It's been a long time since we last seen some Ace action in Kerrang!, but a new interview has been published today by Justin Norton. Apologies also for the lack of updates recently, we've had some health issues to deal with but back on the mend now :-)

(photo: Raymond Ahner via Kerrang)

"In 1978, when I was just a boy, one of my friends hosted a birthday celebration in our townhouse community. While most of the day escapes me, one moment stands out despite the decades: my friend opened a present to reveal KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley’s debut solo album. It seemed to glow like a mystical relic in the living room. We put on the record and were promptly floored by the first track, Rip It Out.

My birthday was days later. I did not get the album. But I did get the memory – and many others – of Ace Frehley. “That is a special album – it just has that spark,” Ace tells me decades later at his hotel room in Berkeley, California, on the second night of a club tour in advance of his upcoming solo album, Spaceman, due out October 19."

Read the full interview over at Kerrang!