ACE FREHLEY, GILBY CLARKE Among Guest Musicians On GO-GO'S Bassist's Solo Album

June 16, 2005

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and ex-GUNS N' ROSES axeman Gilby Clarke are among the guest musicians appearing on GO-GO'S bassist Kathy Valentine's solo debut, "Light Years", due September 6 through Valentine's All for One Music imprint via Redeye Distribution.

Commented Kathy, "I met Ace through a friend, he came to my birthday party and then we had several occasions to socialize. I invited him to do a solo on my record and he was nice enough to say yes and then actually do it. I don't know much about him as a guitarist, but I love the solo he played on my song 'Bad Choice'."

According to, "Light Years" sports 11 originals, including "Getting By", "Shooting Star" and "Retouch Me", as well as a cover of GARY MYRICK's "Guitar, Talk, Love and Drums".

The album was recorded while Valentine was pregnant, and she admits, "It felt like I was making two babies at once. The night before going in for a scheduled delivery, I was putting vocal overdubs on a couple of songs, knowing it might be awhile before I got back into the studio."

Check out "Light Years" audio samples at

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