Ace Frehley Announces Plans For “Origins Vol. 3” Covers Album
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Ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is already planning to release a follow-up to Origins, Vol. 2 amidst its recent release.
He revealed his plans to AXS TV while talking about his new home in New Jersey where he lives with his girlfriend. “I’m really excited because we just bought a 6,000-square-foot house with a 3,000-square-foot basement with a nine-foot ceiling, so I’m gonna build an amazing state-of-the-art recording studio there. And I’ll be able to record my next several albums there. I just re-signed with eOne for three more albums. And there will be an Origins, Vol. 3,” he said.
Origins, Vol. 2 itself was a follow-up to the trailblazing catalog of 2016, and features cuts like the Beatles’ “I’m Down” and Deep Purple’s “Space Truckin'”. This isn’t the first time Frehley has dabbled with material from other artists, however, starting from his 1978 solo debut where he borrowed Hello’s “New York Groove” and took it to no. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. As tradition, he has included at least one cover on every solo studio release.
“The great thing about doing a covers record is I don’t have to write the songs. So, all I have to do is kind of make it my own, maybe change the solo a little, maybe change the arrangement a little and then get some guest stars,” Frehley said.
Frehley also shared that he isn’t involved with Kisstory, an official KISS documentary, in a conversation with Eddie Trunk. This was due to the producers failing to get to a financial agreement. “I thought the fee was embarrassing because I know how much money they’re gonna make on it,” he said. “So, either share the wealth, or c’est la vie. So I decided not be involved. … I’m not concerned with the Kiss story. Everybody knows the Kiss story. How many documentaries have we done?”
He’s more interested in telling his own story and has already contacted eOne’s movie department regarding it. “I’m the most interesting member of the four founding members,” he claimed. “And I have the best stories and the most interesting life. I grew up in the Bronx, poor, lower middle class, living in a one-bedroom apartment, and next thing you know, I’m in one of the biggest rock groups in the world. That’s a huge success story.”