Ace Frehley

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The mid to late-80's albums "Second Sighting" and "Live + 1" were all released under the band name Frehley's Comet. You will find them listed there.

Annotation last modified on 2009-08-04 01:00 UTC.

Legal name: Paul Daniel Frehley


Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (/ˈfrli/; born April 27, 1951) is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss. He invented the persona of the "Spaceman" or "Space Ace" and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. 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.

His second tenure with Kiss lasted until 2002, when he left at the conclusion of what was originally purported to be the band's Farewell Tour. His most recent solo album, Origins, Vol. 1, was released on April 15, 2016. Guitar World magazine ranked him as the 14th Greatest Metal Guitarist of All Time. His solos often incorporate the minor pentatonic scale and the use of vibratos. Outside of Kiss, Frehley has continued to be commercially successful, with his first solo album going platinum. Frehley is also known for the use of many "whimsical" guitars, including a Gibson Les Paul guitar that emits smoke from the neck humbucker pickup and produces spinning pyrotechnics, and a custom Les Paul that emits light based on song tempo.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Ace Frehley Ace Frehley 20
1987 Frehley’s Comet Ace Frehley 4 3
1989 Trouble Walkin’ Ace Frehley 3
2009 Anomaly Ace Frehley 5
2014 Space Invader Ace Frehley 7
2016 Origins, Vol. 1 Ace Frehley 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 12 Picks Ace Frehley 2
1998 Loaded Deck Ace Frehley 2
2006 Greatest Hits Live Ace Frehley 3

Album + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Galactic Explorer: The Uncut Interviews Ace Frehley 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 New York Groove Ace Frehley 2
2009 Outer Space Ace Frehley 1
2012 Nothing but a Good Time Bret Michaels feat. Ace Frehley & Michael Anthony 1
2014 Starman Joe Silva feat. Ace Frehley & Anton Fig 1
2014 Gimme a Feelin’ Ace Frehley 1
2014 Rise Up (Back From the Grave) Ace Frehley & Kris Randall 1
2016 White Room Ace Frehley 2
2016 Emerald Ace Frehley feat. Slash 1
2016 Parasite Ace Frehley feat. John 5 1
2016 Fire and Water Ace Frehley feat. Paul Stanley 1

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