Classic KISS guitarist Ace Frehley said he doesn’t really follow what’s happening with new bands on the rock scene, telling Sam Ash during a recent interview:
“There’s nothing new. I heard about that new group, Greta Van something. Supposedly they kind of sound like Led Zeppelin, but I haven’t really had the time to check them out.
“But I still listen to The Stones and The Who and Cream, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin… those are staples for me. There’s not a group like The Who out anymore.
“There’s not a group like Cream out anymore. I don’t know why. There’s no Led Zeppelin anymore. There’s no Jeff Beck. There’s no Beatles and Stones – well, The Stones are still doing it, God bless ’em.”
Asked if he still practices playing guitar, Ace replied:
“Never. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 13. I’m 67, so what’s that – 54 years? I don’t really need to practice anymore. I just pick up the guitar when I’m inspired.”
Discussing his home studio, Frehley said:
“I have a home studio with Pro Tools set up, so all I do is hit a button and throw out an idea. I do a lot of the engineering on my albums myself, like [Free cover] ‘Fire and Water‘, the track that Paul Stanley sang on [2016’s] ‘Origins, Vol. 1’.