ACE FREHLEY RELEASES NEW TRACK, “ROCKIN’ WITH THE BOYS” ALL NEW SOLO LP, “SPACEMAN,” DUE OCTOBER 19TH
Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Ace Frehley has released a new song today called Rockin’ With The Boys, listen to it below.
This is the second song Frehley has released this year, from his forthcoming all-new Spaceman album, due October 19th through Entertainment One (eOne). Frehley previously released the track “Bronx Boy” in April, which can be heard here.
“No need to worry, I’ll be home soon, ’cause I’m rockin’ with the boys,” Frehley sings on Rockin’ With the Boys, which tells the tales of life on the road. Ace says he wrote the original version of the song back in KISS’s heyday in the ’70s. Both Rockin With The Boys and Bronx Boys are available on all streaming platforms today, and are iTunes instant grat tracks for fans who preorder the album.
Spaceman, Frehley’s eighth solo LP, features nine new original tracks including a cover of Eddie Money’s I Wanna Go Back, a ripping power pop makeover of the original.
In addition to Ace’s distinctive guitar sound on each track, Ace played bass on all of the songs on Spaceman except for two. The listener might recognize the mighty dinosaur growl of a bass tone belonging to Gene Simmons on the album opener, Without You I’m Nothing, which Gene also co-wrote, and Your Wish Is My Command. Both songs were recorded at Frehley’s home studio in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
Ace’s reconnection with Simmons and fellow KISS vocalist-guitarist Paul Stanley (who joined Ace on a cover of Free’s Fire and Water for 2016’s covers LP Origins, Vol. 1) might be chalked up to the fact that Frehley has been sober for more than a decade (he celebrates 12 years of sobriety in September). Ace’s clean living no doubt has a lot to do with his productive streak, which began with the release of his top 20 Anomaly album in 2009.
Spaceman (a title suggested by Simmons, himself) serves as the first collection of all new Frehley-penned material since 2014’s Space Invader, which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart. The LP scored the highest charting position of any former or current KISS band member ever and marked Frehley’s first return to the Top 10 since KISS’s 1998 Psycho Circus reunion album.
Ace tour dates:
Aug 9 Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
Aug 10 Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl at the Palms Casino
Aug 12 Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theater
Aug 17 New Hope, MN, New Hope Cinema Grill – An Evening with Ace Frehley
Aug 18 Detroit, MI, Hart Plaza, Motor City Music Festival
Aug 28 Adelaide, SA, Australia, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Aug 30 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Margaret Court Arena
Aug 31 Sydney, NSW, Australia, Enmore Theatre
Sep 1 Brisbane, QLD, Australia, The Tivoli
Sep 3 Tokyo, Japan, Billboard Live (2 Shows)
Sep 4 Tokyo, Japan, Billboard Live (2 Shows)
Sep 5 Tokyo, Japan, Billboard Live (2 Shows)
Sep 6 Osaka, Japan, Billboard Live (2 Shows)
Oct 31-Nov. 5 Miami to Key West and Nassau, KISS Kruise VIII
November 9 Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
November 10 Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Performing Arts
November 11 Miramar, FL, Miramar Amphitheatre
Spaceman track listing:
1. Without You I’m Nothing
2. Rockin’ With the Boys
3. Your Wish Is My Command
4. Bronx Boy
5. Pursuit Of Rock and Roll
6. I Wanna Go Back
7. Mission To Mars
8. Off My Back
9. Quantum Flux
Pre-order digitally here.