For all the butt rock and hair metal I sucked down as a kid, I never did get dizzy over KISS. Sure they put out a couple great jukebox tracks, but overall their visual fireworks were a lot more entertaining to me than any of their albums. That being said, I know there's a whole army as it were of KISS fans out there, some of whom might be happy to know that Ace Frehley is coming to San Francisco March 21 at the Grand. And from the sound of things, Ace has been very busy doing so many things so very music related -- such as giving Dunkin' Donuts a dose of the rock! -- Jennifer Maerz
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He’s been sneaking back into our consciousness. We’ve seen him blast riff-driven fireworks in a nationally syndicated Dunkin’ Donuts Ad. He laid his cards out for VH1’s Rock And Roll Celebrity Tournament. He teased us with a taste of his live show at New York’s Hard Rock Café on Halloween. Throughout 2007, Ace Frehley has just been preparing us for his master plan.
A solo artist since the mid-eighties, the public has been awaiting the next Ace album since 1990’s Trouble Walkin’. Nearly 20 years later, his as-yet-to-be-titled album will be unleashed in 2008. Considering two decades have passed, Ace promises this will cure the hunger for his devilishly delicious rock n’ roll material.
“I haven’t put out a solo album in a long time” he says, “and I made sure this one is special.”
Debuting his new live band: Derrek Hawkins (Guitar), Anthony Esposito (Bass), and Scot Coogan (Drums), this Rocket Ride will continue into 2008.