Watch Ace Frehley play classic Kiss songs in the Guitar World studio

Back in 2016, we invited the Spaceman himself, Kiss legend Ace Frehley, to Guitar World HQ for an interview. 

At the time, Frehley was promoting his new album of covers, Origins, Vol. 1, a well-received and commercially successful effort that reunited him, on one track, with former bandmate Paul Stanley.

On that note, while he was in our studio, Frehley kindly discussed the origins of some classic Kiss riffs, like Parasite and Cold Gin, with us. Of course, he also turned the volume up and played through the riffs himself - in all their attitude-filled, swaggering glory. 

You can give the video a watch above. 

If that alone doesn't quite quench your 'Kiss members discussing/playing the band's riffs in an intimate setting' thirst, see Paul Stanley riff on some Kiss classics of his own from his home during self-quarantine.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.