AceFrehley600 While original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will be releasing his new album, Space Invader, on August 19th, the six stringer is already discussing his next project, which will be covers album.

Frehley reveals that he already has guest musicians such as Lita Ford, Slash and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready lined up, but there that there is someone very special he would like to ask to appear on this CD.

“I was thinking of asking [KISS bassist/vocalist] Gene [Simmons] to play bass on one track, and I’m not going to say which one. That’ll be a surprise,” Ace told VH1 Radio Network‘s Dave Basner.

When asked by VH1 Radio Network if he thinks Gene would accept his invitation, Frehley said, “I think he’d consider it. I don’t know if he’d do it. Maybe [KISS guitarist/vocalist] Paul [Stanley] won’t let him. Who knows?”

Ace’s version of Steve Miller’s, The Joker, was recently released online and can be heard here.


30 Responses

  1. Hi Guys,

    I’m thrilled about Ace’s new album. What I’ve heard it’s great. Now about “KISS” these days. What I have seen and heard [and especially of Paul in a long interview, what he is saying and humiliating Ace and Peter [“I even question wether they can even read a book”] and replacing Ace and Peter or trying to deny them and rewrite history believing they never existed, I have to decide it’s done for me with Gene and Paul and KISS [actual KISS]. They only want a brand not a band and forget that Ace and Peter brought them this great live. They’re just assholes. Sorry but I can’t have any respect anymore for these guys. I loved them for more than 35 years but it’s over. I will not buy any records anymore and I’m not going to see any show no more!! KISS doesn’t exist anymore, a fake b[r]and. Just give me an Frehley and a Space Invader. ACE RULES. No more money to Gene or Paul!!!

  2. Does Paul have that much of a hold on Gene to where he’d be the say so if Gene could do something like that or is Ace just cracking a joke? Maybe Ace and Gene playing together would be the start of all those guys burying the hatchet with each other once and for all. More than likely not, but it doesn’t hurt to have hope.

    1. Plus he stopped the thought of a song of the originals at the RRHOF when Gene had already said in an interview that he would be open to do it.

  3. I think the 2 new songs are okay but the covers thing is so 1990s. What is he saying about SPACE INVADER if he is already talking about the next album. Forget another covers album. How about covering an album? Ace does PARANOID? ZEPPELIN 2? LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL? PYROMANIA? in full no bulls@#t. That would interest me.

    1. The Joker cover is terrible, absolutely terrible. There was not a lot of effort put into that one and it shows. Now onto your idea, here are the songs I want Ace to cover:

      Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
      Balls to the Wall
      Headless Children
      Stairway to Heaven w. Mary Jane Blige
      Heaven’s on Fire
      Master of Puppets
      See you in Hell
      ..and seeing as he likes to talk his vocals instead of sing them, how bout I’m the Man by Anthrax

    2. No. THE SOPRANOS theme with a video of Ace as a spaceman mafiosa doing in his KISS enemies with a finale of Ace as Tony Montana in a shootout with 500 guys dressed as KISS and then an unmakeuped Gene in sunglasses shoots Ace and he falls into a pool. The world is yours Ace.

  4. Looking forward to anything Ace will put out, even covers although I’d prefer original music, at least he is still there while other heroes have already retired. Kiss is also about to retire soon they say, which will only be realistic because they draw fewer audiences every tour, just watched their gig at Saratoga on YT, the stage is so small compared to what it just to be, the spider is hanging low compared to the last European tour in 2013, the band members are within reach of each other, only a few steps, while on their reunion torus they had to fill a stage probably three times the size – so it is plain to see that they are on the decline just by really looking at the size of the venues, the size of the stage gear the relation between the heigth of the players, the lighting rig, the backline, just the facts for everyone to see, no matter what they are trying to tell us in the interviews, that is all just commercials for their product.

    1. Addendum: back screen half the height, no flying by gene because the roof’s too low, plus it is not the only venue on this tour that they cannot enter the stage using the spider from above. As big as ever?? Maybe one day in the not-so-far-away future Kiss and Ace will meet again on some club stage 🙂

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