The original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley just recorded a new album and it will be delivered to the record company in the following days. The musician talked in an interview with ZackAttack (Transcribed by Blabbermouth) that it is the best one he ever recorded. Most of the songs were written by him and Trixter’s Steve Brown.
Frehley said that this record shows that Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons were wrong by saying a original Kiss reunion couldn’t happen because he can’t play anymore.
Ace was part of the group from 1973 to 1982 and from 1996 to 2002.
Ace Frehley talks about his new album and slams Paul Stanley
“My album is done and it’s being mastered as we speak. And if everything goes well over the weekend, the album is gonna be delivered to the record company Monday. I think it may be the best album I’ve ever done to date. And it’s the first time I co-wrote most of the songs with Steve Brown from Trixter. He’s a great songwriter, and I’m a great songwriter, and we put our two heads together and songs come out doubly good. He also harmonizes perfectly with me.”
“I’ve never really written with that many people — most of the songs I write by myself. “I might get a little help from somebody, but this album pretty much is co-written by Steve and myself, almost every song. And it came out way better than I had anticipated. And the vocals are strong, the guitar solos are strong, the songs, the lyrics, the melodies, everything’s really powerful.”
“It was hard in the beginning, but now I’ve picked up a lot of steam. In fact, I remember when I first signed with eOne Music — now they sold the record company to MNRK Music Group, and I’m still working with the same people — but I remember the guy that got me signed to the label, he told me that, before ‘Anomaly’ (2009) came out, he said a lot of people said to him, ‘You’re not even gonna get the record.’ Because Paul and Gene have pretty much tried to destroy my credibility by calling me a drunk and a drug addict and somebody who’s not dependable.”
“But if that were the case, how did I make five albums? And I’ve been touring steadily for the last 10 years plus. It doesn’t make any sense. They contradict themselves all the time. Now they’re putting me down and saying if I came up and played with them on the farewell tour, it would mar their performance.”
“Paul said on ‘The Howard Stern Show’, you might as well call the band PISS instead of KISS if I got up on stage with them. Well, when this album comes about, it’s gonna make him look like an imbecile,” Ace Frehley said.