Ace Frehley‘s second album of covers, Origins Volume 2, will be out tomorrow. It’s the sequel to his 2016 collection.
“It’s exciting to do other people’s material. You know, I’ve been known to always do cover songs during the course of my career. My biggest hit, ‘New York Groove,’ was a cover song. You know, I did ‘2,000 Man’ with KISS, a Rolling Stones track way back when. Just a lot of fun and the celebrities made it, you know, all the more fun.”
Like the previous album, Ace has some special guests, including Lita Ford on The Rolling Stones‘ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” Cheap Trick‘s Robin Zander on Humble Pie‘s “30 Days in the Hole,” and fellow ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick on Jimi Hendrix‘s “Manic Depression.”
The album also includes covers of tracks by Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Mountain, Cream and The Kinks, and a new take on the KISS song “She.”
Frehley is working on a new album of original material, but plans are already in place for Origins Volume 3.