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Former KISS Member Ace Frehley Reflects on a Concert That Changed His Life

The former lead guitarist and founding member of KISS reminisces on a concert that gave the band a few concepts

Ace Frehley started playing the guitar at the young age of 13 and was heavily influenced by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, but it wasn't until this life-changing moment that made him want to be a rockstar.

15-year-old Ace cut school to see Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels on the Murray The K show in Manhattan. "I was totally impressed and at that point I said to myself, I want to be in a theatrical rock group. When I joined KISS, you know, we decided we wanted to take something that whole like concept even further."

Watch above as Ace describes the time he witnessed The Who and Cream perform, and then watch him reveal what his life was like prior to rocking out as a KISS band member:

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