Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley

American musician
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Ace Frehley

Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (born April 27, 1951) is an American musician and songwriter best known as the original lead guitarist and co-founding member of the rock band Kiss. He invented the persona of The Spaceman (a.k.a. Space Ace) and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour.

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Full name at birth
Paul Daniel Frehley
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Claim to fame
Guitarist for Kiss
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Date of birth
27 April 1951
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Place of birth
The Bronx, New York
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Age
70
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Musician, songwriter
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6' 1" (185 cm)
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Spaceman makeup
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Net worth
$1,000,000 USD
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High school
Theodore Roosevelt High School, Bronx, New York USA
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I'll get up there and I'll do my guitar solos in one of those space outfits.
  • Said in a 2008 interview that he is now clean and sober and has finally learned, that he is actually a better musician when not drunk and on drugs and that he regrets not learning this sooner.
  • Early on when learning to play guitar, he experimented with guitars that had whammy bars. Eventually, he discarded them when he found that whammy bars weren't his style.
  • Was opposed to recording KISS' sixteenth album, "Music From The Elder". However, he was out-voted two to one by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and, subsequently, was obligated to participate. Also, insisted to have the 24-track tapes mailed to his home to cut his parts. Finally, his solos were cut out of the final recordings, and did not participate completely on their seventeenth album, "Creatures of the Night", and replaced by Vincent Cusano (Vinnie Vincent).
  • Is the designer of the famous KISS logo.
  • His face is on the cover of the KISS album, "creatures of the night", even though Vinnie Vincent played all the songs on the album. KISS begged Ace to put his face on the cover because he wasn't officially gone and they weren't sure about Vinnie being a permanent replacement.

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