Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is playing a few shows this summer
following a series of autograph signing events this spring.
Ace has a few
projects on the go these days, including work on a new album – the follow up to
2009’s “Anomaly” – as well as a sequel to
2011’s "No Regrets: A Rock 'N' Roll
Memoir," which debuted at #10 on the New York Times "Hardcover
Nonfiction" best sellers list upon its release last fall.
“Writing that book opened the floodgates and put me
in contact with a lot of people I haven’t spoken to in a while,” Frehley
Oakland Press “A lot of stories came up I
had forgotten about, and there were a lot of stories I came across too late.
I’ve spoken with a couple of my old bodyguards, roadies and stuff; they helped
me with the first book and they’re helping with stories for the second book,
“I’m having more fun now than I was way back then
because now, in a sober state, I remember what I do,” he adds. “That’s a nice feeling, to wake up the following day
and remember what you did the day before. It wasn’t like that for a long
After many years in the spotlight as lead guitarist for
KISS, does Ace miss any of the
“I like running my own life
now,” Ace explains. “One of the things
that made me crazy when I was in Kiss was
being at the mercy of Paul (Stanley) and
Gene (Simmons), who were like workaholic.
They wanted to tour constantly and record constantly, over-merchandise the
brand, and that made me crazy. I’m not a kid any more. Touring constantly can be
very exhausting. I don’t want to put myself in that position, so I’m happier
with what I’m doing now.”