BackStory has teamed up with original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley for a live interview event focusing on his new album, “Origins Vol. 1”, on Wednesday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m. at AOL studios in New York City.
Guests will enjoy a seat at an exclusive live interview, a limited-edition autographed poster, a meet-and-greet with Frehley, plus complimentary beverages.
The interview will be conducted by Brad Tolinski. Best known as the editor in chief of Guitar World magazine for 25 years, Tolinski is a respected journalist and the author of “Light And Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page”.
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“Origins Vol. 1”, a collection of twelve newly recorded classics from Ace‘s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, will be released on April 15. Most notably, KISS frontman Paul Stanley joins Ace on FREE‘s hit “Fire And Water”. This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS‘s 1998 reunion album “Psycho Circus”. Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on THIN LIZZY‘s classic “Emerald”, Lita Ford singing and playing lead on THE TROGGS staple “Wild Thing”, ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition “Parasite” for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix‘s “Spanish Castle Magic”, and PEARL JAM‘s Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS “Alive!” mainstay “Cold Gin”. “White Room” is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the CREAM cover song instantly.
Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugged off any residual tension between the two of them. “We’ve always been friends,” he told Rolling Stone. “The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy.”
Frehley also commented on Stanley‘s appearance on “Fire And Water”. “I thought Paul did a fabulous vocal on it,” he said. “He jumped at the chance to do this because it’s something that’s outside of KISS and his character in KISS, and it gave him a chance to, you know, sing. With Paul, you usually think of him singing in a slightly higher register and on ‘Fire And Water’, he’s singing deep from his diaphragm, and it’s a real cool vocal. Everyone who’s heard it just thinks it’s the shit.”