15 of Kiss's best guitar songs that don’t feature Ace Frehley

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From a guitar standpoint, Kiss may be forever defined by the original Spaceman, Ace Frehley. Dig deeper, though, and there's a buffet of guitar licks offered up by other helping hands over the years.

Frehley may be a founding member, and yes, he did develop a polarizing archetype. Still, there's no denying the likes of Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick, and Tommy Thayer have all done their part to expand on that initial vision.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.