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.
Gene Simmons Says Ace Frehley Was Right About Kiss' 'The Elder'
Their dispute led to the guitarist's departure before sessions for follow up 'Creatures of the Night.'
How Bruce Kulick, Vinnie Vincent and Ace Frehley Built Dream Jam
Creatures Fest brought together every living ex-band member for weekend of shows.
Vinnie Vincent, Ace Frehley and Bruce Kulick Played Live Together
The former Kiss guitarists teamed up on stage for the first time ever.
Gene Simmons Once Again Invites Ace Frehley to Join Kiss Onstage
"Jump up onstage with us for encores. The fans would love it."
Ace Frehley’s Original Kiss Logo Design Up for Auction
Starting price is $50,000 for dummy badge artwork from 1973.
Ace Frehley and Peter Criss to Play Together at Creatures Fest
All four living, non-active Kiss alumni will perform at weekend-long event.
Kiss Alumni Ace Frehley, Vinnie Vincent Booked for Same Festival
Quiet Riot, Enuff Z’Nuff, Vixen and John Corabi are also set to appear.
Ace Frehley Links Travis Scott Concert Deaths to 'Satanic Ritual'
Former Kiss guitarist has outraged fans by posting the conspiracy theory.
Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley Shock Boston: Photo Gallery
Seventies superstars team up and bring thrills to Beantown.
Ace Frehley Launches Fall Tour With Alice Cooper: Set List, Video
Guitarist played Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Mountain and "New York Groove" during first opening gig.