ACE FREHLEY DEBUTS THIN LIZZY COVER, “EMERALD,” FEATURING SLASH
Ace Frehley has debuted a second song today from his forthcoming inspirational covers LP due out later this month. Ultimateclassicrock.com is exclusively debuting Ace’s take on the Thin Lizzy classic “Emerald.” Recently reunited Guns N Roses guitarist Sslah is featured front and center. To listen to the song, click here.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ace Frehley will release Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016. Most notably, KISS frontman Paul Stanley joins Ace on Free’s hit Fire and Water. This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since Kiss’ 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.
Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Rolling Stone writes: Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between the two of them. “We’ve always been friends,” he says. “The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy.”
Other guests on the album include Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple Wild Thing, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition Parasite for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix’s Spanish Castle Magic,” and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS mainstay Cold Gin. Also, Ace’s cover of Cream’s White Room is an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the Cream cover song instantly.
Ace Frehely tour dates:
4/1 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
4/2 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
4/3 – Sunrise, FL – Markham Park – Rockfest 80’s
4/5 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
4/7 – Danville, VA – Carrington Pavilion
4/8 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
4/9 – New Hope, PA – Havana New Hope
4/11 – New York, NY – BB King’s Blues Club
4/12 – New York, NY – BB King’s Blues Club
4/13 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
4/15 – Wilkes Barre, PA – The F.M. Kirby Center
4/16 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
“Emerald” was a standout of the show.
Excellent cover, definitely one of my favorite Lizzy songs. Can’t wait to hear his versions of Parasite and Rock ‘n Roll Hell. He sounds better than I’ve ever heard him.