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“White Room” (Single) by Ace Frehley

Artist: Ace Frehley
Title: “White Room” (Single)
Label: eOne Entertainment
Release Date: 2/11/2016
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4.5

Ace Frehley is back and he told you so my friends and this time around he is doing so with the recently released cover of the Cream classic “White Room” which is now available as a digital single. It’s the first track to be dished out by the Space Ace from his upcoming album “Origins V1” which based on its title will apparently be a covers album but one that speaks to the musicians own beginnings. I like the idea of that since Ace was into some really great music according to his interviews so this should be a fun listen. Now I admit that I walked into this track with a little hesitation because it’s a classic among classics from a very legendary band and Ace would really have to pull out the stops to impress me even the slightest. Let’s remember that the Cream were one of the original supergroups and gave us Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker so covering their work is not too easily done or even accepted. Fortunately, Ace and company did a bang up job on the tune.
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Ace Frehley @ B.B. King Blues Club (10/25/2011)

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Artist: Ace Frehley
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: The Biters
Date: 10/25/2011
Label: Rocket Science Records

Tonight was going to be exciting and the simple reason was that former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was touching ground for not only one but two rocking shows at the legendary B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square. I somehow missed the last show that Ace did over at the Best Buy Theater so I was happy to have the chance to catch one of these sure to be amazing gigs by the Spaceman. Opening for the guitar alien would be the band The Biters and they would perform on each of the two nights. Based on my own itinerary I opted for the first show of the two and arrived just in time to catch the openers. The club was packed almost to the doors and here is how the night went down if you didn’t find yourself attending.

The Biters: Hailing from Georgia, The Biters were a new band to my musical senses and that left me slightly curious about how they might come across this evening. In the past the openers were not received well by this kind of fan support and I have seen bands like Queensryche given a cold shoulder when it came to a KISS music hungry crowd. I kid you not. Anyways, these guys were a whole lot of fun and delivered a set that was nothing less than Rock and Roll energy. Even though the club was packed solid, these guys were delivering a stadium quality fun time show. I don’t often think the openers are ready for the big time, but it seemed clear to me that The Biters were not going to settle for anything less. As I said, all of their music was new to me with the exception of their cover of Cheap Trick’s “He’s A Whore”. That classic band is actually a good type to compare these young upstarts to. They already have a couple of albums out and I think we have not heard the last of them. That is a good thing. I will definitely catch them again if I know that they are playing somewhere.
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Ace Frehley @ Nokia Theatre Times Square (4/4/2008)

Having been a KISS fan since a year that I no longer choose to disclose, I could not resist the chance to be up front and center as their former guitarist headlined the Nokia Theatre Times Square after being out of the limelight for so many years. The great show found the musician “Back In The New York Groove” and to read more just scroll past the logo. This would be a great way for me to spend PiercingMetal’s Third Anniversary of being a Metal Reporting website.

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Artist: Ace Frehley
Venue: Nokia Theatre Times Square (New York, NY)
Opener: The Trews
Date: 4/4/2008
Label: Megaforce Records

The song “Back In The New York Groove” would be the perfect illustration of this event as legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley returned to his home stomping grounds for a performance at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. Since his apparent final departure from KISS back in 2003, the musician has not really been heard from all that much and while his role in KISS had been filled by Tommy Thayer, you know that the hard core fans of the man were dying to see him perform once again. The chance for this would come at the annual Halloween party for radio personality Eddie Trunk in 2007 and the gig would be at the nearby Hard Rock Café. However, given the size of the venue only a few hundred of the faithful would get their chance to enjoy the show and with the amount of mid-sized venues in the immediate vicinity there were many who were finding this quite the shame. Fortunately he would announce a tour for early 2008 and be hitting some of the larger venues. Even better was the news that he would not be playing any new material until his album was released and instead be performing a lot of KISS classics and his best solo material. He had also assembled a top notch band of players that featured Derek Hawkins on guitar, Scott Coogan on drums and Anthony Esposito on bass. Here are some of the evening’s highlights.
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