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Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (/ˈfreɪli/; born April 27, 1951) is an American musician best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss. He took on the persona of the "Spaceman" or "Space Ace", and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour.

His second tenure with Kiss lasted until 2002, when he left at the conclusion of what was purported to be the band's Farewell Tour. His most recent album Space Invader, was released on August 19, 2014. Guitar World magazine ranked him 14th Greatest Metal Guitarist of All Time. His solos often incorporate the minor pentatonic scale and the usage of vibratos. Outside of Kiss, Ace Frehley has continued to be commercially successful, with his first solo album going platinum. Frehley is also known for the use of many "whimsical" guitars, including a Gibson Les Paul guitar which emits smoke from the neck humbucker pickup and produces 360 degrees spinning pyrotechnics, and a custom Les Paul that can emit light depending on the tempo of the song being played.



Top Rated Albums

12 Picks
Compilation - 1997


Loaded Deck
Compilation - 1998


Frehley's Comet
Studio Album - 1987


Second Sighting
Studio Album - 1988


Ace Frehley
Studio Album - 1978


Origins, Vol.1
Studio Album - 2016


Space Invader
Studio Album - 2014


Live + 1
Extended Play (EP) - 1988


Studio Album - 2009


Greatest Hits Live
Live Album - 2006


Trouble Walkin'
Studio Album - 1989




Birth Name

Paul Daniel Frehley


Guitar, vocals


United States

Years active



Date Born

Friday, April 27, 1951

City Born

The Bronx, New York City, New York



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