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Guitar Greats: Ace Frehley

As far as guitarists go, they don't get more out of this world than "The Spaceman," Ace Frehley.

Frehley, along with the rest of KISS, took rock and roll to a whole new level with their iconic stage shows and their classic songs from "Detroit Rock City" to "Shout It Out Loud" to "Rock And Roll All Nite" and everywhere in between.

In his speech inducting them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, Tom Morello called Frehley his "first guitar hero."  Call it a hunch, but we doubt he wasn't the only kid who came of age in the 70's who felt the same way.

 

Kiss Performs at Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom - June 22, 1974

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Ace Frehley performing at Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom - June 22, 1974.

 

Photo of Ace FREHLEY and KISS

Photo of Ace FREHLEY and KISS, Ace Frehley performing live onstage during cover session for Alive! album, playing Gibson Les Paul Custom Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Ace Frehley performing live onstage during cover session for Alive! album, playing Gibson Les Paul Custom.

 

Kiss Alive

Ace Frehley from American rock band Kiss performs live on stage during the Alive tour at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, Ohio on 1st February 1976. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Ace Frehley performs live on stage during the Alive tour at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, Ohio on 1st February 1976.

 

Photo of Ace FREHLEY and KISS

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Ace Frehley performing live on stage, playing Gibson Les Paul guitar.

 

Kiss On Stage

American musician Ace Frehley of the group Kiss performs at the International Ampitheater, Chicago, Illinois, September 22, 1979. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Ace Frehley performs at the International Ampitheater, Chicago, Illinois, September 22, 1979.

 

Kiss In Concert At Wembley Arena 1980

Ace Frehley of American glam metal band Kiss perform on stage at Wembley Arena on their 'Unmasked' concert tour, on September 9th 1980 in London, England. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Ace Frehley on stage at Wembley Arena on their 'Unmasked' concert tour, on September 9th 1980 in London, England.

 

Ace Frehley At The Aragon Ballroom

American musician Ace Frehley plays guitar as he performs on stage at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, September 4, 1987. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Ace Frehley plays guitar as he performs on stage at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, September 4, 1987.

 

Ace Frehley of KISS at Electric Ladyland Studios

Ace Frehley of KISS during Ace Frehley of KISS at Electric Ladyland Studios at Electric Ladyland Studios in New York City, New York, United States. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Ace Frehley of KISS during Ace Frehley of KISS at Electric Ladyland Studios  in New York City.

 

Photo of Ace FREHLEY and KISS

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Ace Frehley performing live onstage, playing Gibson Les Paul Custom.

 

Ace Frehley performs at the Interlagos Motordrome on April 17, 1999 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

Lane Bryant Lingerie Show

Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley plays during the Lane Bryant Lingerie Fashion Show February 5, 2002 in New York City. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley plays during the Lane Bryant Lingerie Fashion Show February 5, 2002 in New York City.

 

VH1 Rock Honors - Show

Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley performs during the VH1 Rock Honors at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 25, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley performs during the VH1 Rock Honors at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 25, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Slash and Ace Frehley perform at the 6th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia on May 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Alice Cooper With Ace Frehley In Concert

Ace Frehley performs at the DTE Energy Center on August 27, 2011 in Clarkston, Michigan. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Ace Frehley performs at the DTE Energy Center on August 27, 2011 in Clarkston, Michigan.

 

Ace Frehley performs at Detroit Riverfront on July 27, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Ace Frehley during Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas on February 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Ace Frehley Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Ace Frehley sits in with The Roots during a taping of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon at Rockefeller Center on August 12, 2014 in New York City. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Ace Frehley sits in with The Roots during a taping of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon at Rockefeller Center on August 12, 2014 in New York City.

 

Download 2015 - Day 2

Ace Frehley performs onstage during day 2 of Download Festival at Donnington Park on June 13, 2015 in Donnington, United Kingdom Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Ace Frehley performs onstage during day 2 of Download Festival at Donnington Park on June 13, 2015 in Donnington, United Kingdom.

 

Ace Frehley And Lita Ford In Concert At Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Recording artist Ace Frehley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade on March 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Ace Frehley performs at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade on March 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.