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Legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has been announced as a special guest for the October Rock 'N Shock Festival in Worcester, Mass.
Frehley, who will meet and greet fans and sign memorabilia, joins an impressive lineup of stars of all things horror and sci-fi, including Robert Englund (aka Freddie Krueger), Kane Hodder (Jason in "Friday the 13th"), Gary Busey ("Predator 2," "Pirhanna 3D") and scream queens Heather Lagenkamp ("A Nightmare on Elm Street") and Camille Keaton ("I Spit on Your Grave").
The three-day festival, which takes place at the DCU Center and the Palladium in Worcester, annually features several metal bands. Past performers have included Type O Negative, GWAR, Misfits, Meshuggah, Mushroomhead, The Haunted and Devil Driver.
Bands for this year's festival, which runs from Oct. 14-16, have yet to be announced. You can find more details at the Rock 'n Shock website here.
Orange Goblin announced last month that the band will be entering the studio in August to record a new album. The band also also now been confirmed to appear at the Hard Rock Hell V festival, which takes place at Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales from Thursday 1st of December to Sunday the 4th of December 2011.
Orange Goblin will play on the Main Stage on Saturday, December 3rd and other acts appearing over the weekend include Girlschool, Tygers of Pan Tang, Black Stone Cherry, The Quireboys, Raven, Praying Mantis, Tyketto, Black Spiders, SAHG, Therapy?, Wolfsbane, Witchfynde, an exclusive festival appearance by Ace Frehley and many more.
Check out this location for more details and ticket information.
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Hot on the heels of his latest album "Anomaly", Ace Frehley is about to release his first-ever official DVD on January 15th, 2010 titled "Behind the Player." Season of Mist Records issued the following statement about the DVD:
"Go behind the make up and see the real Ace Frehley as he unmasks his guitar playing style and a behind the scenes look at his life. 'Behind the Player' also includes rare live performances as well as in depth guitar lessons by Ace on the KISS classics 'Cold Gin' and 'Shock Me' and the new song 'Pain in the Neck.' Ace will lead you through the proper way to play these classics as well as the origins and inspirations of the songs. Discover the reasons why Ace was crowned 'one of the most influential guitarists in rock history'. Watch the Spaceman perform with special guest musicians Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES), John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE), George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), Chris Wyse (THE CULT), Tommy Clufetos (ROB ZOMBIE), Scotty Coogan (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION). Completing this ultimate black diamond are rare live footage, rare KISS photos and a documentary about Ace."
Ace Frehley’s "It’s Ace Downunder" tour is now scheduled for February 2010. The East Coast venues remain the same and all tickets bought for the October tour are valid for the rescheduled February shows. Due to overwhelming demand dates have also been added in Adelaide and Perth.
If you had tickets for the October shows and are unable to make the new dates you can obtain a refund from the ticketing agency.
Here are the new Ace Frehley tour dates:
Monday February 1st PERTH. Metropolis Fremantle
Thursday February 4thADELAIDE. HQ.
Friday February 5th MELBOURNE Palace (formerly Metro)
Sunday February 7th SYDNEY Enmore Theatre Proudly supported by Utopia Records
Monday February 8th BRISBANE The Tivoli
Season of Mist recently announced a deal with legendary guitarist ACE FREHLEY, of KISS fame.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, Ace has emerged to add a new exclamation point to his celebrated solo career. Scheduled for release on September 15th, the original KISS guitarist's fifth solo album, "Anomaly," will be released on his own Bronx Born Records, with Rocket Science (USA) and Season of Mist (Europe) providing full label service platforms.
To commemorate the event, Gibson has created their second ACE FREHLEY signature Les Paul guitar. The first, in 1997, was one of the best-selling signature models of all time.
The record includes several nods to his distinguished career throughout, from the pickup acrobatics of "Fractured Quantum", through a supercharged cover of SWEET's 1975 classic "Fox on the Run" to the unmistakable signature solo on "Outer Space" and wah-wah scourge of "Genghis Khan" (featuring backup vocals from MEAT LOAF's daughter Pearl Aday).