Ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley releases new song; unveils details about upcoming solo album, "Spaceman"
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on August 9, 2018
Ace Frehley released a brand-new song on Thursday called “Rockin’ with the Boys,” and the founding KISS guitarist also has unveiled details about his forthcoming eighth solo album, Spaceman, due out October 19.
“Rockin’ with the Boys” is an updated version of a song that Frehley wrote during his days in KISS in the 1970s, about the grind of a touring musician. The track is available is a digital single and via streaming services.
Fans who pre-order Spaceman will receive the track as an instant free download, along with a previously released song that will appear on the album, “Bronx Boy.” You also can check out “Rockin’ with the Boys” at Frehley’s official YouTube channel.
Spaceman features nine new recordings, including a cover of the 1986 Eddie Money hit “I Wanna Go Back” and a tune called “Without You I’m Nothing,” co-written by Frehley’s ex-KISS band mate Gene Simmons. Simmons contributes his bass talents to that song and another track, “Your Wish Is My Command.” Gene also suggested that Ace title his new album Spaceman.
Frehley, meanwhile, played bass on the remaining seven songs on the album, in addition to delivering his trademark guitar licks throughout the entire record.
Spaceman is a follow-up to Ace’s 2016 covers album, Origins, Vol. 1, and is his first collection of mostly original material since 2014’s Space Invader.
Frehley has a number of upcoming U.S. concerts on his tour itinerary, and he’ll also be opening for Simmons’ solo band at three shows in Australia in late August. In addition, Ace has a series of early-September gigs in Japan, and he’ll be among the artists performing on the KISS Kruise VIII event this fall.
Here’s the Spaceman track list:
“Without You I’m Nothing”
“Rockin’ with the Boys”
“Your Wish Is My Command”
“Pursuit of Rock and Roll”
“I Wanna Go Back”
“Mission to Mars”
“Off My Back”
And here are Frehley’s upcoming U.S. tour dates:
8/9 — Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
8/10 — Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl at the Palms Casino
8/12 — Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theater
8/17 — New Hope, MN, New Hope Cinema Grill – An Evening with Ace Frehley
8/18 — Detroit, MI, Hart Plaza – Motor City Music Festival
11/9 — Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
11/10 — Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Performing Arts
11/11 — Miramar, FL, Miramar Amphitheatre
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