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Albums Of The Week: Ace Frehley | 10,000 Volts

Admit it; sometimes you just want to hear big, dumb guitar-rock. Well, that's exactly what you get here. So go ahead. Push play and rock out. It's OK. I won't tell anybody.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Rock ’n’ roll and heavy metal simply wouldn’t sound, look, or feel the same without Ace Frehley.

Among hundreds of accolades, The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inducted him in 2014 as a co-founder and the original lead guitarist of KISS. Guitar World named him in the Top 15 of its 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time and plugged the lead from Shock Me on the 50 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. Magnifying the imprint of his catalog as a solo artist, Foo Fighters cut a fan favorite cover of Ozone, and he even jammed out New York Groove alongside The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The late Dimebag Darrell of Pantera proudly sported a tattoo of Frehley on his chest, while Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine celebrated him as “My first guitar hero.”

10,000 Volts upholds an incredible legacy for Frehley, spanning 50-plus years in the limelight. Back in 1978, while still a member of KISS, he delivered his self-titled solo debut. It reached platinum status and exploded as the highest-selling of the four KISS solo albums. In 1987, he dropped the debut album from his post-KISS band Frehley’s Comet, follwed by 1989’s Trouble Walkin’. After returning to his solo career with Anomaly in 2009, he went on to make history once again — his 2014 Space Invader LP hit No. 9 on the Billboard 200 and emerged as  the only solo album by a KISS member to reach the Top 10. 2016’s covers collection Origins Vol. 1 bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart. He notably maintained his momentum with Spaceman (2018) and Origins Vol. 2 (2020).”


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