Home Rock Music Watch: ACE FREHLEY Performs At Indiana’s HAYNES APPERSON FESTIVAL




Fan-filmed video of Ace Frehley‘s June 30 efficiency on the Haynes Apperson Competition in Kokomo, Indiana might be seen under.

Frehley‘s solo band as soon as once more consists of Scot Coogan, a veteran session drummer who has performed with LYNCH MOB, Lita Ford, Stephen Pearcy and L.A. GUNS.

Coogan rejoined the unique KISS guitarist on stage for the primary time in 5 years on April 29 at Reg Lenna Heart For The Arts in Jamestown, New York.

Throughout an look on a March 2023 episode of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, Ace supplied an replace on the progress of the recording periods for his new studio album. He stated: “I bought again off the highway. I did a two-week tour of California, which was eight sold-out exhibits. And I got here again, took every week off simply to relaxation and recuperate, and I began getting within the studio. And inside six days I had written and recorded 5 new songs, which is unprecedented for me. So proper now it appears just like the album’s gonna be accomplished — not combined however [recorded] — most likely in one other week.”

Frehley went on to say that he has been engaged on his new LP with TRIXTER‘s Steve Brown and Peppy Castro of the BLUES MAGOOS. He added: “Again within the ’60s, [the BLUES MAGOOS] had the large hit ‘(We Ain’t Obtained) Nothin’ But’. I grew up with him within the Bronx. He impressed me to turn into a rock star. I bear in mind going to Orchard Seashore within the Bronx, and swiftly I hear Peppy‘s tune on the radio. I am going, ‘Jesus Christ. If he can do this, I can do it. I am higher wanting than him.’ [Laughs] He truly taught me find out how to play bar chord within the basement of an house constructing… However we have been mates ever since, and we have adopted one another’s profession. And he is been in my studio a half dozen instances. And he additionally hooked me up with Tommy Denander. He wrote three songs for me that I am most likely gonna rearrange not less than one or two of them and add vocals. However me and Steve have been doing a tune a day. It is madness.”

In accordance with Ace, his upcoming LP will embody not less than one cowl tune.

“If my reminiscence serves me accurately, the final two studio information I did each had one cowl on them and one instrumental,” he stated. “I’ve two or three songs that can be instrumentals or I may add lyrics to it. I am simply deciding which one is gonna be one of the best one for an instrumental, as a result of if I do not do an instrumental, my followers are gonna be upset, as a result of each considered one of my studio albums have had an instrumental monitor on it. It began with ‘Fractured Mirror’ in 1978.”

Peppy beforehand collaborated with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons as a songwriter and carried out on Frehley‘s and KISS frontman Paul Stanley‘s solo information.

Ace‘s subsequent all-original album would be the follow-up to “Spaceman”, which was launched in October 2018 by way of eOne.

Frehley‘s newest launch was “Origins Vol. 2”, the sequel to his 2016 assortment of canopy songs that impressed the previous KISS guitarist.

“Origins Vol. 2” featured cowl variations of THE BEATLES“I am Down”, DEEP PURPLE‘s “House Truckin'”, LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Good Instances Unhealthy Instances”, THE ROLLING STONES“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, THE KINKS“Lola” and THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE‘s “Manic Despair”, amongst others. A canopy of the 1975 KISS tune “She” additionally appeared as a bonus monitor. Friends on the set included CHEAP TRICK‘s Robin Zander, Lita Ford and former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons co-wrote two tracks on “Spaceman”, “With out You I am Nothing” and “Your Want Is My Command”, the latter of which additionally options Simmons‘s bass taking part in.

Such a tremendous present. So fortunate to have been in a position to see it! Thanks

Posted by Sierra Holbrook on Friday, June 30, 2023



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