Ace Frehley Getting New Album Ready; Celebrates Birthday This Weekend

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_7d7642d957.jpgeOne Music -- Ace Frehley is a busy guy these days. The guitarist -- who's fresh from being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of his former band, KISS -- turns 63 this Sunday, but he'll have to celebrate on the fly: He's got his hands full with a pressing production schedule for his new solo album. The new collection, titled Space Invader, will be Frehley's first since 2009's Anomaly, which in turn was his first solo release in 20 years.

Space Invader is coming along nicely, Frehley says, telling ABC News Radio that he has "about 15 songs in the can, and we're gonna pick the best 12.  We're in the process as we speak."

The first single from Space Invader, says Ace, is "a remake of Steve Miller's 'The Joker.'  [It's] great.  I think everybody's going to be pleasantly surprised.  I made it my own, I gave it the little Ace Frehley spin."

As for the single's status, Frehley says, "'The Joker' is pretty much mixed and is going to be the first single.  And the rest of the songs will be mixed by the end of April, we'll have it in in the can and then we have two months to put it out."

Space Invader hits retail and digital outlets on June 24.

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