Ace Frehley Birthday (April 27th)

Ace Frehley Birthday (April 27th)

Ace Frehley was born on April 27 in 1951 and raised in The Bronx.

Personal Life

Ace Frehley belonged to a musical family. Ace Frehley was gifted an electric guitar as a Christmas present in 1964. Ace Frehley was fascinated by the present and indulged himself in learning the instrument. Ace Frehley has followed guitarists such as Pete Townshend, Kal Edmondson and Jeff Beck. These guitarists were his ideals and major musical motivation.

Musical career

In his early days, Ace Frehley was in a New York street gang called The Duckies. Ace Frehley, is an American guitarist popular and famous as lead guitarist for the rock band, Kiss founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Ace Frehley designed the unique, double lightning, and bolt logo of the band. For live performances band decided to paint their faces.

Ace Frehley painted silver stars on his eyes. Ace Frehley became "Space Ace" who is an alien visitor from the planet of Jendell so that the persona on stage goes along with the makeover. Ace Frehley wrote number of songs for the band over the next few years. Ace Frehley recorded his vocals on a song "Shock Me" which appeared on 1977's Love Gun.

Love Gun is an album by the American hard rock band Kiss. Love Gun was the second Kiss album to achieve triple platinum status. Ace Frehley was known for his frenetic, atmospheric playing, becoming one of the most popular guitarists in the 70s. Ace Frehley played with the group from its origin in 1973 and let the band in 1982. Ace Frehley tried a solo career which was not very successful until he rejoined kiss in 1996. Ace Frehley reunion lasted for only six years. So he left with the band in 2006. Since, Ace Frehley has not released any new music.

Solo Career

In 1984, Ace Frehley started his solo career by forming a band that included drummer: Anton Fig, Bassist: John Regan and guitarist: Richie Scarlett. The group or the bad name kept changing between 'Ace Frehley' and Frehley's Comet. The group recorded a number of demos throughout 1984 and 1985. In 1984, the band performed their first live show at S.I.R. Studios in New York City, on November 20.

Ace Frehley Discography

Kiss

  • Kiss (February 18, 1974)
  • Hotter Than Hell (October 22, 1974)
  • Dressed to Kill (March 19, 1975)
  • Alive! (September 10, 1975)
  • Destroyer (March 15, 1976)
  • Rock and Roll Over (November 11, 1976)
  • Love Gun (June 30, 1977)
  • Alive II (November 29, 1977)
  • Dynasty (May 23, 1979)
  • Unmasked (May 20, 1980)
  • Music From "The Elder" (November 10, 1981)
  • Creatures of the Night (October 13, 1982) (credited, but does not appear)
  • Kiss Unplugged (March 12, 1996)
  • Psycho Circus (September 22, 1998)

Ace Frehley Solo/Frehley's Comet (studio & live)

  • Ace Frehley (September 18, 1978)
  • Frehley's Comet (July 7, 1987)
  • Live+1 (1988)
  • Second Sighting (1988)
  • TroubleWalkin' (October 1989)
  • Anomaly (2009)
  • Solo (compilation)
  • 12 Picks (1997)
  • Loaded Deck (1998)
  • Greatest Hits Live (2006)

Ace Frehley Guest appearances

  • "Eugene" – Song on the 1981 self-titled album by Crazy Joe and the Variable Speed Band. Frehley played bass guitar, had a spoken-word part, and co-produced.
  • "Bump and Grind" – Song on the 1984 Wendy O. Williams album W.O.W. Frehley played lead guitar.
  • Cat #1 – 1994 Criss album. Frehley played lead guitar on three songs: "Bad Attitude," "Walk the Line" and "Blue Moon Over Brooklyn."
  • "Cherokee Boogie" – Song on the 1996 compilation album Smell the Fuzz: Guitars that Rule the World 2. The song was written, produced and engineered by Frehley, who also played all guitars on it.
  • "Rocker Room Theme" – Song on the 1998 Still Wicked album Something Wicked This Way Comes. Frehley played rhythm and lead guitar. CD also features Ron Leejack (Wicked Lester), Gordon G.G. Gebert, MaryAnn Scandiffio and Michael Sciotto. "Foxy Lady" – Song on the 1998 ESP (Eric Singer Project) album Lost and Spaced. Frehley played lead guitar.
  • "Freedom" – Song on the 2000 Karl Cochran album Voodooland. Frehley played guitar.
  • Insanity of Life – 2002 Richie Scarlet album. Frehley played guitar on "Johnny's in Love" and lead guitar on "Too Far Gone." He also co-wrote "Too Far Gone" with Scarlet.
  • "Know Where You Go" – Song on the 2002 Anton Fig album Figments. Frehley played lead guitar.
  • "Bad Choice" – Song on the 2005 Kathy Valentine album Light Years. Frehley played the lead guitar solos.
  • In 2005, Frehley played a new version of "2,000 Man" on Eddie Trunk's "Merry Kissmas" special.
  • On June 25, 2008 Frehley appeared onstage at New York's Madison Square Garden with Pearl Jam for an encore performance of Kiss's "Black Diamond" sung by drummer Matt Cameron.
  • On December 20, 2008, Ace appeared on That Metal Show with host Eddie Trunk.

Ace Frehley Filmography

  • KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978)
  • KISS: The Second Coming documentary (1998)
  • Detroit Rock City (1999)
  • Kiss Loves You (2004)
  • Remedy (2005)