Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has just finished up his next album, it’s another covers album and is called Origins Vol. 2. No word as of yet on the exact release date but Ace has been excited to talk about the new record in a few of his recent interviews. He let slip that the release will happen in October though, and he’s got some pretty heavyweight guests onboard for the ride.
We’ve learned that Robin Zander of Cheap Trick and Lita Ford will feature on the album from Ace’s interview with the Weekender.comsite. Ace explained that said that the new Origins Vol. 2album has already “surpassed my expectations.” He said: “I got Lita Ford singing (the Rolling Stones’) ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash,’ and she’s amazing. She came to my home and I coached her for two days with vocals and she just (expletive) killed it. I also have Robin Zander singing ‘30 Days in the Hole’ by Humble Pie. I really wanted to do the Humble Pie song, but I just couldn’t cut it, vocally, because (Steve) Marriott’s just too good of a Goddamn singer. I just couldn’t do justice to his vocals. But I remembered that I had bumped into Robin Zander years ago at a meet-and-greet and he had mentioned to me that he’d like to sing on one of my upcoming records, so I remembered that and gave him a call. And he killed it as well. He sounds like a young Marriott.”
Ace has also recorded Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times,” he recorded “Bring it on Home” on 2016’s Origins Vol. 1.
He also had this to say: “I’m actually having more fun now than I did in my 50s,” he said. “I don’t know what the reason is. Sobriety might have something to do with it. The fact that I’m in better shape. I’m a lot more creative now. I’ve done five albums [since 2009’s Anomaly]. And Origins Vol. 2 is done. It’s just being mixed. That’ll be out in October. So there’s a lot of stuff going on.”
Nice one Ace…