On June 24th Ace Frehley will release his first new solo studio album in five years, ‘Space Invader’, through E1 Music. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of the Steve Miller Band’s hit “The Joker”.
“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time,” says the former KISS guitarist. “Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”
Frehley’s previous solo album, ‘Anomaly’, was released in 2009. The record reached #27 on the Billboard charts and was named one of the best albums that year by Sleaze Roxx readers.
“I’m really excited about this record, because everybody that’s heard the tracks just says they think some of the tracks are even better than Anomaly, and even showing another side of me,” Frehley told Rolling Stone in an interview for the magazine’s current cover story. “There’s two songs I’m going to re-track, but I’m doing mostly overdubs. Most of the hard work is over.”
Frehley also said that the album would feature collaborations with his girlfriend Rachael Gordon and told Rolling Stone that an album of covers and remakes would follow ‘Space Invader’. “That one will be a real treat for the fans, too,” Frehley said. “I want to get some celebrity guests to play on it, some of the covers and stuff, get Slash, Mike McCready, my buddy from Pearl Jam. You know. The list is endless.” Then, with a laugh, he added, “I might even get Gene Simmons to play bass on a track.”
Frehley and his former KISS bandmates are currently at odds over their recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. “The reason they don’t want to perform with me and Peter (Criss) is because the last time they did, they had to do a reunion tour,” Frehley said. “We play three songs, the fans go crazy. They don’t want to open up a can of worms.”