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.
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.
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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.
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: Ace Frehley Releases His Final Kiss 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.'"