Ace Frehley to release covers album on April 15, 2016

Ace Frehley to release covers album on April 15, 2016

Ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has revealed to RollingStone the songs that he will be covering in his brand new album Origins Vol. 1, which will be released on April 15, 2016.

Speaking to RollingStone, Frehley discussed his collaboration with KISS frontman Paul Stanley on the song “Fire And Water” from Free. RollingStone states:

Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between himself and Stanley. “We’ve always been friends,” he says. “The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy.”

Both founding Kiss members were fans of Free and the song “Fire and Water,” the title cut of the “All Right Now” group’s 1970 LP. Frehley had wanted to do a version of it since the Seventies, so he recorded the backing tracks with his band and sent them to Stanley about a month ago, with the Kiss singer sending his recorded parts right back.

“I thought Paul did a fabulous vocal on it,” the guitarist says. “He jumped at the chance to do this because it’s something that’s outside of Kiss and his character in Kiss, and it gave him a chance to, you know, sing. With Paul, you usually think of him singing in a slightly higher register and on ‘Fire and Water,’ he’s singing deep from his diaphragm, and it’s a real cool vocal. Everyone’s who heard it was just thinks it’s the shit.””

Track List for Origins Vol. 1:
01. White Room (Cream)
02. Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones)
03. Spanish Castle Magic feat. John 5 (Jimi Hendrix)
04. Fire And Water feat. Paul Stanley (Free)
05. Emerald feat. Slash (Thin Lizzy)
06. Bring It On Home (Led Zeppelin)
07. Wild Thing feat. Lita Ford (The Troggs)
08. Parasite feat. John 5 (Kiss)
09. Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
10. Cold Gin feat. Mike McCready (Kiss)
11. Till The End Of The Day (Kinks)
12. Rock And Roll Hell (Kiss)