Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Ace Frehley has tapped long time friend and artist Ken Kelly to create the album cover for his upcoming LP SPACE INVADER, due out July 8th. The reveal comes exclusively through Rolling Stone today. Kelly, who created the iconic cover art for two of KISS’s best selling LPS, Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977), says, “It was very exciting when I was approached with the idea of doing an album cover for Ace.”
Ken Kelly is also widely known for his paintings in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy sub genres, most notably for the Conan the Barbarian novels. He continues, “I had spoken to Ace on a few occasions about the possibility, so I was delighted when it actually happened.”
Ace Frehley himself comments, ”I’ve been talking with Ken Kelly since 2007 about painting a CD Cover for me and it has finally happened! I couldn’t be more excited about the new Space Invader cover and the music behind it is also going to rock your world!”
With nearly 35 years between projects, KISS fans will surely be excited about this long-time duo working together again. Kelly concludes, “I am very pleased with the results and proud to play a part of Ace’s continuing successful career!”
ACE FREHLEY will release SPACE INVADER, his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on July 8th, 2014. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker.” This album is the first release under Frehley’s new universal deal on eOne Music.
Widely known as the original “Space Ace” and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member. In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove,” from any of the legendary KISS solo albums; (peaking at #13). The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS’ second best selling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Beth” and “Calling Dr. Love” even after 36 years.
Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a welcoming response among critics. “’Anomaly’ shows why many rock and metal guitarists list ‘Space Ace’ as a prime six-string influence,” said Rolling Stone.
You can catch Ace Frehley accepting his award at the 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction Ceremony on May 31 at 8pm on HBO
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2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY will release SPACE INVADER, his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on June 24th, 2014. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker.” This album is the first release under Frehley’s new universal deal on eOne Music.
Frehley has released an official statement surrounding the exciting news:
Widely known as the original “Space Ace” and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member. In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove,” from any of the legendary KISS solo albums; (peaking at #13). The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show “Entourage” and was also KISS’ second bestselling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Beth” and “Calling Dr. Love” even after 36 years.Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a welcoming response among critics. “’Anomaly’ shows why many rock and metal guitarists list ‘Space Ace’ as a prime six-string influence,” said Rolling Stone.ACE FREHLEY will participate in the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS show by presenting the Dimebag Darrell “Best Guitarist” Award alongside label-mate Zakk Wylde. The awards show will take place on April 23, 2014 at the CLUB NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now!
Frehley adds comment.
Watch Ace on the season finale of VH1 Sober House Season 2 on April 29th at 10 PM!
VH1 Sober House Season 2 Schedule
A brand new commercial is now available for the Behind the Player DVD at: http://www.acefrehley.com/video/
Ace Frehley has released ‘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 is available NOW at music retailers and for digital download everywhere. Or you can order on Amazon today.
Up and coming Autralian Tour Dates:
Feb 1, 2010: Perth, Metro Fremantle
Feb 4, 2010: Adelaide, HQ
Feb 5, 2010: Melbourne, Palace
Feb 7, 2010: Sydney, Enmore
Feb 8, 2010: Brisbane, Tivoli
Ace Frehley announced he will join this Sunday’s Battle Of The Bands for Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp’s showcase finale of the graduates of the 3-day camp. Frehley will hit stage and jam with the campers as they battle it out to be the top campers of 2009! Frehley will also be a headlining guest counselor November 18th for the 5-day camp that follows this Sunday’s showcase.
Come rock-out with your favorite artists at the world famous Whiskey A-Go-Go, as they perform with our graduating campers for 2009. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp will showcase their campers in a BATTLE OF THE BANDS night after each camp session ends. The first camp is a three-day camp running November 12-15 and a five-day camp running November 17-22 – still time to join!
Our camper bands will each perform (Doors at 6pm, show starting at 7pm) followed by an All Star Jam with:
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH
* Sandy Gennaro (drum
* Rami Jaffe (Foo Fighters & The Wallflowers)
* Rudy Sarzo
* Ron Nevison (producer)
* Teddy Andreadis (Guns ‘N Roses)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND
1. Elliot Easton (The Cars)
2. Teddy Andreadis (Guns ‘N Roses)
3. Bruce Kulick (KISS)
4. Danny Seraphine (Chicago)
5. Mark Hudson (Producer, songwriter – Aerosmith)
6. Surprise guitar legend
If you still wish to join the camp there is still time – Headliners this year are Meat Loaf, Ace Frehley formerly KISS & Jon Anderson of Yes.
To get your tickets for this gala event and for more information on ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP call 888.762.2263 (BAND) or visit: http://www.rockcamp.com/
ROCK SOLDIERS!!!……From the bottom of my heart thank you for your support of Anomaly….
I just got the 1st week chart numbers….And we should all be proud of ourselves!!!……..I couldn’t have done it without you………..
#1 Amazon Hard Rock
#1 iTunes Hard Rock
#2 Indie Album Chart
#8 Rock Album Chart
#15 Internet Albums Chart……..&……
#27 Billboard Top 200 Chart (my 1978 solo album debuted at #26 on Billboard)
….but we can’t slow down now……we’ve gone into a second printing of the double-disc Vinyl copy of Anomaly which hits stores this week…….& more Anomaly Tour dates will be posted here at AceFrehley.com in the next few days……..and by the way, I hear the four original members of KISS have been nominated for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame……not bad.”
Special thanks to Slash and Geroge Lopez for showing up at the Viper Room and making it an extra special night!!
We have some great pics from the show, come check them out here:
It seems like only yesterday that Ace Frehley released his last solo album, “Trouble Walkin’”. OK, maybe in Jupiter days. It’s actually about 7,300 earth years, almost twenty years ago exactly since Ace graced us with some new tunes. Was it worth the wait? Depends on what standards are employed obviously, but “Anomaly” is a really cool listen with great guitar work including a sprinkling of instrumentals and an obligatory cover, which he likes to include in his releases. This time it’s a spirited interpretation of the Sweet classic “Fox On The Run”. Sweet, indeed. Meatloaf’s daughter, Pearl Aday adds her considerable talents to the festivities. Frehley offers several songs rhyming with his first name. You’ve got your Animal Planet Ace with “Space Bear”, the pick him out of a crowd Ace with “Too Many Faces” and the celestial Ace with the album’s first single, “Outer Space”. Also included on the CD is the third piece of a trilogy started long ago beginning with “Fractured Mirror”, followed by “Fractured Too” and now completed with “Fractured Quantum”, the epic final track on “Anomoly”.
Good news for long time Frehley followers, most will not only cite his album “Ace Frehley” as their favorite of the four albums released simultaneously by each member of Kiss back in 1978, but as their favorite of his solo albums and of those with Frehley’s Comet as well. It’s a welcome development because before recording “Anomaly” he listened to that eponymous album as inspiration. You can hear it too, certainly nothing sounds the same, but the driving spirit is absolutely unmistakable. The vibe, the attitude and the musicianship are all on regal display. No tour plans have been revealed at this point, but you can follow the information stream at AceFrehley.com While Frehley has no plans to serve leftovers to any of us, there were several songs that didn’t properly fit the mood of “Anomaly” and will serve as the springboard for a follow up album, but he promises it won’t be another seventy-three hundred day wait this time around. Frehley has plenty to celebrate these days, a new album, three years away from the life-force draining effect of alcohol and drugs and his first foray into the world of Pro-Tools, all landmark events for the storied guitarist. How many players today wanted to be like Ace many years ago? Rhetorical for sure, but perhaps it’s the beginning of another wave of players who want to emulate the stylish guitar slinger.
Bring it on. And we will as we welcome Ace Frehley to Rockline for his first ever visit. How can that be? Dunno, but we promise to make up for lost time as Ace Frehley joins us for our next ROCKLINE!
It has been far too long since we have had a new Ace Frehley solo disc. It has been twenty years since Ace’s last release, Trouble Walkin’. I had high hopes after for this CD after hearing “Outer Space” for the first time. I heard it, on the Hard Rock Nights radio show, a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to hear more.
Luckily, the good tunes don’t end with “Outer Space”.
“Foxy & Free” reminds me a lot of the Ace Frehley hit, “Rock Soldiers”. You gotta love the cowbell!
Ace Frehley has been known to do a cover or two, and on Anomaly, Ace takes on the Sweet classic, “Fox On The Run”. The funny thing is, I always thought the original tune sounded like a KISS song. Either way, Frehley knocks it out of the park. I love this version.
“Pain In The Neck” could be another Frehley classic. This song has been growing on me with every listen.
“Genghis Khan” left me scratching my head. This tune shows off Frehley’s six string talent, and in that regard, it is pretty cool. The inane lyrics about Genghis Khan seems like they were nothing more than an afterthought. It sounds like they were added after the music was written. This would have been better off as an instrumental in my opinion.
“Too Many Faces” might be a little too similar to “Pain in the Neck” but I like it anyway.
“It’s A Great Life” is a catchy tune, although it is a little different from what I would expect from Frehley. This song has an almost pop/rock style to it.
“Fractured Quantum” is an instrumental song that carries on from Frehley’s previously released Fractured tunes. This is a solid tune, and a decent album closer. (If you buy the iTunes version, you will get a bonus track “The Return of Space Bear”).
Overall, I think Ace Frehley picked up where he left off with Trouble Walkin’. I have been enjoying this disc quite a bit. Anomaly is another solid effort for the Space Ace.
Rating: Out of 10
01. Foxy & Free
02. Outer Space
03. Pain In The Neck
04. Fox On The Run
05. Genghis Khan
06. Too Many Faces
07. Change The World
08. Space Bear
09. A Little Below The Angels
11. It’s A Great Life
12. Fractured Quantum
13. The Return of Space Bear (iTunes exclusive)
Ace Frehley Band is:
Ace Frehley – Vocals, Guitar
Anthony Esposito – Bass
Anton Fig – Drums
Derrek Hawkins – Rhythm Guitar
Marti Frederiksen – Bass, Keyboards
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, announced today he will be appearing at 3 upcoming retailers to sign copies of his new album, Anomaly which will be released September 15th on his own Bronx Born Records label.
When fans purchase Anomaly at the following locations, they will receive a wristband (starting Sept 15th) ensuring their place in line at the signing event. Space will be limited, and the only way to receive a wristband will be by purchasing the new album.
Don’t miss your chance to meet the legendary Spaceman and get your new copy of Anomaly signed by Ace!
Tuesday September 15th @ 7:00pm
1015 N. La Brea Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90038
Saturday September 26th @ 1:00pm
WRAT & WDHA presents
51 Lafayette Rd
Fords, NJ 08863
Sunday September 27th @ 1:00pm
31 Brookvale Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704
In addition, you can listen to Anomaly in its entirety, at this link.
Former KISS guitarist preparing for a new solo record release, Anomaly
Guitar legend Ace Frehley is the special guest on the next edition of Hard Rock Nights, the weekly syndicated radio program. Ace joins JT to talk about the songs on his new upcoming record, Anomaly, guitars and fame. “I always knew I was going to be famous,” Ace admits. “I just wasn’t sure to what extent. I probably would have practiced a little more if I knew how many people I was going to influence.”
In addition to the visit from Ace, JT will spin some of Ace’s best known tracks, both from his solo career and his days with KISS, as well as the brand new single, “Outer Space.”
Hard Rock Nights can be heard on a number of radio stations dedicated to rock and metal. Point your browser to http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/affiliates for a complete list of stations and airtimes.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, legendary guitarist Ace Frehley has emerged to add a new exclamation point to his celebrated solo career. Scheduled for liftoff on September 15th, the original KISS guitarist’s fifth solo album, Anomaly, will be released on his own Bronx Born Records, with Rocket Science providing a full label service platform. Frehley, a long time Gibson artist, will launch his second Gibson Ace Frehley Signature Les Paul guitar with the musical instrument giant later this year. His first signature Gibson guitar (in 1997) was one of the best selling signature models of all time.
One of the most beloved personalities in rock ‘n’ roll, Frehley’s the man behind not only KISS’ iconic logo, but the all-time stadium anthem “New York Groove.” From the thunderous guitar riffs of the first single “Outer Space” to his supercharged cover of Sweet’s 1975 classic “Fox on the Run,” Anomaly includes several nods to his distinguished career. The pickup acrobatics of “Fractured Quantum” and wah-wah scourge of “Genghis Khan” (featuring backup vocals from Meat Loaf’s daughter Pearl Aday) are signature Ace. It should go without saying, but “this album has some heavy, heavy songs,” Frehley promises.cience providing a full label service platform. Frehley, a long time Gibson artist, will launch his second Gibson Ace Frehley Signature Les Paul guitar with the musical instrument giant later this year. His first signature Gibson guitar (in 1997) was one of the best selling signature models of all time.
One of the most beloved personalities in rock ‘n’ roll, Frehley’s the man behind not only KISS’ iconic logo, but the all-time stadium anthem “New York Groove.” From the thunderous guitar riffs of the first single “Outer Space” to his supercharged cover of Sweet’s 1975 classic “Fox on the Run,” Anomaly includes several nods to his distinguished career. The pickup acrobatics of “Fractured Quantum” and wah-wah scourge of “Genghis Khan” (featuring backup vocals from Meat Loaf’s daughter Pearl Aday) are signature Ace. It should go without saying, but “this album has some heavy, heavy songs,” Frehley promises.
AceFrehley.com has been officially launched, here is “Space” Ace’s introductory message
I’m happy to say that I finally got a good internet connection up here on Jendell and can now present to you my official website- AceFrehley.com! Thanks for your patience and support over the years… it’s meant everything to me.
Now, let’s ROCK!! AceFrehley.com is going to provide a link between us & be something unique & different from the “usual” website. What you will see is exclusive pictures & video clips from my archives, news, tour dates & appearances announced here first, and a chance for you to be a part of this website by sending me your photos & questions. I’ll be emailing all my members very cool “extra stuff,” so don’t forget to sign up! And despite the rumors, you’ll be hearing my new cd real soon… Stay Tuned. I hope you have as much fun on AceFrehley.com as I’ve had putting it together…
You can catch me this weekend on VH1 Classic’s THAT METAL SHOW hosted by my friend Eddie Trunk. I’m told that it premieres this Saturday night Dec. 20th at 11pm. It’s suppose to repeat several times in the upcoming weeks. VH1 Classic was cool enough to send me all the times it’s gonna repeat. Check it out the Getaway page!!!
The competition between the South Texas Rock Fest and Rocklahoma is heating up once more.
Lynn Hernandez of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s 97.5 KMOD radio station has announced that RATT, JACKYL and the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp” band have been confirmed for the newly added fifth-day (Wednesday, July 9) portion of this year’s Rocklahoma festival. Meanwhile, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will play on the festival’s closing day, July 13.
Rocklahoma will be held July 9-13, 2008 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma. TRIUMPH and EXTREME are among the bands reuniting with all or most of their original lineups for this year’s festival, which will also feature sets from NIGHT RANGER, CINDERELLA, Bret Michaels, TESLA, ARMORED SAINT, L.A. GUNS and many more. More than 85 bands in all will perform on three giant stages throughout the four days with several more big names to be added in the coming weeks.
Rocklahoma’s main-stage billing is shaping up as follows:
Wednesday, July 9:
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp”
Thursday, July 10:
L.A. GUNS (Tracii Guns version)
HOUSE OF LORDS
Friday, July 11:
Saturday, July 12:
BLACK ‘N BLUE
EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE
PRETTY BOY FLOYD
Sunday, July 13:
+ more to be announced
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
Dec. 27 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
Dec. 28 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
Dec. 29 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
Dec. 31 – Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
Frehley is aiming for an early 2008 release date for his new solo album. The guitarist — who recently celebrated one year of sobriety after relapsing during the summer of 2006 — has finished recording around 10 new songs for the effort but is looking to lay down two or three more in the next couple of months in order to make the CD “really special,” he revealed during an appearance on the “Friday Night Rocks” radio show.
Ace‘s new album was reportedly recorded with a trio of Ace, Anton Fig on drums and new bassist Anthony Esposito (LYNCH MOB).
If you are a KISS fan of any kind, this CD needs no introduction, you probably own this on multiple formats. For those of you that don’t, keep reading!
KISS Alive may be the most successful live hard rock disc of all time. This Album has sold over 4 million copies since its initial release. Rolling Stone Magazine has this disc listed as one of their Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
While I don’t agree with all of Rolling Stone’s choices, this is one that is a worthy selection.
Is KISS the greatest band of all time? Probably not. Is this the best live CD of all time? It is pretty damn close if it isn’t. The sound quality of this disc, is amazing, especially since it was recorded in ’75. I can listen to this 80 minute set repeatedly without getting bored.
This is truly a once in a lifetime live set, and I think the live energy of the KISS live performance is captured very well here.
If you are a hard rock fan, you owe it to yourself to pick up this excellent 2 disc set!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Watchin’ You
2. 100,000 Years
3. Black Diamond
4. Rock Bottom
5. Cold Gin
6. Rock And Roll All Nite
7. Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll