Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (born April 27, 1951) is an American musician best known as an original member of the rock band Kiss. He took on the persona of the "Spaceman" or "Space Ace" when the band adopted costumes and theatrics. Frehley played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982.
After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour. His second tenure with Kiss lasted until 2002, when he left at the conclusion of what was purported to be the band's Farewell Tour. His latest album, Anomaly, was released on September 15, 2009.
Despite having a long and reasonably successful career as a solo artist, Ace Frehley will always be best known as the original Spaceman or Space Ace in KISS. Although a number of popular guitarists like Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), and CC Deville (Poison) have named Frehley as one of their biggest influences, I've always felt that Frehley was pushed to the back of the line when it came to listing great guitarists in rock history. … more