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.
How Ace Frehley Set Out to 'Show Those F---ers' on His Solo Debut
"I didn’t think he was going to do anything that good," bandmate Paul Stanley admitted.
Revisiting the Debacle of Ace Frehley's 'Second Sighting'
The 1988 record failed to meet expectations as bandmates filled gaps left by distracted ex-Kiss guitarist.
Ace Frehley Discusses His Obsession With British Bands
Former Kiss guitarist name-checks the artists who inspired him to become a musician.
Former Ace Frehley, Peter Frampton Bassist John Regan Dead at 71
He also played with the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, David Lee Roth and others.
Ace Frehley Got a 'F--- You' but No Apology From Paul Stanley
Guitarist recently threatened to air "some dirt" on his former Kiss bandmates.
Ace Frehley Gives Paul Stanley a Week to Retract 'Piss' Comment
Former Kiss guitarist says he'll reveal 'some dirt' if his demand is not met.
Ace Frehley Shakes Things Up at First Shows of 2023
Spaceman unearthed several solo and Kiss rarities.
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.