ACE FREHLEY: I Was Destined For Stardom

May 3, 2015

Casper of Silver Tiger Photography & Media Community recently conducted an interview with original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

On his favorite memories of his time with KISS:

Ace: "Most of my memories with KISS are very fond. I mean, we created something really special. People could come to a KISS concert in the '70s and for two hours they'd forget about all their problems and go into a world of fantasy. It was a very special time."

On how it feels to know that he has influenced so many guitar players over the years:

Ace: "That's something I don't think about. People ask me, 'How does it feel like to have influenced generations of guitar players?' I mean, the first thing out of my mouth is, if I knew I was gonna influence generations of guitar players, I would have practiced more. [Laughs] But it's something I don't really dwell on. These days I kind of live in the now and look towards the future, and the past is the past. But I don't really think too much about the fact of what an icon I am and how many people I've influenced. I kind of take it with a grain of salt."

On whether he had any aspirations when he was growing up:

Ace: "I pretty much kind of knew that I was gonna be famous when I was 16 years old, and I used to tell everybody. Everybody used to say I was crazy, but if you interview any of my old friends, they'll all tell you that I predicted it. It was just… it was fate. I just felt like I was destined for stardom. And I also believe if it wouldn't have been with KISS, it would have been with somebody else."

"Space Invader", the first new solo album from Frehley in five years, sold around 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on August 19, 2014 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music).

"Space Invader", which was made available in Europe on August 18, 2014 (three days earlier in Germany and Scandinavia) through SPV/Steamhammer, includes 11 brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller's "The Joker".

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