May 16, 2008

Kiss guitarist more than just a rock star

Source: Myrtlebeach Online
Written by Steve Palisin
Art has always captured rock guitarist Ace Frehley‘s eye.

After joining KISS in the mid-1970s at its lead guitarist, with the “Spaceman” makeup and silver sprayed hair, Frehley designed the group’s logo.

“There was a point in my life when I wanted to become a graphic artist,” he said last month in a phone chat from Westchester County, N.Y. “But the music kind of took over.”

Frehley will play tonight at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach.

He said he’s shooting for 12 tracks on his next album, his first in 18 years, with a release in early summer. Studio work has spanned more than 6 months, and some of the songs go back 12 years.

Speaking about his avocation, Frehley said, “I always knew I was a good artist. I just finished up designs for a biker shirt for the next tour. I just love playing with art. I’ve been working on Photoshop forever.”

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