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.”

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!”