Ace Frehley

Born: April 27, 1951
Bronx, NY, USA
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Ace Frehley was born Paul Daniel Frehley in the Bronx section of New York City. He grew up in a very musically inclined family, and he had a natural inclination toward drawing and sketching. He was also rebellious, and was thrown out of more than one high school. He was involved with street gangs as a youth, and had scrapes with the law. Music was his saviour, however, and when he began playing the guitar, he was hooked. He roadied for Mitch Mitchell, who played the drums for Jimi Hendrix. He drew influence from Hendrix, Pete Townsend, and several others. He went through a few different bands before auditioning for the band that would become KISS. The other three members liked him immediately, and the four of them formed the band that would create an outrageous look and sound that would go down in rock folklore.



Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Vocals Songwriter

Genres:
Glam Rock Heavy Metal

Bands That Ace Frehley Has Played For:
Kiss Frehley's Comet

Ace Frehley Has Worked With:
Paul Stanley Gene Simmons Peter Criss Bob Ezrin

Ace Frehley Was Influenced By:
Eric Clapton Jimi Hendrix B.B. King Jimmy Page Pete Townshend

Artists That Were Influenced By Ace Frehley:
Dimebag Darrell Marty Friedman Clint Lowery Lars Ulrich

Ace Frehley's Gear:
    1 Les Paul guitar was actually rigged with a working rocket launcher.
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