Ace Frehley will release ‘Behind the Player’ a retrospective DVD chronicling his work as one of the world’s most influential guitar players. The DVD will be released worldwide January 19th, through IMV, Rocket Science Ventures and Sony/RED.
The DVD features the iconic Spaceman talking about his life as a guitar player, including rare photos and video footage. Ace also gives in depth lessons for his KISS classics “Shock Me” and “Cold Gin.” The DVD includes an all-star jam session of Ace playing with George Lynch, John 5, Matt Sorum, Chris Wyse and Tommy Clufetos. Frehley says, “I haven’t done anything like this before, but liked what they were doing with the Behind The Player series. Jamming the tracks with the guys was a lot of fun.”
Ace Frehley Behind The Player will be available January 19th at music retailers and for digital download everywhere. Or you can pre-order on Amazon today.
Also available from Ace are the following items:
AUTOGRAPHED Anomaly CD and Smokin’ Guitar Music Shirt – Limited Edition BUNDLE
Available only here on AceFrehley.com. This is the only place that you can find the officially autographed CD of Anomaly and the Official Smokin’ Guitar Music shirt, together in one specially priced bundle. CD will arrive to you without shrink wrapping, plastic wrap, so that Ace can personally sign each CD, directly onto the packaging. By purchasing this bundle (T-Shirt and CD together), you save 5 dollars on each item.
AUTOGRAPHED Anomaly CD – Limited Edition
The Official AceFrehley.com exclusive autographed copy of the Anomaly CD. Item will arrive to you without shrink wrapping, plastic wrap, so that Ace can personally sign each item, directly onto the packaging. This is the only place that you can find this personally autographed release by Ace himself. This is a limited run and is only available for a limited time only. This item will not ship until September 14th. All International orders can take up to 3-4 weeks to be delivered, this time may be sooner, but is dependent on customs.
Noisecreep.com premiered the brand new video, ‘Snuff” from Slipknot last week. Here it is again in case you missed it. Hard to believe this is a Slipknot song, but the video is damn cool.
When I first received the CD from Helsinki, Finland’s Renegade Ride, I had no expectations. I was not familiar with the band, or what they sounded like. With that being said, the band’s new CD, Dream Machine, was a pleasant surprise to me.
Renegade Ride have put together a great modern sounding CD, while having a sound that reminds me of a mixture of The Cult, Velvet Revolver, a dash of T-Ride and maybe a dabble of Soundgarden. It is a refreshing change from all of the Nickleback clones that are currently invading U.S. radio air waves.
Singer Jakko Latva-Pukkila has a voice that is similar to The Cult’s Ian Astbury. It is that likeness that helps give Renegade Ride a familiar sound that I quickly took to.
The opening cut “Stars” has the extremely cool groove, that demands replay. I love the guitar tones on this song as well.
The title track , “Dream Machine” is a song that has a funky progressive T-Ride like sound to it. I haven’t heard any band do anything like this in quite a while. It works for Renegade Ride as this is one of the better tunes on Dream Machine.
“Burnin’ Up Inside” starts of with this middle eastern intro. It evolves into this catchy yet grungy rocker.
Another cool rocker is “Break Me To Pieces”. This tune has a southern rock vibe with an interesting jangly guitar riff.
My favorite tune on Dream Machine is the song “Crusader”. This song starts off with this really cool guitar riff, and build into a moody, mid-tempo rocker. I have gotten a lot of replay out of this one.
Overall, Renegade Ride has put together one hell of a debut effort. It is amazing to me when an independent band puts together a quality release like this, and gets little press. This is a band that is worth your time, and your cold hard cash.
Rating: Out of 10
2. Dream Machine
3. Burnin’ Up Inside
4. Absolution of Growth
5. Shoot Me Down
6. Break Me To Pieces
8. Close Your Eyes
9. World Without Soul
Jaakko Latva-Pukkila – vocals
Jake Enden – guitars, vocals
Jay Sarkkinen – guitars, vocals
Jussi Kirjavainen -bass
Pete Enden – drums