Ace Frehley Cancels Summer European Tour

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has cancelled his summer European tour. The following statement was issued:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ace Frehley’s upcoming European tour has been cancelled. Ace looks forward to seeing all of his European fans again in the future!”

Ace Frehley Takes Shot At Paul Stanley For Allegedly “Using Tapes” During Live Shows

During his June 11 show in New York, NY, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley took a shot at the band’s frontman Paul Stanley for his alleged use of pre-recorded tracks. Frehley told the crowd the following:

“This song’s a great song written by Mr. Paul Stanley. By the way, we don’t use tapes. Anyway, this one’s about a city in the Midwest on Lake Michigan. It’s called ‘Detroit Rock City.'”

[via Blabbermouth]

Original KISS Members Ace Frehley And Peter Criss Reunite At Creatures Fest In Nashville, TN

During his May 27 set at Creatures Fest In Nashville, TN, Ace Frehley was joined onstage by his former KISS bandmate Peter Criss. You can see footage of them performing “Hard Luck Woman” and “Strange Ways” below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Ace Frehley Backs Conspiracy Theory Suggesting That The “Astroworld” Tragedy Was Part Of A Satanic Ritual

Ace Frehley is among those who are currently pushing an insane conspiracy theory related to the tragedy at Travis Scott’s “Astroworld” festival in Houston, TX. The former KISS guitarist apparently believes that a satanic ritual was to blame for the chaos and death that unfolded at the event. He said the following about that, while also sharing a photo of socks featuring the phrase “Not Today Satan”:

“On tour w/Monique & Lara…In regard to what happened in Houston TX…Our prayers 🙏 go out to all the families who lost loved ones at the concert!…Seems like it was a “Satanic Ritual” gone very wrong! They’ll Be Hell To Pay!!! For everyone who let those kids die! 😤✝️💟☯️☮️✡️🕎☪️…All people of every faith & religion should band together to stop this from ever happening again in America 🇺🇸…God Bless!!!💖🙏”

Ace Frehley Is Working On “Some Heavy Songs”

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has revealed that he is working on new material with Peppy Castro. According to him, the new tracks will be “heavy.”

The guitarist said the following on Instagram:

“Been Recording all day w/my dear friend Peppy Castro…collaborated on some heavy songs!!! Time to relax now w/Captain Marvel & My Taco 🌮 Socks!🎸🎸🎶🎸🎸🎶🎸🎸”

He later added the following in a separate post:

“Been Recording all day!!! I’m thinking about Christmas & how lucky🍀I am that I have 🎅complete creative freedom over my music, and I’m very thankful for all the gifts 🎁 God has given me…I sometimes forget how good I have it, and I’m trying to act humble & be worthy of my talents & situation, considering I grew up with nothing in the Bronx! 👍😎🙏”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Alice Cooper Perform “School’s Out” With Ace Frehley

During Alice Cooper’s recent shows in West Palm Beach and Tampa, FL, the frontman was joined onstage by his tourmate Ace Frehley (ex-KISS). You can see fan-filmed footage of them performing “School’s Out” together below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Ace Frehley’s Backing Band Pay Tribute To Eddie Van Halen With Covers Of Van Halen’s “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” And “Dance The Night Away”

Ace Frehley’s backing band, Ryan Cook, Jeremy Asbock, Philip Shouse, and Matt Star, paid tribute to Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen on the first anniversary of his death (October 6). You can see fan-filmed footage of the group covering “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” and “Dance The Night Away” during a soundcheck in Raleigh, NC below:

Alice Cooper Announces Fall Tour With Ace Frehley

Alice Cooper has announced a fall U.S. tour. The frontman will also be joined by special guest Ace Frehley.

Tour Dates:

09/17 Atlantic City, NJ – Ovation Hall at Oceans Resort Casino (no Ace Frehley)
09/18 Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
09/19 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
09/21- Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
09/22 Farmingville, NY – Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheatre at Bald Hill
09/24 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
09/25 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/27 Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater
09/28 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
09/29 Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
10/01 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
10/02 St Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
10/03 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
10/05 Pikeville, KY – Appalachian Wireless Arena
10/06 Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater
10/07 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/09 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
10/10 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/11 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/13 Montgomery, AL – Montgomery Performing Arts Center
10/14 Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
10/18 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
10/19 Austin, TX – HEB Center
10/20 Ft. Worth, TX – Will Rogers Auditorium
10/22 Tupelo, MS – Bancorp South Arena
10/23 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival (no Ace Frehley)

Ace Frehley Plans To Begin Recording New Album “After The New Year”

During a recent interview with Talking Metal Live, Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) offered an update on his next studio album. The musician says he is planning to start the recording process for the effort “after the new year.”

Frehley said the following while discussing his new full-fledged recording studio at his house in New Jersey:

“It’s not the first studio I’ve ever built. If you remember, in the ’70s, when I lived in Connecticut, I spent $800,000 building a studio underground next to my home. But studios are nothing new to me, and I design ’em wherever I go; wherever I live, I always have a place to work. But the new place I’m in now has a 3,000-square-foot basement, so I’ve got plenty of room. So I made a large control room and I just was finishing up the drum room today. And after the New Year, I’m gonna start recording my new album, right in the basement. The beauty of it is because of this virus, everybody’s supposed to stay home. Well, I don’t have a problem staying home now, because I work from my house anyway.”

He continued when asked if he has already been writing music for the new record:

“I’ve been writing all along. Plus, I have tracks that I’ve already recorded that I have to revisit and decide whether they have a chance to make it on my new studio record — [if they] have to be rewritten or [they’re] just good the way they are. And I’ve got people sending me song ideas constantly… So, little by little, it’s an ongoing process, and it evolves as it goes.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ace Frehley Premieres Animated Video For Cover Of The Beatles’ “I’m Down”

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has premiered an animated video for his cover of The Beatles’ “I’m Down.” This track features John 5 (Rob Zombie) and it appears on Frehley’s latest covers album “Origins Vol. 2.”