Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Ace Frehley announces the release of Origins Vol. 2, his highly-anticipated second collection of eleven rock \’n\’ roll covers, due out on September 18, 2020. Today, he also releases the first single, a flawless cover of Deep Purple\’s 1972 hit, \”Space Truckin\’\” available now on all streaming platforms, and as an official music video.
Recorded at The Creation Lab in Turlock, CA, Frehley recorded guitar, bass, and vocals on \”Space Truckin\’\” with long-time studio drummer Matt Star and keyboard player Rob Sabino (Peter Frampton, Simon & Garfunkel).
Ace offers,\”\’Space Truckin\’ was recorded years ago, and then I just re-recorded some parts and changed it a little. We never ended up putting it on a record, so it was just sitting around. It turned out very well. Rob Sabino is a very accomplished studio musician, and we actually grew up in the Bronx together, so we go way back.\”
The official video for “Space Truckin’” was directed by eOne\’s Ken Gullic (VP, Sales & Acquisitions, Music) and animated by Chris Fequiere, the same team behind the \”Mission to Mars\” music video from Frehley\’s Spaceman album in 2018.
Frehley has also re-signed with eOne for more new releases, which extends his original deal signed in 2013. During his tenure, he has released three albums worth of new material, Origins Vol. 2 is the fourth. A new studio album is planned for 2021 with two additional releases to follow.