THE MUSIC, THE MAKEUP, THE MADNESS, AND MORE. . . . In December of 1972, a pair of musicians placed an advertisement in the Village Voice: “GUITARIST WANTED WITH FLASH AND ABILITY.” Ace Frehley figured he had both, so he answered the ad. The rest is rock ’n’ roll history.
He was just a boy from the Bronx with stars in his eyes. But when he picked up his guitar and painted stars on his face, Ace Frehley transformed into “The Spaceman”—and helped turn KISS into one of the top-selling bands in the world. Now, for the first time, the beloved rock icon reveals his side of the story with no-holds-barred honesty . . . and no regrets.
For KISS fans, Ace offers a rare behind-the-makeup look at the band’s legendary origins, including the lightning-bolt logo he designed and the outfits his mother sewed. He talks about the unspoken division within the band—he and Peter Criss versus Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons—because the other two didn’t “party every day.” Ace also reveals the inside story behind his turbulent breakup with KISS, their triumphant reunion a decade later, and his smash solo career. Along the way, he shares wild stories about dancing at Studio 54 with “The Bionic Woman,” working as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, and bar-flying all night with John Belushi. In the end, he comes to terms with his highly publicized descent into alcohol, drugs, and self-destruction—ultimately managing to conquer his demons and come out on top.
This is Ace Frehley.
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No Regrets, not here
No Regrets by Ace Frehley is a must read for any Kiss fan. An inside look at the world of sex, drugs and rock n roll that was the the 1970s and beyond. Ace retells stories known and unknown all without pretension and all with the ring of truth. Behind the magic and the mystic lies a cautionary tale of life and consequence. After this read Ace has become my favorite member of Kiss and has furthers my disdain for what Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley has done to my childhood Herod and favorite band all in the name of greed.
Ace - you made me laugh - hard! Your story of the runaway roller coaster at Magic Mountain had me in hysterics! Glad you got off that one A-OK and I'm glad you were able to survive KISS ride as long as you could manage as well without killing yourself as you admit would have happened if you had stayed. Can't be easy to walk away from 15 million back in 1983 but you made the right decision considering your felt your life was on the line which by your account I think it was. Thank you for your version of events and your honest no BS account of your side of Kisstory. Looking forward to some more great music! Anomaly ROCKS! :)) Dan
He's been such a influence on so many people including myself , being a huge Kiss fan Ace was always underrated as a guitar player and songwriter I hope this book helps him get the credit he deserves! Great book Ace