Ace Frehley’s Vocals Are Better Now Compared To His Prime Years
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In a recent interview with Robert Cavuoto of Sonic Perspectives, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley shared insights into his current music career and vocal abilities, suggesting that his vocals have improved over time.
Shedding light on his evolving vocal abilities and sharing insights into the dynamics of the music industry.
“I could, but I think the fans would get bored after a while. Somehow, someway, I’ve been able to maintain my vocals. In fact, a lot of people say my vocals are stronger now than they were 10, 15 years ago,” Frehley expressed, highlighting an intriguing facet of his artistic evolution. He attributed this improvement to the rigors of years spent on the road, emphasizing, “Your throat is a muscle. So, I think my vocals are stronger now than they were way back when. And I don’t have any problem hitting those notes in the studio. And if I do, we just retrack.”
In a candid reflection on his fellow bandmate,
“KISS frontman Paul Stanley has a great voice. But I don’t think, in the ’70s, he thought about the longevity of the band because he used to sing songs that were at the peak of his range,” Frehley observed.
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This sentiment encapsulates a critical perspective on the challenges of maintaining vocal health over the span of a long and illustrious career.
The guitarist expressed genuine concern about Stanley’s vocal challenges and the use of backup tracks, shedding light on the demanding nature of performing at the highest level.
“You know, I can play rings around Paul Stanley on guitar,” Frehley asserted with confidence. “I can even sing better than him and don’t have to use backing tracks.” This bold declaration adds an intriguing layer to the ongoing discourse surrounding the iconic band and the diverse talents of its original members.
Frehley, a musical maverick known for co-founding KISS in 1973, further discussed his approach to musical learning, stating,
“No guitar lessons, no vocal lessons. I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants kind of guy.”
This candid revelation offers a glimpse into Frehley’s spontaneous and instinctive musical ethos.
As anticipation builds for his upcoming solo album, “10,000 Volts,” set to release on February 23, 2024, via MNRK Music Group, Ace Frehley continues to shape his musical legacy. This interview provides fans and enthusiasts with a deeper understanding of his career, vocal prowess, and unyielding dedication to musical authenticity.