According to The Journal News
, original KISS
guitarist Ace Frehley
is being accused by a bank of not having paid the mortgage on his home for almost two years. U.S. Bank National Association
claims that the musician stopped paying his $735,000 mortgage on his home in Yorktown in Northern Westchester County, New York, 35 miles from New York City, on March 1, 2011.
The bank filed a mortgage foreclosure case on February 15, asking the court to order a sale of the home — which sits on 3.01 acres and has two floors, three bedrooms and three bathrooms — to pay for the outstanding principal of $703,581.48 plus interest, late charges and other expenses.Frehley
was transferred ownership to the property in 2004 by Jendell Productions
, which bought the home in November 2000 for $650,000. Jendell
is the name of the fictional home planet for Frehley
's extraterrestrial "Spaceman" stage character, who wore silver face paint and black lipstick.Frehley
performed with KISS
from its inception in 1973 until his first departure in 1982 before rejoining KISS
in 1996 for a very successful reunion tour. Frehley
's second stint lasted until 2002 as Ace
went back to being a solo artist again, but the stories and memories still remain from touring in one of rock and roll's most successful acts of all time. Ace
's latest album, "Anomaly"
, was released on September 15, 2009 via Ace
's own Bronx Born Records
, with Rocket Science
providing a full label service platform in the U.S., "Anomaly"
was produced and recorded in Westchester County, New York between 2007 and 2009 and was mixed in Los Angeles.