ACE FREHLEY Was Supposed To Perform AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” With BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN At Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony; Artisan News Service Report Streaming

August 1, 2014, 4 months ago

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ACE FREHLEY Was Supposed To Perform AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” With BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN At Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony; Artisan News Service Report Streaming

The Artisan News Service has uploaded a new video with original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and revealed that he was supposed to jam out AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” with Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band.

Frehley will release his first album in five years, Space Invader, in Germany/Scandinavia on August 15th and rest of Europe on August 18th via SPV/Steamhammer, and on August 19th in North America via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music).

The formats and tracklistings are detailed below:

Standard Version:

"Space Invader"
"Gimme A Feelin`" (radio edit)
"I Wanna Hold You"
"Change"
"Toys"
"Immortal Pleasures"
"Inside The Vortex"
"What Every Girl Wants"
"Past The Milky Way"
"Reckless"
"The Joker"
"Starship"

Limited Digi CD incl. 2 bonus tracks and poster:

"Space Invader"
"Gimme A Feelin`" (radio edit)
"I Wanna Hold You"
"Change"
"Toys"
"Immortal Pleasures"
"Inside The Vortex"
"What Every Girl Wants"
"Past The Milky Way"
"Reckless"
"The Joker"
"Starship"

Bonus Tracks:
"The Joker" (extended version)
"Reckless" (different remix version)

2 LP gatefold version incl. 4 bonus tracks, coloured vinyl, printed inner sleeves:

Side 1
"Space Invader"
"Gimme A Feelin`" (radio edit)
"I Wanna Hold You"
"Change"

Side 2
"Toys"
"Immortal Pleasures"
"Inside The Vortex"
"What Every Girl Wants"

Side 3
"Past The Milky Way"
"Reckless"
"The Joker"
"Starship"

Side 4 (Bonus Tracks)
"The Joker" (extended version)
"Reckless" (different remix version)
"Space Invader" (radio edit)
"Gimme A Feelin`" (explicit version

Japanese version bonus tracks:

"Reckless" (diff. mix bonus)
"Gimme A Feelin`" (explicit version bonus)
"Space Invader" (radio edit bonus)

The first single, "Gimme A Feelin'", can be heard streaming below:

For the official Space Invader artwork, Frehley tapped longtime friend and artist Ken Kelly who is widely known for his paintings in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy sub genres, most notably for the Conan the Barbarian novels. Kelly, who also created the iconic cover art for two of KISS’s bestselling LPS, Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977), says, "It was very exciting when I was approached with the idea of doing an album cover for Ace."

He continues, "I had spoken to Ace on a few occasions about the possibility, so I was delighted when it actually happened." Ace Frehley himself comments, ”I’ve been talking with Ken Kelly since 2007 about painting a CD Cover for me and it has finally happened! I couldn’t be more excited about the new Space Invader cover and the music behind it is also going to rock your world!” With nearly 35 years between projects, KISS fans will surely be excited about this long-time duo working together again. Kelly concludes, "I am very pleased with the results and proud to play a part of Ace's continuing successful career!"

Check out a new promo photo featuring Ace wearing clothing from the first KISS album photo session:

Frehley released the following statement surrounding the exciting news: “Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time. Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”

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