The Space Ace never went anywhere, he was just re-tooling. Today, longtime KISS guitarist Ace Frehley released Spaceman, a new studio album previewed in recent weeks with the songs “Bronx Boy” and “Rockin’ With the Boys.”
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The release of Spaceman comes amid buzz of his potential reunion with ex-band mates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for the upcoming End of the Road Tour in 2019, which is expected to be the hard rock legends’ final full-fledged world tour. Details remain scarce so far regarding which other musicians will be taking part in the big tour, though Billboard passed along some intriguing words from Frehley on that front:
“I think anything can happen,” Frehley tells Billboard. “It looks like we’re going in that direction. If you go on the Internet and see what the fans are saying, they want it, and Paul and Gene usually don’t have a deaf ear to fans. They try to make the fans happy, ’cause that’s who pays our rent. I think it boils down to dollars and cents; If (Kiss manager) Doc McGhee says that after talking to promoters around the world (Kiss) could make double the amount of money with Ace in the band, it’s a no-brainer.” Frehley is quick to note that no discussions have taken place with Stanley and Simmons, so his optimism is tempered — but still there.
“Who knows what’s going to happen,” the guitarist says, “but I think they’d be foolish not to include me in some capacity, if not full-blown capacity. I think the fans will be really pissed.”