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May 13 : Ace Frehley new solo album will be called 'Spaceman'
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Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley took part in a question-answer session at the 2018 Indianapolis KISS Fan Expo, which is being held May 12-13 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can now watch the discussion below.

Asked if he would be open to the idea of providing support (with his solo band) on KISS's 2019 tour, Ace said: "It's up to Paul [Stanley] and Gene [Simmons]; they're running the show. I'm open to anything, if the check is big enough."

Regarding when fans should expect his new solo record to arrive, Frehley said: "[The] new album should be out in a couple of months. It's gonna be called 'Spaceman'." He went on to explain that he decided to give the LP that title after spending time with his former bandmate, Gene Simmons, at one of the KISS bassist/vocalist's recent "Vault Experience" events. "I said to the audience, 'What about calling my new album 'Forty Years Later', because it's been forty years since my first solo record — 1978," Ace recalled. "And Gene goes, 'No. You should call it 'Spaceman'.' So I figured I'd go with it. That's a nice sound bite. Someone says, 'How come it's called 'Spaceman'?' I go, 'Gene Simmons wanted me [to call it that].'"

Frehley's next studio album is expected to include the recently released single single, "
Bronx Boy", and the two songs he co-wrote last summer with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. The new effort will also contain an instrumental song called "Quantum Flux".

"Gene came over my house to write — it went fantastic," Ace said. "In a matter of three hours, he and I came up with two new songs for my [next] record. I'm thrilled." The occasion was momentous for another reason. "It was the first time I have worked with him while I was sober," he revealed, "and it was a pleasure."

April 27 : Ace Frehley premieres new digital single, "Bronx Boy"
From : KISS Related Recordings
ACE FREHLEY - Bronx Boy (digital single 2018)Today, on his 67th Birthday, Ace Frehley has released a brand new single, titled "Bronx Boy".

The single is the first track from an all-new, untitled full-length solo album to be released this summer.

"Bronx Boy" is available on all digital music services starting today.

here to preview and purchase the new Ace Frehley single, "Bronx Boy," available on iTunes and!

April 3 : CRISS Cat # 1 digital release - IMPORTANT UPDATE
From : KISS Related Recordings
On January 26, 2018 Tony Nicole Tony Records released CRISS "Cat # 1" as a digital release, available for download at, iTunes among other digital providers like Spotify, Deezer, eMusic.

CRISS - Cat # 1The digital newly released version of CRISS "Cat # 1" has been converted from the original Ampex reels to give the fans the unfiltered, raw and authentic sound that we know real fans can appreciate. By accident the January 26, 2018 digital release contains an early (master-) version of "Blue Moon Over Brooklyn" without Ace Frehley on guitar. This version is now removed from all digital providers and replaced March 16 with the version which features Ace Frehley on guitar.

From : Mega Music Distribution and Management

Jason Stokes

Chief Executive Officer

Dear Mr. Jelle Jansen,

Greetings from Mega Music Distribution and Management. As the distributor of the Cat #1 album by Peter Criss we felt that we owed you as well as all of the honorable and loyal Peter Criss fans an explanation concerning the newly released version of Peter Criss's Cat#1 album. Mr. Anthony Lombardi owner of TNT Records and rights holder of the Cat 1 album by Peter Criss has informed us of a few grievances concerning this release. On behalf of Mr. Anthony Lombardi, TNT Records and Mega Music Distribution and Management we would like to state that the previous Compact Disk and other releases other than digital are actually the remixed versions. The digital newly released version has been converted from the original Ampex reels to give the fans the unfiltered, raw and authentic sound that we know real fans can appreciate. The 2 seconds before play is the breath the band takes after record is pressed by the engineer, the dialogue from Peter is raw and unedited, the tune after Beth is the band so enthusiastic after recording they just kept vibing into a new tune. There is no sound distortion, what you are hearing is the original master.

To exterminate any confusion we are in the process of labeling the new release as (Original Master) It could possibly take between 14 -30 days before the new label is added to all of the digital networks but we just felt that it is our responsibility to keep you informed and express our dedication to always have the fans best interest in mind.

If there are any fans out there that you can reach that have downloaded the incorrect version of the Cat #1 album without Ace Frehley's guitar solo, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Anthony Lombardi at with proof of purchase and he will gladly send them a free download of the correct version with Ace Frehley's guitar solo. We would like to thank you Mr. Jelle Jansen for your expertise in rock music and bringing attention to the situation and contacting Mr. Lombardi to bring about a solution.

read letter in PDF  CLICKING HERE

below CRISS Cat #1 Ampex Reels used for the 2018 digital release.
("Truth" was originally called "Eventually")

CRISS : Cat # 1 album details

CRISS - Cat # 1March 25 : CRISS Cat # 1 digital release
From : KISS Related Recordings
Looks Tony Nicole Tony Records are back on track with the digital release of CRISS "Cat # 1". Since January 26, 2018 the album is available for download at and iTunes.

Tony Nicole Tony Records is also planning a vinyl reissue of the album later this year.

CRISS : Cat # 1 album details

last update : 2018-05-21

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