since 1998's "Psycho Circus".

Last September, Frehley released a newly expanded deluxe edition of his 2009 album, "Anomaly", eOne Music. Among the new tracks were two previously unreleased demos: "Hard For Me", which was later reworked into the album's "Foxy & Free", and an early take of "Pain In The Neck", different in tempo and arrangement from the final version. Also included was the previously digital-only "Anomaly" bonus track "The Return Of Space Bear". "Anomaly Deluxe" also featured enhanced album art, a new live poster, and extensive liner notes by rock writer and Ace Frehley historian Ron Albanese (including track-by-track commentary by Frehley).

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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Ven 27 Avr - 23:09


Merci Phiphi pour l'info c'est cool
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Sam 28 Avr - 20:44

Excellent ce dernier morceau d'Ace !! Vraiment old school
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Dim 29 Avr - 18:24

Morceau entendu 100 fois dans la discographie de ce monsieur ,toujours pareil ,une question ,si ce titre n'était pas Frehley ,quelqu'un l'écouterait ? pas sur !

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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Dim 29 Avr - 20:28

Arf, je suis pas du tout d'accord, premièrement parce qu'à 67 balais le mec sort un titre qui tient la route, qui parle de ses débuts, de son adolescence. Il te fait penser à quels morceaux ? Au style de frehley ça c'est sûr, même le solo est surprenant; et j'adore les choeurs qui reprennent bronx boy !
En tout cas c'est le seul des KISS et ex-kiss qui sorte un truc, et un truc bien !
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Dim 29 Avr - 22:53

Chacun son avis , et tu as le droit d'aimé ,moi non c'est tout ! il est en roue libre depuis très très longtemps et personne pour le sortir de son train train contrairement au temps du Frehley's comet ,le mérite que je lui reconnais c'est qu'il sort de la nouvelle musique ,maintenant j'adhère pas mais cela m'appartient et chacun le récent a sa façon !

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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Lun 30 Avr - 0:15

Tu as raison chacun son avis, mais ça me plairait de débattre. Parce que son dernier album "origin volume 1" est pas mal je trouve. Pour moi son meilleur album n'est même pas avec le frehley's comet mais trouble walkin'. Je ne vais pas insister parce que tu à l'air d'avoir un avis bien tranché, mais je trouve qu'Ace a quand même du mérite de sortir ce titre.
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Lun 30 Avr - 9:42

30.04.2018 08:17:37

Pasteur a écrit:
Tu as raison chacun son avis, mais ça me plairait de débattre. Parce que son dernier album "origin volume 1" est pas mal je trouve. Pour moi son meilleur album n'est même pas avec le frehley's comet mais trouble walkin'. Je ne vais pas insister parce que tu à l'air d'avoir un avis bien tranché, mais je trouve qu'Ace a quand même du mérite de sortir ce titre.

Je suis entièrement d'accord avec toi...

1/ Pour la période de l'après Kiss 1982, l'album que je préfère et de très loin est "Trouble Walkin' ". Avec Frehley's Comet les albums sont trop decousus. Surtout "Second Sighting" où tu as l'impression d'avoir deux groupes qui jouent sur le même disque.
Après mon album préféré d'Ace hors période Kiss reste "Space Invader"...

2/ Concernant son boulot sur "Bronx Boy", deux points :

21 - Beaucoup ont critiqué Ace à l'époque où il ne faisait rien. Ils disaient alors, à juste titre, qu'il passait son temps à faire la fête et à picoler !
Maintenant qu'il est plus sérieux, plus fiable et qu'il sort des compositions plus régulièrement, je pense que c'est une excellente chose. Il avait promis un album pour 2018 et il semble s'y tenir. Cela est également une très bonne nouvelle... Après chacun est libre : d'écouter ou de ne pas écouter... d'acheter ou de ne pas acheter !

22 - Bien sûr qu'il fait du Ace... à 67 ans, je pense qu'il est trop tard pour qu'il fasse autre chose.
Lorsque j'écoute les derniers albums d'AC/DC, d'Iron Maiden, & tous les grands groupes à succès... ils font exactement la même chose ! Et cela fait plus de 40 ans qu'ils font exactement les mêmes albums avec les mêmes riffs... Et en concert, ils jouent toujours les mêmes titres qui ont eu et qui ont encore du succès...
Et je ne parle même pas de Kiss qui fait exclusivement du Kiss 1970's...

Et puis que peut espérer entendre celui qui écoute le dernier titre d'Ace ???
S'il espère entendre ABBA, il a de la chance car ce groupe va sortir de nouvelles compositions !

En attendant, d'accord avec toi, ce morceau est très bon et je reste agréablement surpris par le boulot qu'il est capable de faire à son âge !
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Lun 30 Avr - 11:09

30.04.2018 10:00:26

Ace Frehley a partagé sa publication.
28 avril, 10:24 ·

COOL NEWS! AFTER ONLY 1 DAY, ACE'S NEW SONG IS THE #34 SELLING ROCK TUNE at ITUNES! Right between "Thunderstruck" and "Livin' On A Prayer..." only 4 notches behind Greta Van Fleet's highest charting song. Pass it on, and let's take it MUCH higher with some serious download action... ready, set...
ROCK SOLIDERS COME... AND GO GET IT!
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Lun 14 Mai - 8:38

14.05.2018 07:34:44



ACE FREHLEY Says His New Solo Album Will Be Called 'Spaceman'


May 13, 2018 20 Comments


Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley took part in a question-answer session at the 2018 Indianapolis KISS Fan Expo, which is being held May 12-13 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can now watch the discussion below.

Asked if he would be open to the idea of providing support (with his solo band) on KISS's 2019 tour, Ace said: "It's up to Paul [Stanley] and Gene [Simmons]; they're running the show. I'm open to anything, if the check is big enough."

Regarding when fans should expect his new solo record to arrive, Frehley said: "[The] new album should be out in a couple of months. It's gonna be called 'Spaceman'." He went on to explain that he decided to give the LP that title after spending time with his former bandmate, Gene Simmons, at one of the KISS bassist/vocalist's recent "Vault Experience" events. "I said to the audience, 'What about calling my new album 'Forty Years Later', because it's been forty years since my first solo record — 1978," Ace recalled. "And Gene goes, 'No. You should call it 'Spaceman'.' So I figured I'd go with it. That's a nice sound bite. Someone says, 'How come it's called 'Spaceman'?' I go, 'Gene Simmons wanted me [to call it that].'"

Frehley's next studio album is expected to include the recently released single single, "Bronx Boy", and the two songs he co-wrote last summer with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. The new effort will also contain an instrumental song called "Quantum Flux".

"Gene came over my house to write — it went fantastic," Ace said. "In a matter of three hours, he and I came up with two new songs for my [next] record. I'm thrilled." The occasion was momentous for another reason. "It was the first time I have worked with him while I was sober," he revealed, "and it was a pleasure."

Frehley's last release was a covers collection "Origins, Vol 1", which received great reviews and landed in the Top 25 on the Billboard album chart. The effort featured a guest appearance by KISS lead singer Paul Stanley on a cover of FREE's "Fire And Water", marking their first collaboration since 1998's "Psycho Circus".

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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Lun 14 Mai - 8:40

14.05.2018 07:39:23

Article qui donne quelques infos sur le futur album du Spaceman ! Very Happy Very Happy
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Lun 14 Mai - 8:44

14.05.2018 07:42:34


Kiss alumni Ace Frehley, Eric Singer, Bruce Kulick and Bob Kulick performed together during the Indianapolis Kiss Fan Expo, which is taking place this weekend and celebrating its 20th anniversary, while Singer also celebrated his 60th birthday. You can watch their performances, with guests including Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz from the Bruce & Bob Kulick band, in the videos below – which remain light-hearted throughout despite Frehley’s early struggles with his stage sound.

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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Lun 14 Mai - 20:40

Mon pote Fabrice qui tient le magasin Metallian a Grenoble était au festival M3 au états unis ,Ace y jouait ce fut un désastre incapable de rien , visiblement ivre mais chut il est sobre depuis longtemps !!! sur kissfaq il est juste certainement malade !!!

mon pote est un fan ,et fut anéanti ,donc pas la pour faire de provoque ,juste une simple constatation d'une personne déçu alors qu'il est parti pour voir une de ses idoles !

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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Mer 16 Mai - 22:55

...c'est moi, ou Ace a VRAIMENT de fortes semblabilité à Francis Kuntz ?
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Jeu 17 Mai - 21:12

Bah, euh c'est toi !
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Jeu 17 Mai - 22:23

Sonicboom a écrit:
Bah, euh c'est toi !


OMG je m'y attendais pas pour le coup, moi je trouve qu'Ace à des airs de grolandais (RIP Christophe Salengro)
Mais sinon oui... je pense que niveau caractère Ace n'est pas comme Francis... lui il est plutôt grossier et raciste contre les non-grolandais.... Ace je pense pas
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Ven 1 Juin - 13:55

https://sleazeroxx.com/ace-frehleys-second-departure-from-kiss-climaxed-with-him-punching-tour-manager-tommy-thayer-in-head/

Traduction :

L'ancien guitariste de KISS, Ace , a récemment été interviewé par The Herald, en Australie.

L'article parle des deux départs de Ace de KISS, y compris en l'an 2000. Voici des extraits de l'article de The Herald:

Photo par Jake Warkel Photographie

"Ace a joué pour la dernière fois avec KISS lors de leur tournée" adieu "en Australie en 2001. Son départ du groupe a atteint son paroxysme quand il a frappé son manager dans la tête après un désaccord dans les coulisses. Il a essayé de s'excuser, mais c'était trop tard.

Ace avait démissionné une fois auparavant, revenant d'un séjour de quatorze ans après que les ponts eurent été entretenus plutôt que réparés. En l'espAce de quelques mois, le manager qu'il a titré, Tommy Tommy - un guitariste qui jouait dans un groupe hommage à KISS - avait pris la plAce de Ace (et SpAceman persona). Et il est toujours là. "

Vous pouvez lire le reste de l'article / interview avec Ace Ace au Herald.

Wikipédia parle de Tommy reprenant les fonctions de Ace comme suit (avec de légères modifications):

"Kiss était relativement calme jusqu'à la fin de l'année, mais 2002 a débuté par une controverse alors que Simmons participait à une interview controversée à la National Public Radio avec l'animateur Terry Gross. En février 2002, Kiss (avec Singer à la batterie et Ace à la guitare) s'est produit lors de la cérémonie de clôture des Jeux olympiques d'hiver de 2002 à Salt Lake City, Utah. C'était la dernière performance de Ace en tant que membre de Kiss.

Le 6 mars 2002, Kiss a donné un concert privé dans une station balnéaire de Trelawny, en Jamaïque. Ace, qui n'était plus sous contrat, n'a pas joué avec le groupe. Il a été remplacé par Tommy, qui a enfilé le maquillage et le costume SpAceman de Ace pour sa première apparition en direct avec Kiss. Ce mois-là, le groupe (avec Tommy) a enregistré une apparition sur la sitcom américaine That '70s Show. L'épisode, "That '70s Kiss Show", a été diffusé en août 2002. Tommy a de nouveau joué avec le groupe en avril 2002, lorsque Kiss a interprété "Detroit Rock City" (avec de la musique préenregistrée et des chants en direct). Le spectacle American Bandstand 50th Anniversary, qui a été diffusé le 3 mai.

En février 2003, Kiss s'est rendu en Australie et a enregistré Kiss Symphony: Alive IV avec le Melbourne Symphony Orchestra à l'Etihad Stadium (alors connu sous le nom de Telstra Dome) à Melbourne. Tommy a de nouveau remplacé Ace, tandis que Criss est revenu au groupe. Cet album a été le premier sorti sur Sanctuary Records, qui a ensuite été vendu à Universal Music Group - les propriétaires du reste du catalogue de Kiss.

Malgré les affirmations faites avant le Farewell Tour selon lesquelles ce serait la dernière du groupe, Kiss a annoncé une tournée en co-tête avec Aerosmith en 2003. Ace a annoncé que son départ du groupe était permanent, déclarant qu'il croyait que la Farewell Tour serait Kiss ' dernier, et qu'il ne voulait pas ouvrir pour Aerosmith. Il a été remplacé de façon permanente par Tommy, alors que Kiss entrait dans une phase de post-réunion qui a vu le groupe s'installer dans une nouvelle formation, avec en permanence Tommy comme "Spaceman" et Singer comme "the Catman".
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MessageSujet: Re: Ace Frehley News !   Jeu 28 Juin - 13:14

28.06.2018  12:02:46

2018, Features, Interviews — June 26, 2018 at 7:00 am


Ace Frehley




by Troy Culpan



“Well we came up with probably the biggest and best rock and roll show in history, and I don’t think anybody’s ever topped it. I think probably the best way KISS will be remembered is if Paul and Gene decide to take me back into the fold and we end up doing a bigger and better show and go out that way on top.”
From Release: Gene Simmons welcomes former KISS band mate Ace Frehley as very special guest star on his forthcoming Australian tour, celebrating the milestone of 40 years since the release of his self-titled solo album.  Ace Frehley is a founding member of KISS, a musical maverick and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around the world. Ace played on the classic KISS albums from 1973 to 1981 before reuniting with the band from 1996 to 2001.  Ace was responsible for many of the band’s biggest hits including Talk To Me, New York Groove, 2,000 Man, Rocket Ride, Shock Me and more.
In his home studio in California, Ace Frehley gave us a call to talk about his return to Australia with Gene Simmons, yes, Gene Simmons, new music, anniversaries, reunions, and much more…

Ace, it’s been four years since we last chatted, so let’s catch up, how have the last four years been for you?

Pretty busy, I’ve been to Australia once on tour with myself, once I opened for Alice Cooper, God that was a rough tour, we did eight shows in nine days *laughs* it was a pretty crazy schedule. That was more insane than anything I ever did with KISS I can tell you that.

Really?

Mmm hmm, and as you know I’m coming back to Australia for four shows with Gene… Simmons.

Of course, and it’s something many people never thought could happen, how did this come about?

It was a slow process of reconnecting, this year I’m celebrating twelve years sober, you know when I parted company with Paul and Gene the last time and decided to leave the band again I was using drugs and alcohol and it took a long time for me to get back on track and in 2006 I got sober and it took them probably a long time to realise because they’ve known me since my twenties and I’ve been drinking since my twenties *laughs*. So it took them a long time to realise that I was serious about sobriety and I was someone who could be dependable. They got good report cards from everyone I’ve worked with over the years and I think they realised when I contacted them and wanted to start reconnecting and doing stuff together you know, like me and Paul collaborated on a song on my last record ‘Fire and Water’ and he was kind enough to do a video shoot with me, and then more recently me and Gene Simmons collaborated on two songs on my new upcoming album that’s gonna be released in a couple of months. Then I’ve been doing events with Gene because I’m his only friend did you know that? *laughs* You know that Gene always says in interviews that he has no friends and I get pissed off because I email Gene and say ‘you know I’m your buddy’, we used to be roommates before we really made it big and each of us would get our own suites. Prior to that he was my roommate for several years *laughs* what a riot, right?



Do you have any idea how you’ll be shaping up these shows, have you talked about sharing the stage and maybe jamming a couple of songs?

We haven’t talked about it but I’m sure it can easily happen because we’ve done it in the past. So you  know right now I’m focusing on fine tuning the songs I’m gonna do with the same band he’s travelling with so I’m gonna be saving a few dollars by not bringing my own band and I’m not gonna incur all that cost of flying my whole band over and my roadies. I’m just taking my one roadie who handles all my special effects guitars and keeps my guitars in tune, and my fiancé Rachael and that’s it, a three man crew, me, Rachael and Rocko *laughs*.

Now you talked about new music and you released ‘Bronx Boy’ a couple of months back, what can we expect from it?

You know everybody who’s heard it and a lot of people’s opinions I respect have heard it and think it’s one of my best albums to date, ever. The songs that me and Gene collaborated on came out fantastic, I wrote a really cool instrumental that Warren Huart who mixed the record and co-produced it with me and he actually played a little guitar on it. There’s a couple of songs that I revised and rewrote that Anton Fig is playing drums on and as you probably know Anton Fig was known for playing drums on all my earlier solo records and especially my 1978 debut solo record with ‘New York Groove’. Life is great, life is great, I just turned 67 in April but I don’t look 67 I probably look ten years younger at least that’s what the ladies tell me *laughs*. My energy level, I dropped since I toured South America last year I’ve dropped thirty five pounds so I’m ready for anything, if I’ve gotta slip into a space suit I’m ready to go *laughs*.

Let’s talk anniversaries as this September in line with the tour here is the 40th Anniversary of the KISS solo albums, can you take us back to that time and what you remember about making your solo album?

Well I had a ball doing my solo album back in 1978, pretty much I was just talking to a couple of friends of mine we’re working on another project this weekend and I was just telling them how easy it was to do that record, it was just me, Eddie Kramer my producer who produced Alive 1, 2 and 3, and Anton Fig on drums. I played all the guitars, did all the vocals, played bass on seven out of nine songs and Anton played all the drums. I wrote all the songs except for ‘New York Groove’ and it was an easy process. You know that saying too many chefs in the kitchen… it applies to the recording studio, the less people in the studio when you’re working the more work you get accomplished if you know what you’re doing. I’m completely happy with just me and an engineer playing all the parts and nobody else in the room.

Well I love yours, it came out great!

Thank you very much, a lot of guitar players have sited that record as kind of their rock and roll bible and that’s how they learned to play guitar. I’m the same way with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, The Stones, The Who, you know, but every generation is different and it’s amazing how many guitarists come to me and bring up my ’78 record and they bring up the ‘Alive’ album as how they learned to play guitar by copying my stuff. I’m very flattered by that but at the same token I got my style from the guys before me that’s kind of the way it works it’s an ongoing process *laughs* depending upon your age group.

The legacy of KISS is truly something to behold, how would you personally want KISS to be remembered?

Well we came up with probably the biggest and best rock and roll show in history, and I don’t think anybody’s ever topped it. I think probably the best way KISS will be remembered is if Paul and Gene decide to take me back into the fold and we end up doing a bigger and better show and go out that way on top. That’s what I think should happen but basically since I quit the group a couple of times it’s not my place to say how it’s gonna end, it’s up to Paul and Gene. I think that would probably be the best option for KISS to be remembered for KISS to go out on top with the original line up.

Well hopefully we’ll see it again, you never know…

You never know, it’s something that the fans I think want and constantly mention on the internet and I look to what my fans say because they pay my salary you know? *laughs* My fans buy my records and come to my concerts, so I don’t have a deaf ear to what they say, I listen to what they say and I think it’s important that any rock and roll artist does that.

After playing music for well over forty years now, is there anything left to do or that you want to do that you haven’t already done?

Yeah there’s a couple of things I’d like to do I’d like to produce some younger groups once my schedule slows down because I think I’m a good producer and a good song writer. I’d like to score a sci-fi film or something like a Marvel film, I’ve never scored a movie so that would be great, and I’d also like to do a documentary just on me and how I grew up as just a middle class kid from The Bronx and by the time I was in my mid-twenties I was in one of the biggest rock and roll bands in the world and that’s a pretty amazing story, I’ve talked about it in many interviews I bring it up in my book but I’ve never told the whole story.

Lastly, let’s try and predict the remainder of the year, so if you can finish this sentence for me, by the end of 2018, Ace Frehley will…

I think by the end of 2018 I think we will probably start formulating a plan for a KISS reunion, at least that’s what I’d like to happen and I think the fans would like that and I also have plan B you know, you know when you think about Eric Clapton and what he did after he left Cream he formulated a group Blind Faith with a lot of other superstars, so in the event there isn’t a KISS reunion I’m probably gonna put together a super group of people that are equal to my talent and notoriety and go out that way. Playing arenas, but either way I’m gonna be OK, I’m making great records and I’m selling out wherever I perform for the most part and I’m having a ball doing it you know? If I could go out with KISS that would be probably the best option at this juncture but it’s not my decision at this point, but like I said me, Paul and Gene have been communicating more and more and more and I think we’re leaning towards that direction but there’s nothing written in stone at this point. It’s a pipe dream.

Well for now we can’t wait for the shows here with Gene…

I can’t wait to come back to Australia, always have fun in Australia it’s a great country.

See you then, thanks Ace!

Thank you very much, bye bye.
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