Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has apparently parted ways with his solo band, which most recently featured Richie Scarlet, Chris Wyse, and Scot Coogan. He will now be moving forward with members of Gene Simmons’ backing band, which recently featured Philip Shouse, Ryan Cook, Jeremy Asbrock, and Christopher Williams. Frehley told “The Cassius Morris Show” the following:
“I’m changing the lineup in my band. I’m actually gonna start working with the band that backed up Gene [on his recent solo tours]. I worked with them in Australia, and they also did eight shows with me in Japan. And I realized that… I think they were better than my current lineup, so I’ve decided to make a change. They’re younger and more hungry.”
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) teamed up with Amos Heller (Taylor Swift), Bryan Wickmann (ex-Seether), Christopher Williams (Accept), Meta Dead (The Dead Deads), Brandon Bruce (Time Trap), etc. at the special “Say Hello 2 Heaven” Chris Cornell tribute concert on June 23 at The Basement East in Nashville, TN. You can see footage of Hale singing Temple Of The Dog’s “Hunger Strike” and Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” at the event below:
Accept have revealed their new guitarist and drummer. Joining the band will be guitarist, Uwe Lulis (Grave Digger, Rebellion) and drummer, Christopher Williams. They will be taking over for guitarist, Herman Frank and drummer, Stefan Schwarzmann, who parted ways with the band, last December.