Space Ace shockwaves

Space Ace shockwaves 

Posted: 11:31 am Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

By Pete Rizzo


Rumors are percolating that one of rock music’s most colorful and outspoken personalities may reunite with the band that made him famous for some live shows next year, but this conversation would not have happened had Ace Frehley not survived a freak accident during one of KISS’ incendiary live shows 40 years ago this month.


We very nearly lost Space Ace for good on December 12, 1976 when he very nearly electrocuted himself on stage during a show when he was shocked after touching an ungrounded metal railing.

But the expression ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ definitely comes into play here; the ‘silver lining’ in this case being the genesis of this KISS classic.