Ace Frehley Hires Gene Simmons' Solo Band

Ace Frehley had such a good time performing with Gene Simmons's band when they toured Australia together in August that he decided to fire his band and hire them.

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Ace tells The Cassius Morris Show, "They also did eight shows with me in Japan and I realized that … they were better than my current lineup, so I've decided to make a change. They're younger and more hungry."

With Gene about to hit the road with KISS at the end of January on their End of the Road World Tour, and Ace releasing his new album, Spaceman, on October 19th, the timing is perfect.

When not backing Ace or Gene, two of the members of the band -- Philip Shouse and Jeremy Asbrock -- lead Thee Rock n' Roll Residency, a Nashville-based tribute band that have been joined by the likes of Alice Cooper, Robin Zander and Roger Glover from Deep Purple.

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