The "Spaceman" Returns To Earth With A New Stellar Ace Frehley Solo Album
One of the most living, influential guitarists in rock music is none other than the incomparable Ace Frehley. First as a founding member of KISS, then as a solo artist, Frehley's work is undeniable. Since returning from a reunion tour with KISS (between 1996-2000), Ace Frehley has released three solo albums and is preparing to release his fourth on October 19th, titled simply "Spaceman." This album features Ace performing all of the guitar work and bass work (except on two songs) and finds him teaming up, once again with his longtime drummer, Anton Fig. This new release also finds Ace working with a fellow KISS brethren, Gene Simmons on the tracks, "Without You I'm Nothing" and "Your Wish Is My Command," which was also co-written with Simmons at Ace's house in California. The new nine-track album begins with the big guitar riffs of "Without You I'm Nothing" as the lyrics roll-out like an autobiography. Ace keeps the nostalgic feeling going as he recollects life on the road with "Rockin' With The Boys," which seems like a hard rock version of fellow band mate Peter Criss' "Beth." You can hear the classic KISS sound on "Your Wish Is My Command" as one half of the original band perform on this track. The album's lead single, "Bronx Boy" showcases Ace's edgier side, as he plays with an aggressive chip on his shoulder, to prove the toughness that his sings about. He closes out his new set of songs with a cover of Eddie Money's "I Wanna Go Back" and the latest chapter of his instrumental legacy "Quantum Flux," (which dates back to his 1978 KISS solo album). Ace Frehley will be making an appearance on this year's sold-out KISS Kruise VIII, followed by a handful of shows in Florida. For a complete list of dates and to find out more about his new album, "Spaceman," please visit acefrehley.com.