The Spaceman is back! Ace Frehley, original lead guitarist for KISS, is all set to drop a new album entitled….
Yes, he’s all stoked about his new music. But what he really wants us all to know is that he deeply desires to Chuck Norris-roundhouse-kick-to-the-head that dweeb that’s trying to fill his seven-inch platform boots in his old band.
Other bitter pills everyone can shove:
He’s been the coolest member of KISS (because he has swagger, is laid-back, and his tongue is normal-sized)
Even people who don’t like KISS love Ace.
He’s had the most successful solo career of any member of KISS, current or former.
Insert the: "nanny, nanny, boo, boo"
Look, Ace. Don’t be an ass. We all know the imitations and replacements are not as good as you. It’s cool, babes.
With all his Bitter Betty vibe, you’d think he'd hate his former bandmates, yet he collaborated on a couple of tracks with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. (This screams reality TV show fodder to us.)
Okay then. Spaceman (the album) is a nine-track unintentional autobiography. The track that fascinated us the most-- his cover of Eddie Money’s “I Wanna Go Back.”
“I was laying in bed with Rachael (Gordon) watching YouTube videos, and that song came on. I told her I was gonna cover it. It’s about me.”
Aside: Rachel Gordon is a 50-something singer influenced by rock music from the 70s. What a coincidence. Kudos to your “laying in bed” with some youngness.
But the bigger question is: Which version is better? Ace or Eddie’s?
Remember: Ace is the one true Spaceman.
P.S. Ace is the real Spaceman.
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