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May 30, 2007
INTERVIEW WITH PETER CRISS

Bravewords.com have published a new interview with Peter Criss. Peter says he considers going on tour with his new album. There will also be a rock album and maybe a swing ablum coming out. He also says he is writing a book, which should be out by 2009. Read the whole interview here.
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May 29, 2007

BRUCE KULICK IN LONDON

Bruce is in London taking part at the "Rock and Roll Fantasy camp". Check out his report in his blog on his website here.
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May 28, 2007

ERIC SINGER IN OLIVIA NEWTON JOHNS VIDEO

Eric Singer appeared in the video-clip for Olivia Newton John's "Culture Shock". The video from the mid '80s can be seen here.
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May 27, 2007

INTERVIEW WITH PAUL STANLEY

Paul talks about touring in Australia and "Rocking it out". Click here to see the interview.
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May 26, 2007

ACE FREHLEY NEWS

(from eddietrunk.com)
5/25/07: Stopped by an visited my old friend Ace Frehley last night at the NYC studio where he is now mixing his upcoming CD. Ace is doing so well, is totally healthy and just in a great place now. I am very proud of him. Ace has recorded 10 new songs so far and is completing 3 to use as a demo for now. I can tell you there is some strong label interest so he will no doubt have several options to release it. I heard 2 of the 3 new songs that are being finalized and I must say I was really impressed with them. It is classic sounding Ace singing and playing. One track had a vocal from Ace that almost had a Beatles type vibe, but still rockin. You will also be happy to know that Ace plays all guitar and sings all vocals. The recordings were made with a trio of Ace, Anton Fig on drums and new bassist Anthony Esposito (Lynch Mob). The touring band will be Ace, Anthony and other players TBA. Ace also told me he wrote all the songs just before going into the studio, so this is all fresh stuff. I'm really excited by the two songs I heard. It is by far the most "Kiss-like" music from any past or present member of the bands respective solo albums. We hung out for a couple hours, talked about the old days and had some Japanese food. Really fun night and was great to see him as always. More news when I can share it and of course keep an ear on the radio shows and to this site for all the exclusive Ace news and music. Ace is back!

PS: There is NO set release date or live shows yet, when there is I will post!

Eddie Trunk

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May 26, 2007

PAUL AT NY ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY CAMP

Paul will take part in the New York Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp from Aug. 31 - Sep. 3, 2007. More infos here.
Here you can see
Paul Stanley rehearse with campers in the studio and then performs live on stage with the campers at the famed House of Blues in Hollywood, California on the Sunset Strip!
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May 26, 2007

INTERVIEW WITH GENE SIMMONS

Click here to read an interview with Gene Simmons about politics and Family Jewels on radaronline.com.

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May 25, 2007

SHARON OSBOURNES WARNING TO GENE SIMMONS

(from entertainmentwise.com)
More foul mouthed words have come out of the mouth of Sharon Osbourne, and this time Gene Simmons is the one on the receiving end.

Speaking to Blender Magazine, Sharon sums up her feelings towards the KISS front man thus: "[Simmons] said that our kids are on drugs and that his aren't messed up like that. He'll always be C-list, and his wife's snatch has been rubbed on every pole in L.A. I'll fucking tear his head off and stick it up his wife's cunt!"

Brilliant.

Hold on, didn’t both Kelly and Jack go to rehab for substance abuse treatment?
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May 23, 2007

PAUL ADDS MISSOURI ART EXHIBITIONS

(from www.paulstanley.com)
Wentworth Gallery is pleased to present two art exhibitions by artist, rock icon, legendary frontman of KISS, Paul Stanley. He will make two special appearances at the Wentworth Gallery in Des Peres, MO on Friday, August 17 & Saturday, August 18.

Paul Stanley's Wentworth Gallery Appearances:

Friday, August 17, 6-9 PM & Saturday, August 18, 6-9 PM

Wentworth Gallery - Westfield Shopping Center
53 West County Center
Des Peres, MO
RSVP - 314-821-8884

Call for details on Special VIP Reception with Paul Stanley
314-821-8884 or 800-732-6140

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May 23, 2007

NEW PETER CRISS PRO MARK DRUMSTICKS AVAILABLE

This interview with Peter Criss is posted on the Pro Mark website:

Pro-Mark is pleased to announce two new Autograph Models bearing the autograph of legendary KISS drummer Peter Criss!

The TXR3JW, also known as the JazzCat, is 16 1/8" long and .512" (13mm) in diameter. It is made of American hickory with an "arrowhead" shaped tip and ‘Natural’ finish. The 3J is a relatively thin and long stick, like a Pro-Mark TXJZW stick, and is designed for lighter playing applications. The imprint on the JazzCat was hand-drawn by Peter.

The TX3RW is 16 1/8" long and .531" (13.5mm) in diameter with a short taper for a more front-heavy rock feel. It is made of American hickory with a modified oval-shaped tip and Millennium II« finish.

Suggested retail price for the TXR3JW and TX3RW is $13.45, and both are in stock for immediate delivery.

We caught up with Peter recently and asked a few questions to find out what he's been up to lately... here's what he had to say:

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May 23, 2007

RADIO REALITY KISS SPECIAL

(from Kissonline.com)
Radio Reality Check is hosting another KISS Special on May 24th! This edition of the fan produced radio show will focus on Paul Stanley.
Listen live to the show on www.radiorealitycheck.com beginning at 11 PM EST Thursday.
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May 21, 2007

CHRISTINE SIXTEEN 2
"Christine Sixteen 2", another High School Tribute to Kiss is now available. For more infos check out http://www.highschooltributes.com
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May 19, 2007

ACE LIVE CLIPS
Here are a few live clips of Ace live at the House of Blues Thursday night on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdP2kqzK0jQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDkBE2EMEZo
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May 19, 2007

ACE AT BLACK TOOTH BASH
(from kissonline.com)
Ace Frehley led a high-energy performance of “Cold Gin” with Vinnie Paul on drums at the Black Tooth Bash, Thursday night at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California. Ace joined other rockers at the Bash in memory of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbot. The event was attended by Dimebag's friends, family, and fans.
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Photo by Jarrod Vrazel : zrock.com

For additional photos of Ace from the event visit http://www.zrock.com/zforum/about973.html .
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May 19, 2007

ACE FREHLEY ATTENDS DIMEBAG DARRELL'S ROCKWALK INDUCTION
(from kisskollector.com)
Ace Frehley attended yesterday’s induction of the late Dimebag Darrell into the Hollywood RockWalk. Ace was one of the celebrities who spoke in honor of Dimebag, who’s known to be a huge KISS and Ace Frehley fan (and was buried in a KISS Kasket donated by Gene Simmons).

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May 15, 2007
PAUL ADDS ILLINOIS ART EXHIBITION
(from paulstanley.com)
Wentworth Gallery is pleased to present an art exhibition by artist, rock icon, legendary front man and lead singer of KISS Paul Stanley. He will make a special appearance at the Wentworth Gallery in Schaumburg, IL -- Sunday July 22.

Paul Stanley's Wentworth Gallery Appearance:

Sunday - July 22, 2007 3-6 PM
Wentworth Gallery - Woodfield Shopping Center
5 Woodfield Shopping Center
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

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May 13, 2007

"PAUL LYNDE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL" COMING ON DVD
(from sitcomsonline.com)
S'more Entertainment will soon be releasing a lot of DVDs. One of them will be The Paul Lynde Halloween Special from such shows like Bewitched. On October 2, they'll be releasing the amazingly bizarre, iconic and special as a single DVD at $14.99. Not only is the resplendent Lynde in fine form in this October 1976 TV special, he's joined by Margaret Hamilton (who dons the entire costume from The Wizard of Oz for the only time since the original 1939 release, including the green make-up). She is joined by Witchie Poo (Billie Hayes) from H.R. Pufnstuf playing her 'sister', Tim Conway, Donny and Marie Osmond, Billy Barty, Roz "Pinkie Tuscadero" Kelly", Betty White, Florence Henderson and as musical guests...KISS, in their first TV appearance!
KISS performs 3 songs and the footage of them on stage 'talking' with Lynde is priceless.
S'more also has a deal with DiC to release such animated shows as The Littles and The Get-Along Gang. And they will be releasing more series in the future, which I'm sure many of us will be glad to have. We'll let you know as soon as they make it official!
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May 12, 2007

ULTIMATE KISS FAN BOB TELLS ALL
(from gerogexiro/Kiss Forum)
George Xirocostas and Keith Tarrier form KISS ARMY AUSTRALIA has an exclusive interview with Bob, the Ultimate KISS Fan as seen on A&E's Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

They organised an interview with Bob Brunson about spending the day with Gene Simmons. In this interview Bob tells all about the Demon, what he was really like and how he really did treat his Ultimate KISS Fan behind the scenes.

Click here to read the interview.
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May 12, 2007

AUCTION FOR PEDIATRIC AIDS
(from kissonline.com)

Click here to visit the auction.

HUGE LOT OF RARE/LIMITED EDITION KISS COMIC GROUP/KISS 4K ITEMS SIGNED BY GENE SIMMONS AND PAUL STANLEY WITH CALL FROM GENE SIMMONS TO THE WINNING BIDDER!

This is an absolutely rare, one of a kind, once in a lifetime auction offered by the KISS Comics Group/KISS 4K as part of the launch of one of the most exciting events in comic book history.

This auction features over 10 rare and limited items, all autographed by both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. This auction features a mock up of Issue #1 of the new KISS Comic - KISS 4K! This is the biggest comic book ever printed and measures 30" high x 18" wide. This was signed by both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

The mock up that the winner will receive includes a cover page and the back page with approximately 4 pages printed on the inside with the remainder of the book blank. The mock up was one of three mock up books used with press to launch the KISS COMICS GROUP on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Platinum Studios CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. The mock ups were completed to illustrate the size and dimension of the DESTROYER EDITION versus the standard comic book size. They were not distributed anywhere. The prototype was then signed by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in front of an audience at the Wizard World LA convention on March, 2006.

This auction also includes the following items:

-Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley Signed Photo - Gene & Paul will sign a photo just for you! Comes with a COA from KISS 4K Comics Group
-Original KISS 4K sketch signed by Gene and Paul.
-KISS 4K #1 Limited Edition Gold Foil Variant Cover Limited to 100 - Signed by Gene and Paul
-KISS 4K #1 Destroyer Edition Sketch Edition Cover Limited to 150 Signed by Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley (30" x 18")
-KISS 4K #1 Destroyer Edition Black Bar Edition Cover Limited to 300 (30" x 18") signed by Gene and Paul
-KISS 4K #1 Destroyer Edition White Bar Edition Cover Limited to 300 (30" x 18") Signed by Gene and Paul
-Wizard #186 WW LA Variant KISS Cover Limited Edition signed by Gene and Paul
-KISS 4K Lithograph - Signed by Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley
-Untrimmed KISS 4K #1 Destroyer Edition Limited Edition Signed by Gene & Paul Limited to only 150 (30" x 18")
-KISS Bible Press Kit - This limited edition Bible was used for press only and limited to only 99 pieces signed by Gene and Paul. Comes with a letter from KISS Comics Group signed by Scott Rosenberg.

THE WINNER WILL ALSO RECEIVE A CONGRATULATORY TELEPHONE CALL FROM GENE SIMMONS!

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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May 11, 2007

VINTAGE KISS PHOTOS
Here you can see a lot of great old vintage Kiss photos:
1975 Alive photos
1976 Destroyer photos
Alive II LA Forum photos
1979 Dynasty photos
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May 11, 2007

PAUL MAURI ART EXHIBITION
(from paulstanley.com)
Paul will hold an Art Exhibition on Friday June 15 at Celebrites Gallery in Wailea, Hawaii. Paul will unveil some of his new Original and Mix media paintings.
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May 11, 2007

BRUCE KULICK IN BRAZIL
(from Kiss Killers oficial)
Photos of Bruce Kulick in Campinas Brazil, day 10:
http://kisskillers.oficial.sites.uol.com.br/brucekulick.html

VÝdeos:
Unholy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW8745JvDOg

Union
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks9ALMKhNWQ
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May 11, 2007

KISS ROLLS OUT INITIAL SUMMER DATES
(from livedaily.com)
by Tjames Madison
LiveDaily Contributor
Veteran rockers KISS have announced a pair of shows for July, the first steps in building what the band, in a website posting last month, had hinted will likely become a full-blown summer tour.
So far, the only destinations the band has on its calendar are a July 20 show in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and an appearance the following day at Rock Festival 2007 in Cadott, WI. Australian-American rockers Mink, touring behind their debut single, 'Talk to Me," will provide opening support for both shows.

Joining bassist/singer Simmons and guitarist/singer Paul Stanley on stage are drummer Eric Singer--who first played with the group during the band's non-make-up years--and guitarist Tommy Thayer. In concert, Singer and Thayer wear the makeup and costumes made famous by original members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, respectively.

One-time KISS guitarist Mark St. John--real name Mark Norton--died in early April of an apparent brain hemorrhage, according to KISS' official website. He was 51.

St. John, a member of KISS during its non-makeup years, replaced the group's second guitarist, Vinnie Vincent, and appeared on the band's 1984 album, "Animalize." As the group was preparing to launch a tour behind the release, St. John developed an arthritic condition that caused his hands and arms to swell, which prevented him from touring. He was replaced by guitarist Bruce Kulick.

"Mark tried his best to become the guitar player that KISS and our fans needed, so that we could continue moving forward," Stanley posted on the band's website. "I enjoyed and am proud of our work together on Animalize and know how much he wanted to take that leap to the stage to play with us live. He was gracious in his acceptance that it wouldn't happen and was supportive of Bruce and a gentleman when it was clear that his ailment would end his time with us."
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May 9, 2007

ROCK THE NATION DVD CERTIFIED DOUBLE PLATINUM
Kissonline has posted this photo of the official RIAA double platinum Award from Thommy Thayer for the "Rock the nation" DVD.
That means, that the record company has shipped out 100.000 copies of the DVD set "Rock the nation" to retailers in the US.
The DVD set contains 2 DVDs, each one counts as one unit against the sales certification, which makes 100.000 copies of the DVD-set a double platinum certification. For exact details on the gold and platinum sales figures and how the RIAA does count them, please click here.
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May 9, 2007

BRUCE KULICK GUITAR CLINIC
(from www.kulick.net)
Bruce will be holding a guitar clinic at Speed King in Sarmiento 1679, Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 14, 2007. For reservations/tickets email soundsandjams@gmail.com .
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May 8, 2007

PAUL ADDS ORLANDO ART EXHIBITIONS
PaulArtGallery2007.jpg (28754 Byte)(from paulstanley.com)
Paul Stanley - The Legendary KISS Front Man Presents His Collection of Paintings and Limited Editions at Wentworth Gallery

Wentworth Gallery is pleased to present an art exhibition by artist, rock icon, legendary front man and lead singer of KISS Paul Stanley. He will make two special appearances at the Wentworth Gallery in Orlando, FL -- Friday July 6, 2007 and Saturday July 7, 2007.

Paul Stanley's Wentworth Gallery Appearances:

Friday - July 6, 2007 6-9 PM
Saturday - July 7, 2007 6-9 PM

Wentworth Gallery
The Mall at Millenia
4200 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL
RSVP: 407-903-9055

*Call for details on the special VIP Reception with Paul - 407-903-9055 or 800-732-6140.

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May 8, 2007

KISS PHOTOS
Check out some cool Kiss photos like this one below at www.jewsrock.org.
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May 6, 2007

ERIC SINGER WITH LORDI
Kissonline posted a photo of Eric Singer posing with Lordi at the New York Kiss Expo yeaterday. Lordi will be performing this week again at this years Eurovision song contest in Helsinki. Lordi are now managed by original Kiss manager Bill Aucoin.
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May 6, 2007

PAUL AT CHARLOTTE WENTWORTH GALLERY
Check out www.paulstanley.com for recent pictures of Paul at the Charlotte Wentworth Gallery as well as Paul at the Kidney Foundation Gala, on the set of WCNC News in Charlotte, at Channel 14 News in Charlotte and at the Bob & Sheri show in Charlotte.
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May 6, 2007

THOMMY THAYER Q & A
(from tommythayer.com)
Question 1: Tommy, I just want to thank you for your continued support of our Armed Forces. I have been with the KISS Army forever, and the Air Force for 17 years. I want you to know how much you are appreciated as a member of KISS, and your undaunted support for the troops. I truly enjoyed meeting you on the Rock The Nation Tour backstage, it was an honor to meet such humble person. Good luck to you and all your endeavors, and I can't wait to see you and/or your work, which is truly first class. Thanks for all you do.
- Brent Mickley, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota

Answer: Brent, It means a lot to hear from you and your kind words. I really do appreciate what a fantastic job you and all US Armed Forces are doing. Many people take it for granted and they don't understand that we wouldn't have a United States of America if it weren't for you, defending our liberty and freedoms. All the best to you, Tommy

Question 2: Hi Tommy, I love your guitar style. It is reminds me some of Steve Clark/Def Leppard style. Anyway, about your guitar gear... Do you prefer Les Pauls that have a wide 50's neck or slim 60's? Do you also use stock Gibson pickups or aftermarket Duncans?
Kind Regards, Ken Crouch, Memphis, Tennessee

Answer: Hey Ken, Good observation on my guitar style, I do come from a Steve Clark style of playing, I love earlier Def Leppard, On Through The Night, High & Dry, etc. My Les Pauls generally have 1960-ish necks, which are a bit thinner, I guess it's just what I'm used to. I have pretty big hands, so if I played the 1958 type necks (stockier) I'd probably could get used to those too! I've used all kinds of pickups through the years. I always used to use Duncan/Jeff Beck models, but since I've played in KISS, it's been Gibson 498s. Hope that helps.. TT

Question 3: Hello Tommy, I saw you and Gene bowling on the Rock the Nation DVD and was wondering how long you have been a bowler and your highest score?
Peace, Kevin Corren, Sunnyvale, California

Answer: Kevin, I've bowled off and on since I was 13 or 14 and have been in a few leagues along the way. My top score is a 265, not bad for a guitar player...

Question 4: Hi Tommy, I read recently that the Rock The Nation Live! DVD achieved platinum status for sales in the US, is that true? The reason I ask is because I hadn't heard anything about it.
Thanks, Zach Hartnett, Austin, Texas

Answer: Another good question. The KISS Rock The Nation Live! DVD was recently awarded Double-Platinum sales status here in the US by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). We just received our award plaques a couple weeks ago, what an honor!

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May 6, 2007

GENE SIMMONS ON "O'REILLY FACTOR"
Click here to see an interview with Gene Simmons on "O'Reilly Factor".
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May 1, 2007

PAUL STANLEY AUSTRALIAN TOUR PHOTO GALLERY
(from Fred Vehert)
127 exclusive pics from the recently completed Paul Stanley Australian Tour have been added to DN's news weblog, KISS World News!! Check them out here and feel yourself free to post your comments. A big thank you to the 2 photographers, Thierry and "SylvAce", who have attended the whole tour!

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May 1, 2007

PETER CRISS TO RELEASE NEW SOLO CD
(from Music 5, Intern)
ROCK LEGEND PETER CRISS TO RELEASE NEW SOLO CD “ONE FOR ALL” WORLDWIDE JULY 24 ON SILVERCAT RECORDS VIA SONY/RED DISTRIBUTION

Peter Criss, founding member and drummer of iconic rock group KISS, will release his new solo CD entitled ONE FOR ALL July 24 on Silvercat Records, distributed by Sony/Red. The CD will be distributed day-and-date to fans across the globe.

An autobiographical collection of songs that Criss produced and recorded over the course of two years, ONE FOR ALL also includes several cover tunes that reflect his outlook on life at this point in his long-standing career.

The lead vocalist and co-writer of what to this day remains KISS’ biggest Billboard hit, Beth, which also went on to win a People’s Choice Award, Criss goes back to his songwriting roots with this new CD. Says Criss: “The most important thing is that my fans and other people will get a whole new outlook on me with this CD. I’m reinventing myself at my own pace, and for me, it’s now, more than ever, about being true.”

ONE FOR ALL is the first fully self-produced CD that Criss has recorded -- in addition to arranging and writing the lyrics and melodies for most of the material on the CD.

Joined by longtime friends and acclaimed musicians – Grammy award-winning bandleader Paul Shaffer and bassist Will Lee, as well as guitarist Mike McLaughlin -- ONE FOR ALL is a variously styled project, profoundly rich in ballads that touches on all aspects of Criss’ life, and draws on his love of rock and R&B. The title track, recorded with the Church of Transfiguration Boys Choir, was written in the wake of 9/11 and sets the tone for the CD. Other songs include: Doesn’t Get Better Than This, Last Night, Faces in the Crowd, Heart Behind the Hands, Send in The Clowns, and even a tribute song to his longtime bandmate and friend Ace Frehley titled Space Ace.

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