Frehley's Comet

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Frehley's Comet
Also known as Ace Frehley
Origin New York City
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal[1]
Years active 1984–1988
Labels Megaforce, Atlantic
Associated acts KISS
Past members Ace Frehley
John Regan
Anton Fig
Richie Scarlet
Arthur Stead
Tod Howarth
Billy Ward
Jamie Oldaker

Frehley's Comet was an American rock band formed and led by ex-KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley. The group released two studio albums and one live EP before Frehley left the band to release his 1989 solo album, Trouble Walkin'.

Background[edit]

Before forming a band for his post-KISS career, Frehley had previously done a solo album in 1978. Frehley's Comet featured numerous guest vocalists, with Will Lee as the bassist. Future Frehley's Comet member Anton Fig was also involved.

In 1989, for Trouble Walkin' , Frehley changed the lineup again and released the album under his own name rather than the band´s. Tod Howarth was replaced by a returning Richie Scarlet, and Jamie Oldaker by ex-Riot drummer Sandy Slavin. Session work was also done by old Frehley's Comet drummer Anton Fig. The album featured numerous guest vocalists. The band continued until 1995, with Richie Scarlet remaining throughout, and John Regan departing in 1992. Ace Frehley put his solo career on hold to rejoin KISS in 1996. He has since resumed his solo career.

Personnel[edit]

Members[edit]

  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, lead vocals (1984-1988)
  • John Regan – bass guitar, drums, backing vocals (1984-1988)
  • Anton Fig – drums, percussion (1984-1987)
  • Tod Howarth – rhythm guitar, keyboards, piano, lead vocals (1986-1988)
  • Richie Scarlet – lead guitar, vocals (1984-1985)
  • Arthur Stead – keyboards (1984-1985)
  • Billy Ward – drums, percussion (1987-1988)
  • Jamie Oldaker – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1988)

Lineups[edit]

1984 1984–1985 1985 1985–1986
  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Anton Fig – drums, percussion
  • John Regan – bass guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Richie Scarlet – lead guitar, vocals
  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Anton Fig – drums, percussion
  • John Regan – bass guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Richie Scarlet – lead guitar, vocals
  • Arthur Stead – keyboards
  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Anton Fig – drums, percussion
  • John Regan – bass guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Richie Scarlet – lead guitar, vocals
  • Ace Frehley – guitar, lead vocals
  • Anton Fig – drums, percussion
  • John Regan – bass guitar, drums, backing vocals
1986–1987 1987–1988 1988
  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Anton Fig – drums, percussion
  • John Regan – bass guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Tod Howarth – rhythm guitar, lead vocals, keyboards
  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, lead vocals
  • John Regan – bass guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Tod Howarth – rhythm guitar, lead vocals, keyboards
  • Billy Ward – drums, percussion
  • Ace Frehley – lead guitar, lead vocals
  • John Regan – bass guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Tod Howarth – rhythm guitar, lead vocals, keyboards
  • Jamie Oldaker – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Date of Release Title Billboard
July 7, 1987 Frehley's Comet 40
May 24, 1988 Second Sighting 81

Live albums/EPs[edit]

Date of Release Title Billboard
February 1988 Live+1 84

Filmography[edit]

  • Live+4 (1988) (VHS) [2]

References[edit]

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