Ace Frehley

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Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (born April 27, 1951) is an American musician and songwriter best known as the original lead guitarist, occasional lead vocalist and co-founding member of the rock band Kiss.wikipedia
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Alive/Worldwide Tour

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After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour.
It was the first tour with original members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley since their 1979 Dynasty Tour.

Spaceman (album)

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His most recent solo album, Spaceman, was released on October 19, 2018.
Spaceman is the eighth studio album by American guitarist Ace Frehley, released on October 19, 2018.

DeWitt Clinton High School

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Two of the high schools he attended were DeWitt Clinton High School on Mosholu Parkway and Theodore Roosevelt High School on Fordham Road.
Although they did not graduate, jazz great Fats Waller, guitarist Ace Frehley of KISS, publicist, theater critic and raconteur Irving Hoffman and comedian Tracy Morgan also attended Clinton.

Cold Gin

Kiss released their debut album, Kiss, in February 1974 – Frehley was credited for writing two songs, "Love Theme from KISS" (the only song co-written by the four original members) and a fan classic, "Cold Gin".
The song was written by the band's lead guitarist Ace Frehley and was released in 1974 on the band's eponymous debut album.

Ace Frehley (album)

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Along with the three other Kiss members, Frehley released an eponymous solo album in 1978.
Ace Frehley is a 1978 solo album from Ace Frehley, the lead guitarist of American hard rock band Kiss.

Love Gun

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Frehley wrote or co-wrote several of the band's songs over the next few years but did not record vocals on a song until "Shock Me" (inspired by his near-electrocution during a concert in Lakeland, Florida), which appeared on 1977's Love Gun.
It was their first album to feature a lead vocal performance from Ace Frehley, making it the first Kiss album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members.

New York Groove

His was the best-selling of the four, and the album's lone single—the Russ Ballard-written "New York Groove", originally recorded by Hello—reached the Top 20 in the United States.
"New York Groove" is a song written by English singer/songwriter Russ Ballard, which was a hit for two different artists: the band Hello in 1975, and Ace Frehley in 1978.

Gene Simmons

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Frehley auditioned for Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (bass guitar) and Peter Criss (drums) for the band.
Paul Frehley (better known as Ace Frehley) responded to an ad they put in The Village Voice for a lead guitar player, and soon joined them.

Theodore Roosevelt High School (New York City)

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Two of the high schools he attended were DeWitt Clinton High School on Mosholu Parkway and Theodore Roosevelt High School on Fordham Road.
From the late 1930s to 1960s, at least five individuals later esteemed as celebrities—Hollywood actress June Allyson, baseball player Rocky Colavito, lead guitarist Ace Frehley, actor/screenwriter Chazz Palminteri, and comedian/actor Jimmie Walker—had attended the Theodore Roosevelt High School.

Shock Me

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Frehley wrote or co-wrote several of the band's songs over the next few years but did not record vocals on a song until "Shock Me" (inspired by his near-electrocution during a concert in Lakeland, Florida), which appeared on 1977's Love Gun.
It was written by lead guitarist Ace Frehley, who made his lead vocal debut.

Music from "The Elder"

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Frehley's participation in the recording of 1981's Music from "The Elder" was far more limited than with previous albums.
Music from "The Elder" was the first album with drummer Eric Carr and the last album to feature Ace Frehley until their 1996 reunion Alive/Worldwide Tour apart from appearing on the cover of the compilation album Killers and the next album Creatures of the Night and a handful of promotional appearances with the band until late 1982.

Peter Criss

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Frehley auditioned for Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (bass guitar) and Peter Criss (drums) for the band.
Ace Frehley was added to the lineup in December 1972, and the band was named Kiss later that month.

Creatures of the Night Tour/10th Anniversary Tour

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Frehley's last appearances with the band were the video for "I Love It Loud", a series of European promotional appearances in November 1982 and a band interview with MTV promoting their world tour.
It was the second tour with drummer Eric Carr, his first in his home country, and the first tour with guitarist Vinnie Vincent, (née Vincent Cusano) who replaced Ace Frehley.

Creatures of the Night

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Although Frehley appeared on the covers for 1982's greatest hits album Killers and studio album Creatures of the Night, he had no involvement with Killers, and minimal (no musical) input on Creatures of the Night.
It is also the band's last album recorded with Ace Frehley credited as an official member and their first album with Vinnie Vincent as the initially-uncredited lead guitarist (Vincent would later be credited but not featured on the cover of the 1985 reissue of the album).

Hello (band)

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His was the best-selling of the four, and the album's lone single—the Russ Ballard-written "New York Groove", originally recorded by Hello—reached the Top 20 in the United States.
"New York Groove" was later covered to provide a solo Billboard Hot 100 chart hit in the United States, for the rock guitarist Ace Frehley of the band Kiss.

Frehley's Comet (album)

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After a few unsuccessful attempts at securing a recording contract, the group eventually signed to Megaforce Records and released their first album, Frehley's Comet, on July 7, 1987.
Frehley's Comet is the second solo release by American musician Ace Frehley, former lead guitarist of Kiss.

Kiss (Kiss album)

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Kiss released their debut album, Kiss, in February 1974 – Frehley was credited for writing two songs, "Love Theme from KISS" (the only song co-written by the four original members) and a fan classic, "Cold Gin".
Ace Frehley, wanting to impress the other members of Kiss, dyed his hair with silver hairspray, which easily came out with shampoo.

Anton Fig

In 1984, Frehley started his post-Kiss solo career by assembling a band that included, among others, drummer Anton Fig (who had performed on Frehley's 1978 solo album and on two Kiss albums).
Fig is also well-known for his work with Kiss and Ace Frehley.

John Regan (bassist)

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Bassist John Regan (who had worked with Peter Frampton), whom Frehley met in 1980, was also an original member of the band as was vocalist/guitarist Richie Scarlet and keyboardist Arthur Stead.
He is notable for being a member of ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley's band Frehley's Comet from 1984 to 1990 and recorded and performed with Peter Frampton from 1979 to 2011.

Paul Stanley

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Frehley auditioned for Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (bass guitar) and Peter Criss (drums) for the band.
Despite what Stanley, Criss, and Simmons admit was a shaky first impression, Ace Frehley won the group over with his playing, which all admit was nearly a perfect fit to the group's sound, and with his style, showing up to the audition wearing Converse shoes in two different colors (one red, one orange).

Mail carrier

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After graduation, Frehley held a string of short-term jobs—mail carrier, furniture deliverer, messenger, and liquor store delivery person.

Eric Carr

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After Peter Criss was voted out of Kiss in 1980, Frehley was often outvoted 2-1 in band decisions, as replacement drummer Eric Carr was not a partner in Kiss and had no vote.
While sitting outside the room used for the audition, Caravello watched the three members of Kiss — Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons and Stanley — walk by to enter the room.

Vinnie Vincent

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In December 1982, Kiss began the Creatures of the Night tour without Frehley: he was replaced by Vinnie Vincent.
After being introduced to the band by songwriter Adam Mitchell, Vincent was brought in as the replacement for guitarist Ace Frehley.

Frehley's Comet

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The group, whose name alternated between 'Ace Frehley' and Frehley's Comet, recorded a series of demos throughout 1984 and 1985.
Frehley's Comet was an American rock band formed and led by ex-Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley.

Russ Ballard

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His was the best-selling of the four, and the album's lone single—the Russ Ballard-written "New York Groove", originally recorded by Hello—reached the Top 20 in the United States.
"New York Groove" would also be recorded three years later by Ace Frehley, who turned the tune into a stateside hit.