Former FREHLEY'S COMET Member TOD HOWARTH Reveals New Solo CD Details

Former FREHLEY'S COMET member Tod Howarth has set "Opposite Gods" as the title of his new solo album. Howarth says, "The title idea came from a conversation that my son and I had about the relentless misdirection of most all religions three years ago — but that story is for another time.

"I am currently in the process of mastering the basic 11 songs and finishing up the writing and recording of two specialty tunes that are not as involved as the rest of the songs in respect to recording so they will complete quickly.

"It is another truly solo CD effort as I've again played and sang everything with exception to my youngest daughter, Tara, lending a hand to some 'answer' vocal parts on one tune.

"The artwork is being finalized as well by my son Tommy, and I am working on the logo and photo idea presently.

"I do believe that this is some of my best work, lyrically, musically and a freakin' circus act of studio damage control, producer, engineer, mixer, artist, multi-hat-wearin' mofo in unbelievable makeshift studio squalor."

"Opposite Gods" will feature the following tracks (in no particular order):

* Tell Me
* On Your Own
* Change
* Drown
* Way Down South
* Veterans
* Opposite Gods
* Dancing Through the Pain
* The Artist
* Layne
* Jimbo's Bunk

Extra tracks:

* October Son
* [untitled]

According to Howarth, "There will be stories about the origin of each tune and, of course, lyrics posted to the new CD section of my sites soon."

If any labels are interested in releasing the CD, they can contact Tod at [email protected]

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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