Given that Ace Frehley‘s nickname is “Space Ace” and his new album is called Space Invader, it wouldn’t have been a stretch for him to cover Steve Miller‘s “Space Cowboy.” But instead he went with “The Joker” by Miller.

Ace tells us it wasn’t his idea — he felt it wasn’t “heavy” and he didn’t think he could do it “justice.” But he is happy with the result, saying he made it his own. Space Invader will be out next Tuesday, August 19th.

Frehley sat in with The Roots last night (Tuesday) on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.