Ace Frehley Releases Cover Of The Beatles’ “I’m Down” Featuring John 5

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has released a cover of The Beatles’ “I’m Down.” This track features John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) and it will appear on his new covers album “Origins Vol. 2,” which is set to be released on September 18. Frehley said the following about the cover:

“Everyone was telling me, ‘You gotta do a Beatles song, Ace. You didn’t do one on the first record.’ The early Beatles inspired me more than the later records, because they were more raw and more rock and roll. I decided to tackle ‘I’m Down’ and I thought it came out great. John 5 did a great solo on the song, and then we riffed out at the end.”

Ace Frehley Premieres Animated Video For Cover Of Deep Purple’s “Space Truckin'”

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has premiered an animated video for his cover of Deep Purple’s “Space Truckin’.” This track is from his new covers album “Origins Vol. 2,” which will be released on September 18.

“Origins Vol. 2” Track Listing:

01. “Good Times Bad Times” (Led Zeppelin cover)
02. “Never In My Life” (Mountain cover)
03. “Space Truckin'” (Deep Purple cover)
04. “I’m Down” (The Beatles cover)
05. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (The Rolling Stones cover)
06. “Politician” (Cream cover)
07. “Lola” (The Kinks cover)
08. “30 Days In The Hole” (Humble Pie cover)
09. “Manic Depression” (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
10. “Kicks” (Paul Revere & The Raiders cover)
11. “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” (The Animals cover)
12. “She” (KISS cover) (bonus track)

It’s worth noting that previous reports said that Lita Ford will be featured on “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander will be featured on “30 Days In The Hole,” Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS) will be featured on “Manic Depression” and John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) will be featured on “I’m Down” and “Politician.”

Ace Frehley Teases Cover Of Deep Purple’s “Space Truckin'”

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has posted a teaser for his cover of Deep Purple’s “Space Truckin’.” The full track is expected to be released on July 28. It will also appear on Frehley’s upcoming covers album “Origins Vol. 2.”

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Ace Frehley To Play “Socially Distanced” Shows In August

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has booked two summer shows including one at Jergels in Warrendale, Pennsylvania on August 6 and one at the Robins Theatre in Warren, Ohio on August 7. Both concerts are expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Here’s Frehley’s updated schedule:

08/06 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
08/07 Warren, OH – Robins Theatre
09/18 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/10 Lawrenceburg, IN – Lawrenceburg Event Center
10/23 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
12/31 Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund

[via Blabbermouth]

Ace Frehley Planning To Release New Album Next Year

It looks like Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) is planning to release a new album in 2021. He said the following on Facebook:

“Just want to say Hi to all my fans, since it’s been a while. Hope you’re all healthy, happy, and safe… I’ve been working on a new studio record for next year, since all my concerts have been postponed. Here’s a pic of Lara and I at a friends house yesterday, enjoying the beautiful Jersey weather. See you all soon!”

Ace Frehley Begins Work On New Album, Delays “Origins Vol. 2”

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation,” Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) revealed that he is using his coronavirus downtime to work on “new material for a studio record.” With this news, he also revealed that his covers album “Origins Vol. 2” has been delayed.

Frehley said the following:

“Because of this virus, everything has been pushed back. The release of my ‘Origins Vol. 2’ has been pushed back to the fall. I don’t wanna be too idle, so I decided to start recording my next studio record. What the hell?”

He also added the following about “Origins Vol. 2,” which was “done months ago”:

“We’re talking about the end of the summer. We might put out a single earlier than that — during the summer. We’re talking about probably not till September. But that can change. Don’t quote me or anything. First it was the summer, then it was the end of the summer. Last I heard it was September. Everybody’s worried about their health. Health comes first, because without your health, you’ve got nothing.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ace Frehley’s Former Girlfriend Denied Restraining Order Against Him

According to NBC 7 San Diego, Judge Harry L. Powazek has denied the restraining order that was filed against Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) by his former girlfriend Rachael Gordon. This news comes after a bizarre incident that occurred at their home late last year.

Gordan previously claimed that Frehley returned from a business trip without informing her and that he was accompanied by a male bodyguard, a female bodyguard, and his daughter Monique. Frehley allegedly wouldn’t speak to Gordon and went to his office to gather his guitars and gold records.

The female guard reportedly threatened Gordon with physical violence, while Monique yelled “You are a skank. My family will kill you.” Gordon says the situation left her “in shock, afraid, filled with anxiety” and “paralyzed with fear.” Gordon told NBC 7 San Diego the following about that:

“When I turned to go out of the room the female bodyguard had her fist in my face already and said, ‘Hey, if you say one word you’re going down, one word and listen I’m going to lay you out, right now. She grits her teeth right up into my face and scared me.”

Despite the ruling, Gordon still sees herself as victorious:

“I won because legally he can’t come around. I have a lot of power right now that I can work with and plan to work with.”

Frehley also commented:

“I never laid a hand on Rachael and she admitted it in her deposition.”

“I hope she finds someone else and continues on with her life. I have no bad feelings about her. We did have some good times, but those have passed.”

As previously reported, Gordan was also seeking money from Frehely, who allegedly controlled their finances. She said she needed the funds to pay for rent, deposits on their home, moving expenses, costs of their vehicles, and legal fees.

Ace Frehley’s Estranged Girlfriend Gets Restraining Order Against Him

According to TMZ, Ace Frehley’s estranged girlfriend Rachael Gordon has been granted a temporary restraining order against the former KISS guitarist. This news comes after a bizarre incident that recently occurred at their home.

Gordan claims Frehley returned from a business trip without informing her and that he was accompanied by a male bodyguard, a female bodyguard, and his daughter Monique. Frehley allegedly wouldn’t speak to Gordon and went to his office to gather his guitars and gold records.

The female guard reportedly threatened Gordon with physical violence, while Monique yelled “You are a skank. My family will kill you.” Gordon says the situation left her “in shock, afraid, filled with anxiety” and “paralyzed with fear.”

Gordan is now seeking money from the musician, who allegedly controls their finances. She says the funds are needed to pay for rent, deposits on their home, moving expenses, costs of their vehicles, and legal fees.

For his part, Frehley says the accusations are “unfounded, false, and baseless.” He is now requesting to introduce testimonies from seven witnesses, who he thinks will help get the restraining order dismissed.

A court hearing is expected to be held in January.

Watch Footage Of Ace Frehley Performing With Sebastian Bach At Kruise Fest

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) joined Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) onstage during his October 28 set at Kruise Fest in Miami, FL. You can see fan-filmed footage of them performing KISS’ “Parasite” and “Deuce” and Frehley’s solo track “Snow Blind” below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Ace Frehley Planning To Release “Origins Vol. 2” In October

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has revealed that he is planning to release his new covers album “Origins Vol. 2” in October. The effort will feature covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times,” The Rolling Stones’ “Jumping Jack Flash,” Humble Pie’s “30 Days In The Hole,” and more.

Frehley told Long Island, New York’s News 12 the following:

“I’ve done five albums [in the past decade]. And ‘Origins Vol. 2’ is done. It’s just being mixed. That’ll be out in October. So there’s a lot of stuff going on.”

He also talked about the effort with The Weekender:

“I’m really excited about ‘Origins Vol. 2’. It’s surpassed my expectations. I got Lita Ford singing ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, and she’s amazing. She came to my home and I coached her for two days with vocals and she just [expletive] killed it. I also have Robin Zander singing ’30 Days In The Hole’ by Humble Pie. I really wanted to do the Humble Pie song, but I just couldn’t cut it, vocally, because [Steve] Marriott’s just too good of a goddamn singer. I just couldn’t do justice to his vocals. But I remembered that I had bumped into Robin Zander years ago at a meet-and-greet and he had mentioned to me that he’d like to sing on one of my upcoming records, so I remembered that and gave him a call. And he killed it as well. He sounds like a young Marriott.”

[via Blabbermouth]