ACE FREHLEY RELEASES NEW ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MISSION TO MARS”

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Ace Frehley has released the music video for “Mission to Mars.” he was “Space Ace” for 16 cumulative years spanning 2 tenures with the multi-platinum selling rock band KISS.

The music video is entirely animated by artist Christopher Fequiere, a first for Frehley. Chock full of KISS fandom easter eggs, this video is the second music video that we’ve seen from the Spaceman LP. “Mission to Mars” follows the release of “Rockin’ With The Boys” that was released last year.

Spaceman debuted at #5 Rock, #5 Vinyl and #9 on Billboard’s Current Album Sales Charts and has gone on to sell more than 10,000 pieces of vinyl alone.

“No need to worry, I’ll be home soon, ’cause I’m rockin’ with the boys,” Frehley sings on “Rockin’ With the Boys,” which tells the tale of life on the road. Ace says he wrote the original version of the song back in KISS’s heyday in the ’70s. Both “Rockin With The Boys” and “Bronx Boy” are available on all streaming platforms today and are iTunes instant grat tracks for fans who preorder the album.

Gene Simmons plays bass on the album opener, “Without You I’m Nothing,” and “Your Wish Is My Command,” which Gene also co-wrote. Both songs were recorded at Frehley’s home studio in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Ace played bass on all of the other songs on Spaceman (2, 4-9):
1. Without You I’m Nothing
2. Rockin’ With the Boys
3. Your Wish Is My Command
4. Bronx Boy
5. Pursuit Of Rock and Roll
6. I Wanna Go Back
7. Mission To Mars
8. Off My Back
9. Quantum Flux

Ace’s reconnection with Simmons and fellow KISS vocalist-guitarist Paul Stanley started when Stanley joined Ace on a cover of Free’s “Fire and Water” for 2016’s covers LP Origins, Vol. 1).

The title “Spaceman” was suggested by Simmons and serves as the first collection of all new Frehley-penned material since 2014’s Space Invader, which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart. in the currently weak music industry, the LP scored the highest charting position of any former or current KISS band member ever and marked Frehley’s first return to the Top 10 since KISS’s 1998 Psycho Circus reunion album, when people still bought albums.

Frehley’s self-titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the Top 40 single, “New York Groove”, which peaked at #13.

1. Without You I’m Nothing
2. Rockin’ With the Boys
3. Your Wish Is My Command
4. Bronx Boy
5. Pursuit Of Rock and Roll
6. I Wanna Go Back
7. Mission To Mars
8. Off My Back
9. Quantum Flux

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