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.
Watch Kiss Unmask to Play at Ace Frehley's 1976 Wedding
Impromptu three-song set took place when their identities were still secret.
When Ace Frehley and Kings of Chaos Gate-Crashed a Slash Show
Gilby Clarke and Todd Kerns exchange experiences of all-star moment in Milwaukee.
Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley Are Teaming Up for a Fall Tour
Shock-rock legend enlists former Kiss guitarist for upcoming run.
40 Years Ago: Ace Frehley Plays His First 'Last Kiss Concert'
Their split followed a slow disintegration that actually began in the late '70s.
Hear Melvins' King Buzzo Cover Ace Frehley's Kiss Song 'Shock Me'
Cover of 1977 'Love Gun' song is the latest Kiss tribute from the Melvins.
Ace Frehley Names His Favorite Replacement Kiss Guitarist
Band's co-founder compared Bruce Kulick and Tommy Thayer in new interview.
Ace Frehley Says Kiss Bandmates ‘Missed Out’ by Not Partying
Former Kiss guitarist recalls fun times with Rush that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley didn’t share.
Ace Frehley Already Plotting 'Origins Vol. 3' Covers Collection
New record contract means that the former Kiss guitarist will put out a third album of other artists' songs.
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.