Ace Frehley will release Space Invader, his first solo album in five years, on June 24th. The effort will feature “at least” nine new songs, according to a statement, and a cover of the Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker.”
“I’m really excited about this record, because everybody that’s heard the tracks just says they think some of the tracks are even better than [Frehley’s 2009 LP] Anomaly, and even showing another side of me,” the former KISS guitarist told Rolling Stone.
Frehley said that the album would feature collaborations with his girlfriend Rachael Gordon, and he told Rolling Stone that an album of covers and remakes would follow Space Invader. “That one will be a real treat for the fans, too,” he said. “[I want to] get some celebrity guests to play on it, some of the covers and stuff, get Slash, Mike McCready, my buddy from Pearl Jam. You know. The list is endless.” Then, with a laugh, he added, “I might even get Gene [Simmons] to play bass on a track.”