Ace Frehley may not have a chance to perform with KISS at the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, but he's certainly taking advantage of the profile.
The original KISS guitarist has announced a June 24 release of "Space Invader," his first new solo album in five years. The set will include nine new songs as well as a cover of the Steve Miller Band classic "The Joker."
In a statement, Frehley says that, "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 has yet to come!"
As Kiss' Spaceman character, Frehley has maintained an identity as an alien from another world living on Earth. Frehley is expected to attend the Rock Hall ceremony on April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and he'll also be part of this year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards, presenting the Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist Award with Zakk Wylde. Frehley is planning to tour in support of "Space Invader" this summer.