Thursday, June 29, 2017
Gene Simmons Collabs With Ace Frehley on Frehley's Newest Album
Over the past couple of years or so former Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley has been getting back in touch with his former band mates. Not necessarily to get back in the band, but to at least smooth things over. Recently this has culminated in Frehley getting Kiss bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons to collaborate with him on a couple of new songs for his upcoming album.
In a recent interview with 92 KQRS Simmons spilled the beans on the collaboration between the two old friends, saying:
“Literally two days ago I was with Ace. He asked me to write for his next solo record. So I went over to his place, way out in the desert some place, and we wrote two things.”
This will be Frehley's first release of new original material since 2014's Space Invader. This is also the second collaboration Frehley has done with former band mates as last year for his covers album Origins Vol. 1 he worked with Kiss rhythm guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley on a cover of Free's Fire and Water.
Personally I'm glad that Frehley is on good enough terms with his old band mates to at least be friends and occasionally work together again, even if it isn't under the Kiss banner. Maybe it's better that way. They still get to be friends and work together but they don't have to deal with the drama of being in a full time multi-million dollar band. Plus, Frehley's stuff sounds a lot more like Kiss than Kiss's last album did anyway.