In a new interview, KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has revealed that he’s pushed aside the release of his second covers album, ‘Origins Vol 2,’ and instead, he has been spending the coronavirus downtime to work on “new material for a studio record.”
Frehley said, “Because of this virus, the release of my ‘Origins Vol. 2′ has been pushed back to the fall,” he said, “So I decided to start recording my next studio record.”
In previous interviews, Frehley had said that ‘Origins2’ was being aimed for a late summer release, with a single or two released in advance. He now elaborated on the schedule: “We’re talking about probably not till September. But that can change. Everybody’s worried about their health. Health comes first.” It was reported that the covers album would feature contributions by Lita Ford, Robin Zander, and former KISS guitarist, Bruce Kulic.
Released in April 2016,’Origins Vol. 1’ debuted at No. 23 on The Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 16,000 equivalent album units. Frehley’s last album of original material was ‘Spaceman,’ released in October 2018.