Tod Howarth, 2009
September 24, 1957 |
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Instruments||Guitar, Keyboard, vocals|
|Labels||Megaforce, Shock Records, Perris Records|
|Associated acts||Frehley's Comet, 707, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, Loudness|
Tod Howarth (born September 24, 1957) is an American rock and roll musician from San Diego, California. He is best known as the vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist for the short-lived band Frehley's Comet, led by former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. Frehley's Comet recorded three albums and produced four videos before the lineup dissolved and Ace Frehley moved on to his solo effort.
Howarth's music career began in the early 1980s with hard rockers 707. He has also performed with Cheap Trick and Ted Nugent and released four solo albums, the first in 1995. He also provided background vocals for Nugent's Penetrator album in 1984, and Loudness' album Hurricane Eyes in 1987.
Howarth joined Cheap Trick again in 2008; at the 30th anniversary 2008 Budokan show, he was seen on stage playing the keyboard and supplying backing vocals. He was originally scheduled to participate in the 2008 Journey / Heart / Cheap Trick tour, but budget restrictions caused him to be unable to participate.
On December 14, 2008 he released an acoustic version of the Frehley's Comet classic "Time Ain't Runnin' Out" exclusively on his MySpace page.
His latest solo album, Opposite Gods was released independently in April 2010. In June 2012, he released a video single on YouTube of his single *"Cold Beach", filmed on location in the California desert. The video was shot and edited primarily by Vancouver producer Brian Sword.
Frehley's Comet discography
- Frehley's Comet (July 7, 1987)
- Live+1 (February 1988)
- Second Sighting (May 24, 1988)
- 12 Picks (April 8, 1997)
- Loaded Deck (January 20, 1998)
- Greatest Hits Live (January 24, 2006)
- Frehley's Comet Live+4 (1988) (VHS)
- About, from Tod Howarth web page
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- "Stand Down reaches out to vets". Yuma Sun. March 12, 2008. Retrieved 18 July 2013.