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Ace Frehley

About

Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (; born April 27, 1951) is an American musician, best known as the original lead guitarist and co-founding member of the American rock band Kiss. He invented the persona of The Spaceman (a.k.a. Space Ace) and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour.

Frehley's second tenure with Kiss lasted until 2002, when he left at the conclusion of what was originally purported to be the band's farewell tour. His most recent solo album, Origins Vol. 2, was released on September 18, 2020. Guitar World magazine ranked him as the 14th Greatest Metal Guitarist of All Time. Outside Kiss, Frehley had commercial success, with his first solo album going platinum. His first album with his "Frehley's Comet" band was also a big seller. Frehley is noted for his aggressive, atmospheric and melodic guitar playing and is also known for the use of many "special effects" guitars, including a Gibson Les Paul guitar that emits smoke from the neck humbucker pickup and produces spinning pyrotechnics, and a custom Les Paul that emits light based on song tempo. Frehley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 as a member of Kiss.

Articles

July 10, 2021

Gene Simmons on former KISS bandmates: “They continue to make really bad choices”

The bassist has discussed the lack of involvement of Peter Criss and Ace Frehley in the band's new documentary The post Gene Simmons on former KISS bandmates: “They continue to make really bad choices” appeared first on NME.

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April 16, 2021

Flashback: Kiss and Conan O’Brien Announce the Band’s 1996 Reunion

Twenty five years ago, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss boarded the U.S.S. Intrepid, and informed the world that they were donning the makeup once again

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Discs

Origins Vol.2

September 18, 2020

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I'm Down

September 3, 2020

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Space Truckin'

July 28, 2020

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The Atlantic Years

December 6, 2019

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Rock Soldiers

November 1, 2019

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New York Groove (Audiomachine Remix)

September 20, 2019

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Spaceman

October 19, 2018

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Rockin’ With the Boys

August 9, 2018

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Bronx Boy

April 27, 2018

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Anomaly (Deluxe Edition)

October 6, 2017

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Hard For Me

July 11, 2017

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Origins Vol. 1

April 15, 2016

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Emerald (feat. Slash)

April 1, 2016

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Parasite (feat. John 5)

March 18, 2016

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White Room

February 11, 2016

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Rise Up (Back from the Grave)

October 3, 2014

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Space Invader

August 19, 2014

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Space Invader (Deluxe Edition)

August 19, 2014

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Gimme A Feelin'

May 27, 2014

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New York Groove

January 20, 2009

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Galactic Explorer: The Uncut Interviews

July 23, 1993

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Trouble Walkin'

January 1, 1989

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Frehley's Comet

May 15, 1987

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Kiss: Ace Frehley

January 1, 1978

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