Hot off KISS’ April induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, original guitarist Ace Frehley launches "Space Invader," his first solo album in five years.
It's Frehley's sixth solo album overall, and he tells us that his creative goals this time out were pretty straightforward:
"I just tried to make a good rock record, y'know? I listened to my first solo album ('Ace Frehley') from 1978 and I got some ideas and I tried to incorporate some elements from that record into this new album, because my fans always cite that as one of their favorite records...It's hard to verbalize. A lot of times I like to let my music do the talking, but, y'know, guitar sounds, guitar effects -- and attitude. Back in '78 I was a little cocky and I felt I had something to prove, and I think I did, and with this new album, I think, it's almost like history repeating itself."
"Space Invader" features 11 Frehley originals, several of which explore science fiction-flavored themes, as well as a cover of the Steve Miller Band's "The Joker." Frehley plans to tour North America this fall and play overseas in 2015.