Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will conclude the Lightning Concert Series presented by Volkswagen with a show after the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators game on Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held outdoors on the West Plaza stage immediately following the game.
According to KissAsylum.com, a banner advertising Frehley’s post-game performance features a photo of Tommy Thayer — not Ace — as the “Spaceman.” Check out the banner above.
Ace Frehley, who was better known as “Space Ace,” was the lead guitarist for legendary rock band KISS from 1973 to 1982. He would continue to lead a successful solo career selling millions of albums with his new band, FREHLEY’S COMET, as well as other albums under his own name. However, in 1996 he rejoined his former band members as the official KISS reunion tour would emerge and soon become the largest grossing tour of ’96-’97. He provided his musical talents for the 1998 “Psycho Circus” album and would end his time as a member of KISS in 2001 on the “Farewell Tour”. His last solo album, “Anomaly”, was released in September of 2009.
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Japanese websites have begun to publish dates for an upcoming KISS tour in Japan in April. The tour has not yet been confirmed by KISS, or their management, but it said that a confirmation comes in a short period of time.
KISS – Japan 2011
13. april – Aichi Prefecture Gymnasium – Nagoya, Japan
14. april – Pacifico Yokohama – Yokohama, Japan
17. april – Saitama Super Arena – Saitama, Japan
18. april – World Hall – Kobe, Japan
20. april – Nippon Budokan – Tokyo, Japan
21. april – Nippon Budokan – Tokyo, Japan
23. april – Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena – Sapporo, Japan
This 1978 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Indy Pace Car has been given a whole lot of family love! The original owner is my brother-in-law Ace Frehley, former lead guitarist of KISS. Ace purchased this car new in 1978 in the likeness of his spaceman makeup. Two years later, Ace gave me the car as a gift for my high school graduation. So this car is not only gorgeous, it has a really cool history for any Ace fan or collector. The car is in excellent condition and has always been garaged and gently driven. Also included is one of Ace Frehley’s personalized autographed Epiphone guitars. A photo of Ace with the car will be given to the winning bidder. Ace executed the attached Proof of Ownership/Authenticity document before a Notary Public. That is the available documentation on the car. Serious inquiries only please….LET’S GO!! ROCK ANR ROLL FOREVER!!
KISS drummer Peter Criss will pen a memoir, publisher Scribner announced Tuesday. “Makeup to Breakup” is slated for release in the fall of 2012.
Criss will write the book with the help of Larry “Ratso” Sloman. Scribner’s press release promises, “From sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll to multiple brushes with death, ‘Makeup to Breakup’ will be Peter Criss’ unvarnished and eye-opening life story.”
While bandmate Gene Simmons has taken his outsize personality to reality television, Criss has had a quieter public persona. He is a breast cancer survivor. “I am so blessed that I am finally going to write my autobiography, and I hope you enjoy the ride,” Criss said in the release. “The best of all is I get to share my true feelings of my love for God, family, friends and fame. It’s been a wonderful life.”
In addition to playing drums in KISS, Criss provided some of the vocals. In fact, he wrote and sang the band’s biggest hit, the ballad “Beth.”
When I left Dallas City Hall at 4:50 this afternoon, Gene Simmons was still there — in the mayor’s fifth-floor conference room, surrounded by cameras and politicos and one or two fans who’d managed to work their way into the room. Laid out before the God of Thunder were myriad gifts handed to him by council member Steve Salazar about 20 minutes earlier, up in the Flag Room outside city council chambers — a key to the city, a street sign bearing his name, a state flag that once flew over the Capitol in Austin and a blue vase upon which was engraved the city of Dallas seal. (That particular present had been given to Shannon Tweed, the 1982 Playboy Playmate of the Year with whom Simmons has lived for 26 years.)