David “Gus” Griesinger of BackstageAxxess.com recently conducted an interview with original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked about his plans to write a follow-up to his New York Times best seller “No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir”, Ace said, “Towards the end of [writing] the [‘No Regrets’] book, I finally got hold of a lot of the people I wanted to talk to and then I had the deadline, and by the time the deadline came around, a lot of the stories didn’t make it into the first book. So the stuff that didn’t make it into the first book is gonna be in the second book. . . [The book publishers] are not rushing me this time. They said, ‘Ace, take your time. Get everything in. Don’t miss a story.'”
“No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir”, landed at position No. 10 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list. The book, which is described as a look back at Ace‘s “life of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll,” arrived on November 1, 2011 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon Schuster.
“No Regrets”, which was published under Gallery‘s VH1 Books imprint, was co-written by New York Times journalist Joe Layden who also authored “The Last Great Fight” about what is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James “Buster” Douglas‘ tenth-round knockout win over Mike Tyson in 1990.
Frehley performed with KISS from its inception in 1973 until his first departure in 1982 before rejoining KISS in 1996 for a very successful reunion tour. Frehley‘s second stint lasted until 2002 as Ace went back to being a solo artist again, but the stories and memories still remain from touring in one of rock and roll’s most successful acts of all time.
Ace‘s latest album, “Anomaly”, was released on September 15, 2009 via Ace‘s own Bronx Born Records, with Rocket Science providing a full label service platform in the U.S., “Anomaly” was produced and recorded in Westchester County, New York between 2007 and 2009 and was mixed in Los Angeles.