Former FREHLEY'S COMET Member TOD HOWARTH Pays Tribute To Late ALICE IN CHAINS Singer

Former FREHLEY'S COMET member Tod Howarth has posted two new solo songs — "Layne" and "Drown" on his MySpace page. He says, "['Layne' is] my tribute to the late ALICE IN CHAINS singer; what a talent and loss. The mix is okay; it will be better, I think but I'm juggling a lot of things here and I'm surprised I got this done!"

He adds, "For those of you who don't know, yes, it's me banging away at the drums, bass, guitars and vocals (and keys on other songs).....another true and deadly solo effort.

"Again, these are not final mixes, just working ones for the tease. Hell, the songs aren't even finished yet (as I re-do stuff that I don't care for). But as I've said, I hope that you enjoy the peek!"

FREHLEY'S COMET recorded three albums, produced four videos before the lineup dissolved and Ace Frehley moved on to his solo effort. Tod continued writing and pursuing a solo record deal and received one from Gene Simmons in 1990. However this was short-lived because of the refreshing sounds of "grunge." Tod liked this new sound but also knew it was to change the face of music, and the direction of his career. After rejoining CHEAP TRICK in 1990, he helped support the continuing "Lap of Luxury" tour with the hit "The Flame". Tod played with CHEAP TRICK consistently until 1997 whereupon he went back at work on solo material. Since 2000 he has played with CHEAP TRICK in special live and TV shows and handled the keys, and backing vocals on the "Silver" DVD. In 2008 he traveled to Japan with CHEAP TRICK to once again handle the keys and vocals for the band's 30th-year anniversary concert, "Live at Budokan".

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