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.”

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.