Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was the featured guest on this weekend's edition of "Headbangers Ball", which airs every Saturday night (technically early Sunday morning) 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. EST/PST on MTV2. The episode included both interview and jam segments conducted by "Talking Metal"'s John Ostronomy, as well as numerous music videos spanning Frehley's legendary career.Five interview segments from Frehley's appearance on "Headbangers Ball" can be viewed below.
Frehley will perform the U.S. national anthem later today (Sunday, October 4) when the Kansas City Chiefs play the New York Giants at Arrowhead stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Ace's appearance will take place prior to the game. Frehley's new solo album, "Anomaly", sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD also landed at No. 20 in Sweden and No. 52 in Germany. In addition to the standard CD release, unique "Anomaly" packages were made available at Wal-Mart and Best Buy locations. The Wal-Mart version includes an Ace autographed tattoo while the Best Buy edition is printed on silver stock, like the KISS "Double Platinum" album. Released on September 15 via Ace's own Bronx Born Records, with Rocket Science providing a full label service platform in the U.S., "Anomaly" was produced and recorded in Westchester County, New York between 2007 and 2009 and was mixed in Los Angeles. Frehley last year spent time on the road fronting a band that featured second guitarist Derrek Hawkins, drummer Scot Coogan (ex-BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) and bassist Anthony Esposito (ex-LYNCH MOB).