AceFrehley600 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:

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time. Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”

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 23rd, 2014 at the Club Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now. Frehley comments, “It’s exciting to finally be part of the Golden Gods, awards and an honor to be part of any Dimebag memorial award. He was a friend, and I know everyone misses him, as do I.”

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  • Van on

    Can’t wait for the release of Ace’s new album, Space Invader. A big year for the KISS family!!

  • Roland on

    Ace does a great job covering other songs. His version of Sweet’s “Fox On The Run” off the Anomaly album was great. Look forward to hearing his version of Steve Miller’s “The Joker”.

    • John on

      I agree that Ace does a great job with his covers, but for some reason I’m having a hard time imagining him doing “The Joker”. I just can’t make it work in my head. But, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt until I hear it.


      He also did “Do Ya” buy Jeff Lynne. I expect he will be a bit more loose on this one as it starts off with his character. ” Some people call me the space cowboy” is the first line. Where do you think Ace will go from there. He has got to get his laugh in there some where. “Priceless.”

    • Yankee on

      His cover of “Fox on the Run” is great, an even better choice to have done of off the same Desolation Boulevard album by Sweet would have been “I wanna be committed”. A great Sweet song! Check it out. I loved the Anomaly album, but I think Ace made a mistake having the first single be a cover. I hope he doesn’t make the same mistake here and have “The Joker” be the lead off single.

  • brian on

    Should be interesting if Ace out sells Kiss again like with the last CD. Gene and Paul knock Ace but yet he has sold more albums with anomaly then both of kisses last two CD’s combined which totaly contradicts anything Gene and Paul say about him.

    • Chad on

      Not true. I own and love Anomaly and love Boom and MONSTER. As you may like Ace album better it is not a fact it outsold both Kiss records combined. In reality ( and you can look this up) boom by Kiss is almost Gold at over 400,000 copies sold and moved 103,000 opening week. Ace sold roughly only 25,000 copies opening week and sits at just under 180,000 today. Kiss MONSTER moved over 60,000 copies opening week and currently has sold nearly 300,000 copies. Fair enough if you say Ace is better to u than Kiss but your claim on Ace outselling Kiss is false.

    • Bill on

      Hahaha, stop it Chad!! We can’t let any pesky facts get in the way of the hate for Gene and Paul!!!!

    • Chad on

      With all due respect to your feelings Bill because I truly do respect yours….I love and STILL love Ace,Peter,Gene,And Paul and I honestly also love the albums and tours of the current lineup. Been to concerts of Kiss since Dynasty tour and I don’t have hate for any members of Kiss past or present. Sorry that’s not how majority feel here right now and that’s fine but I have my tastes and you are totally entitled to yours. Simply correcting a statement not true about the sales output of Ace versus Kiss. I too love Anomaly and am truly looking forward as well to the new one SPACE INVADER. I love what Kiss is doing as well,think the Spider stage is one of their best and sorry just no hate here man. Love all the members and that too is a valid stance.

    • 3locbox on

      Sales facts or correct. Please keep in mind that you are comparing a Wal-Mart to a Ma and Pop store though. KISS has a major worldwide distributer, where Ace has nothing near that. I do have to disagree with you about Sonic and Monster though. Worst KISS albums in their discography by far. I can’t list more than one song on each, not memorable what-so-ever.

    • shannon patrick mehaffey on

      Also if you are going to site sales figures you should mention the source where you got your information. I thought Anomaly was a very strong effort, straight down the line Camaro 70s hard rock that was a bit eclectic.

    • shannon patrick mehaffey on

      Sonic Boom was a 3 disc pak so each of those discs got tallied in the sales total, so the sales figures are misleading there. Monster, for me, is Paul and Gene’s best album since The Elder.

    • ro on

      …heh heh…perhaps the statement should be that there were more happy customers with Anomaly than with BS (oh,pardon me ,SB) and ‘Yawnster’ combined!

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