When you listen to the studio and live albums Kiss made in the '70s with Ace Frehley, it's easy to understand why some fans will never forgive the group for moving on without their highly distinctive and influential lead guitarist. His self-taught, unconventional and admirably economical style has influenced countless musicians over the years. While his fans have learned to endure long gaps between Ace's albums -- he's only released five since his early-'80s departure from Kiss -- the results are usually well worth the wait. Furthermore, his mid-'90s reunion with his former band helped restore Kiss to arena headliner status, although he left the group again in 2002 to resume his solo career.
Ace Frehley Confused by People Who Call Him an Influence
Former Kiss guitarist also recalls doubts over covering Beatles classic “I’m Down" in exclusive interview.
Hear Ace Frehley's New Cover of the Beatles' 'I'm Down'
John 5 joins former Kiss guitarist on version of 1965 B-side.
40 Years Ago: Kiss' Original Lineup Releases Its Final Single
"Talk to Me" was band's second single to feature guitarist Ace Frehley on vocals.
Doug Aldrich Recalls Auditioning to Replace Kiss' Ace Frehley
"It was weird seeing those guys without makeup 'cause you felt almost guilty," says guitarist. "You just feel like, 'Okay, no one's supposed to see these guys, and here they're just walking around.'"
Ace Frehley Recruits All-Stars for 'Origins, Vol. 2' Covers Album
Album includes covers of songs by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and more.
Listen to Ace Frehley's Cover of Deep Purple's 'Space Truckin''
Lead single from 'Origins, Vol. 2' is a remake of the 'Machine Head' classic.
Ace Frehley Announces August Return to Live Performances
Former Kiss guitarist will play two socially distanced shows that month.