Ace Frehley

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Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (/ˈfrli/; born April 27, 1951)[1][self-published source][2] is an American musician and songwriter best known as the former lead guitarist and co-founding member of the rock band Kiss. He invented the persona of the "Spaceman" or "Space Ace" and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour.

Frehley's second tenure with Kiss lasted until 2002, when he left at the conclusion of what was originally purported to be the band's Farewell Tour. His most recent solo album, Origins, Vol. 1, was released on April 15, 2016. Guitar World magazine ranked him as the 14th Greatest Metal Guitarist of All Time. His solos often incorporate the minor pentatonic scale and the use of vibratos. Outside Kiss, Frehley had commercial success, with his first solo album going platinum. His first album with his "Frehley's Comet" band was also a big seller. Frehley is also known for the use of many "special effects" guitars, including a Gibson Les Paul guitar that emits smoke from the neck humbucker pickup and produces spinning pyrotechnics, and a custom Les Paul that emits light based on song tempo.

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Hard For Me
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Hard For Me is a song by musical artist Ace Frehley, released on July 11, 2017.
 
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Detroit Rock City is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Adam Rifkin and written by Carl V.
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Ace Frehley is a 1978 solo album from Ace Frehley, the lead guitarist of American hard rock band Kiss.

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Alice Cooper Announces North American Paranormal Evening Tour
  –  March 12, 2018
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley will join as a special guest for two shows: August 10th in Las Vegas and August 12th in Los Angeles. Further information including ticket sale dates and VIP package details is available on Cooper's website. The hard rock ...
Alice Cooper announces North American summer tour
  –  March 12, 2018
From there, he will hit cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and more before wrapping up the jaunt in York, Pennsylvania on September 7th. Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will join Cooper on the Las Vegas and Los Angeles dates.
30 years ago today: Kiss plays Vancouver and the crowd goes mild
  –  March 12, 2018
At the time the band included Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and two guys who weren't Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Here's my review: One of the most memorable concerts of this scribbler’s young life was seeing Kiss at the Commodore Ballroom just after ...
VINNIE VINCENT To Join GENE SIMMONS At Nashville 'Vault Experience' Event
  –  March 8, 2018
Vinnie joined KISS in 1982, replacing Ace Frehley. As the "Ankh Warrior," he toured with the group in support of "Creatures Of The Night", on which he played lead guitar on six songs prior to becoming an official member of the band. From there, KISS wrote ...
Ace Frehley, Kellie Pickler to headline Celebrate De Pere
  –  March 7, 2018
DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) - Celebrate De Pere has announced two headliners for 2018's celebration at Voyageur Park. Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and country singer Kellie Pickler will take the stage during the weekend billed as "the Official Kick Off to ...
Ace Frehley Jams With Gene Simmons In Miami
  –  February 2, 2018
Ace Frehley has made yet another appearance alongside his former KISS bandmate Gene Simmons, this time in Miami. The appearance came as part of Simmons' ongoing Vault Series appearances and took place on Saturday, January 27 at Walter Grace Vintage Guitars ...
Ace Frehley Talks Reconnecting With Ex-KISS Bandmates
  –  January 29, 2018
(Gibson) KISS guitar legend Ace Frehley has been talking to Staten Island's SILive.com about his long-standing relationship with Gibson Les Pauls and he was also asked whether he'll ever play with KISS again, a question which never seems to go away: He ...
Ace Frehley heads to the Levoy
  –  January 28, 2018
THE LEVOY THEATRE // 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY, FEB. 1 WHO IS HE: Ace Frehley became famous as the lead guitarist for KISS. The Bronx native joined the group after answering an ad for a guitarist in the “Village Voice” and wound up designing the band’s ...

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