“The solos are so perfectly composed... they remind me of what Bach would do if he had a Les Paul, a Marshall, and a space alien costume”: Paul Gilbert explains why he loves Ace Frehley’s playing

Paul Gilbert and Ace Frehley
(Image credit: C Brandon / Michael Ochs Archives / Stringer / Getty)

In just over two weeks’ time, Kiss will play their final-ever show, donning the iconic makeup and taking to the stage at Madison Square Garden on December 2 for the ultimate farewell performance.

In anticipation of a truly momentous occasion – one that comes 50 years after the band’s formation – we’ve been asking some of our favorite guitarists for their favorite Kiss guitar moments. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.

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