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Ace Frehley Announces New Covers Album Featuring Kiss' Paul Stanley, Slash and More

Ace Frehley Announces New Covers Album Featuring Kiss' Paul Stanley, Slash and More

Ace Frehley has announced the release of ‘Origins Vol. 1,’ a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016. Most notably, Kiss frontman Paul Stanley joins Ace on Free's hit, "Fire and Water." This collaboration marks the first time that Frehley and Stanley appear on the same studio recording since Kiss’ 1998 reunion album ‘Psycho Circus.’

Other guests on ‘Origins Vol. 1’ include Slash, who trades leads on Thin Lizzy's "Emerald," Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple "Wild Thing," Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition "Parasite" for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic." Pearl Jam's Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his Kiss ‘Alive!’ mainstay "Cold Gin."

Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between the two of them. "We've always been friends," he says. "The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy."

"White Room," which can be streamed at, is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the Cream cover song instantly.

The full track list for 'Origins Vol. 1' is:

01. White Room (CREAM)
02. Street Fighting Man (ROLLING STONES)
03. Spanish Castle Magic (JIMI HENDRIX) (feat. John 5)
04. Fire And Water (FREE) (feat. Paul Stanley)
05. Emerald (THIN LIZZY) (feat. Slash)
06. Bring It On Home (LED ZEPPELIN)
07. Wild Thing (THE TROGGS) (feat. Lita Ford)
08. Parasite (KISS) (feat. John 5)
09. Magic Carpet Ride (STEPPENWOLF)
10. Cold Gin (KISS) (feat. Mike McCready)
11. Till The End Of The Day (THE KINKS)
12. Rock And Roll Hell (KISS)

Today Rolling Stone debuts "White Room," the classic hit originally performed by Cream.

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