***NEWS***

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ACE FREHLEY

ROCK LEGEND ACE FREHLEY SIGNS
WORLDWIDE MULTI ALBUM DEAL WITH
ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC

“SPACE INVADER,” FIRST NEW ALBUM
IN FIVE YEARS, AVAILABLE ON 6/24/14

FREHLEY TO BE INDUCTED INTO ROCK
AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND
TO APPEAR AT THE REVOLVER GOLDEN
GODS AWARDS IN APRIL

(New York, NY) – 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee  ACE FREHLEY will release SPACE INVADER, his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on June 24th, 2014. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker.”  This album is the first release under Frehley’s new universal deal on eOne Music.

Frehley has released an official 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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Widely known as the original “Space Ace” and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member.  In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove,” from any of the legendary KISS solo albums; (peaking at #13).   The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show “Entourage” and was also KISS’ second bestselling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Beth” and “Calling Dr. Love” even after 36 years.

Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a welcoming response among critics. “’Anomaly’ shows why many rock and metal guitarists list ‘Space Ace’ as a prime six-string influence,” said Rolling Stone.

ACE FREHLEY will participate in the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS show by presenting the Dimebag Darrell “Best Guitarist” Award alongside label-mate Zakk Wylde. The awards show will take place on April 23, 2014 at the CLUB NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now!

Frehley adds comment.

 “It’s exciting to finally be part of the Golden Gods, awards and an honor to be part of any Dimebag memorial award.  He was a friend, and I know everyone misses him, as do I.”

 

BUCKCHERRY NEWS

From former bassist Jimmy “Two Fingers” Ashhurst

Ok that’s it…
Now even my doorman’s checking on me to make sure I’m not dead sooo…, here goes.
Over a month ago now the band collectively decided that they would prefer to proceed without me.
I haven’t made any sort of announcement prior to today since I believed and still believe that this news should have come from the band itself.
However, since they’re already on their 3rd or 4th show without me and still haven’t let anyone know (maybe they’re having trouble finding wifi or somethin …that shit’s expensive yo); since it was not my decision to leave the band; since I’m uncomfortable not answering the many kind but speculative messages I’ve been receiving; and finally since I believe that there are folks out there who’ve been loyal and supportive of us over the years and as such have a right to know; – Im forced post this myself in order to finally put this to rest and move forward with whatever shows up next for me.
If you’re looking for a reason you’ll need to ask them, since the one they gave me of my being ‘unhappy’ and of them ‘doing-me-a -favor-to-release-me-from-this-torment’ isn’t really resounding with the ‘Ring of Truth’…. (If everyone who had a job were sacked for being unhappy who’d clean the tollets for fuck’s sake, only happy people? … dunno…but I digress…)
While it is true I’d become unhappy about certain aspects of touring and of the state of Rock and Roll in general that I believed were of vital importance to our collective well-being, I still believe that those issues could have easily been resolved as a group. Sadly others did not agree and as a result- result.
I dunno. Im gonna go with “Im a Democrat and they’re Republicans” if anyone demands an answer or whatever…As far as what I’m gonna do next…
Welllll hahaaaa…ZERO for the moment, but after a bit of refresh/recharge I doubt that I’ll be able to resist the temptation of the Devil’s music for very long.
First and foremost, however, I very much wanna take a moment to enjoy the life that my work with the band has provided me with, while it lasts, and I thank the band, all of em, for giving me this opportunity to do so.
I wish nothing but continued success for the guys, and I hope the new guy works out great
(I dunno who it is so please don’t ask. I do hope he’s super cute though).

In closing, to all fans of the band: Arrivederci, Nos vemos, Au revoir, いってきます, Até mais, and See ya later…

but to everyone else… Im back.

Buckcherry’s Statement

Recently many of you have been contacting us wondering what exactly is going on with our current line up, our bassist, and generally wondering why we haven’t addressed this directly. For the sake of setting the record straight and letting our fans know what’s up, here it is:

With heavy hearts and with great difficulty we have decided to part ways with our long time bandmate Jimmy Ashhurst. This was not an easy decision, nor was it a rash decision made in haste. It’s not our desire to air dirty laundry or inner band circumstances that brought about this result. Every band has its issues, and while we have gone to great lengths to minimize them and work through them, this band has had its own issues like any other. We in no way wish to put Jimmy in an unfavorable light. Simply put, we felt it was in the best interest of the collective group to find a replacement for Jimmy, for the good of the group as well as the good of Jimmy. This was communicated to him very clearly and with much respect. He was given the opportunity, after many years of freely voicing his extreme level of unhappiness on a daily basis, to step aside. He chose to stay and remain in a situation that not only wasn’t working for him, but also was beginning to diminish the collective happiness, creativity, and progress of the band. That, to us, was unacceptable. We feel our fans deserve a band in which all 5 guys you pay your hard earned money to see actually want to be there and are grateful for the opportunity play music. Regardless of half-assed, sideways social media posts to the contrary, that was no longer the case for Jimmy based soley on his actions and daily conversations with him over the past few years. There is no victim here as we have, individually and collectively, attempted to make this a situation that works for all of us. We wish Jimmy the best, he is a great musician. Now, we are moving forward. Any delay in getting this news to our fans was simply due to our focus on finding and rehearsing a suitable replacement for our tour of South America. Please welcome our friend Kelly Lemieux who will be handling bass duties for the remainder of our 2013 touring schedule.

Keith, Josh, Stevie, and Xavier

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