ACE FREHLEY DEBUTS “FIRE AND WATER” INTERVIEW
FEATURING KISS FRONTMAN PAUL STANLEY
FIRST INTERVIEW WITH ACE + PAUL IN 15 YEARS ORIGINS VOL. 1 OUT NOW
-- 2014 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member ACE FREHLEY
today has released, via 95.5 KLOS, a brand new video interview show on
set immediately after the video shoot for his cover of Free’s 1970 hit “Fire and Water” featuring none other than KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY.
The six minute clip is the first time the two have been interviewed on
camera in over 15 years. The last time the two sat for an interview was
during the KISS farewell tour in 2002 in Australia.
The video notches itself into rock and roll history as the first time
both Frehley and Stanley appear in a music video since KISS’ music video
for “Psycho Circus” released in 1998. It’s also the first time in 14 years that the two shared a stage since KISS’ appearance at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Finally, it’s the first time Frehley has released a music video since 1989, which was Frehley's cover of "Do Ya" released by both The Move and ELO.
Last month, ACE FREHLEY cracked the U.S. top 10 with his latest effort Origins: Vol. 1 charting at #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #3 on the Billboard Rock chart and #6 on the Billboard Current Chart
selling more than 16k units in its first week of release according to
Nielsen Soundscan. Internationally, the LP most notably came in at #2 on
the Sweden Hard Rock Charts and #05 on the England Indie Album Breaker
Origins: Vol.1 and its success serves as the follow up to Space Invader,
which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart in 2014, the same year Ace
Frehley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an original
member of KISS.
ACE FREHLEY released Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll on April 15, 2016. This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS' 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.
Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Rolling Stone writes: Regarding
his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension
between the two of them. "We've always been friends," he says. "The
press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy."
Rolling Stonedebuted "White Room," a few months ago, the classic hit originally performed by Cream. Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy's classic "Emerald," Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple "Wild Thing," Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition "Parasite" for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic," and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS “Alive!” mainstay "Cold Gin."
"FIre and Water" Feat. Paul Stanley OFFICIAL VIDEO
"Twelve covers including three KISS classics and he does a solid, sometimes even tremendous job." BLABBERMOUTH 8/10
1. White Room (Cream)
2. Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones)
3. Spanish Castle Magic (Jimi Hendrix) *John 5
4. Fire and Water (Free) *Paul Stanley
5. Emerald (Thin Lizzy) *Slash
6. Bring It On Home (Led Zeppelin)
7. Wild Thing (The Troggs) *Lita Ford
8. Parasite *John 5 (KISS)
9. Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
10. Cold Gin *Mike McCready (KISS)
11. Till The End Of The Day (Kinks)
12. Rock and Roll Hell (KISS)