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Paul Daniel Frehley, 27 April 1951, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Ace Frehley rose to fame as the lead guitarist for premier US hard rock band Kiss during its prime years. Often nicknamed Space Ace or The Spaceman by fans, Frehley released his first, self-titled solo album in September 1978, with albums by the other three members of Kiss also recorded simultaneously. Released on Casablanca Records, the album, which found the guitarist attempting more diverse musical styles than he was allowed to follow within the context of Kiss, reached the US Top 30 and spawned a number 13 single, the Russ Ballard -penned New York Groove.
Frehley left Kiss in December 1982 following a near-fatal car accident, and attempted to free himself of a drug habit over the next four years. He formed his own band Frehleys Comet in 1987, with whom he recorded three studio albums, the last of which was issued as his...