By Joe Layden, Ace Frehley, John Ostrosky
THE song, THE make-up, THE insanity, AND extra. . . . In December of 1972, a couple of musicians positioned an commercial within the Village Voice: “GUITARIST sought after WITH FLASH AND ABILITY.” Ace Frehley figured he had either, so he replied the advert. the remainder is rock ’n’ roll history.He used to be only a boy from the Bronx with stars in his eyes. but if he picked up his guitar and painted stars on his face, Ace Frehley remodeled into “The Spaceman”—and helped flip KISS into one of many top-selling bands on the earth. Now, for the 1st time, the cherished rock icon finds his aspect of the tale with no-holds-barred honesty . . . and no regrets.For KISS fanatics, Ace deals an extraordinary behind-the-makeup examine the band’s mythical origins, together with the lightning-bolt brand he designed and the clothes his mom sewed. He talks concerning the unstated department in the band—he and Peter Criss as opposed to Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons—because the opposite didn’t “party each day.” Ace additionally finds the interior tale in the back of his turbulent breakup with KISS, their victorious reunion a decade later, and his destroy solo occupation. alongside the way in which, he stocks wild tales approximately dancing at Studio fifty four with “The Bionic Woman,” operating as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, and bar-flying all evening with John Belushi. in spite of everything, he involves phrases together with his hugely publicized descent into alcohol, medicinal drugs, and self-destruction—ultimately coping with to overcome his demons and are available out on best. this is often Ace Frehley. No make-up. No apologies. No regrets.
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