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ACE FREHLEY Releases New Autobiography

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 7:34 AM


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Original KISS guitar legend ACE FREHLEY has released his new tell-all autobiography called No Regrets: A Rock 'N' Roll Memoir, due to be issued on November 1st. An excerpt from chapter one can be found below:

“I grew up just off Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx, not far from the New York Botanical Garden and Bronx Zoo. It was a middle-class neighborhood of mixed ethnic backgrounds, consisting of mostly German, Irish, Jewish, and Italian families. Ours was pretty normal and loving, a fact I came to appreciate even more after I began hanging out with some serious badasses who were always trying to escape their violent and abusive home lives. Conversely, my dad never hit or abused me as a child, but I often wondered how much he really cared about me since we never did anything together one-on-one. Now as I think back, I realize more and more that he loved me, and that he did the best he could under the circumstances.

It's pretty hard to look at the Frehleys and suggest that my upbringing contributed in any way to my wild and crazy lifestyle and the insanity that was to ensue. Sure, my dad was a workaholic and never home, but there was always food on the table, and we all felt secure. My parents enjoyed a happy and affectionate marriage—I can still see them holding hands as they walked down the street, or kissing when Dad came home from work. They always seemed happy together, and there was very little fighting at home. We had relatives in Brooklyn and North Carolina, all on my mother's side, but I knew very little about my dad's side of the family. There were no photo albums or letters, no interesting stories or visits from aunts and uncles. Nothing. I knew he had a brother who had tragically drowned at age eight, but the rest was sketchy at best. When I tried to ask him for more details, my mom would intervene.

"Don't push your father," she'd say. "It's too painful for him."

So I'd let it go.”

Read the rest of Chapter one here.

Frehley will be signing copies of No Regrets: A Rock 'N' Roll Memoir on the following dates:

Thursday, November 3rd - 12:00 noon
Barnes & Noble
555 5th Avenue (at 46th Street)
New York, NY

Friday, November 4th - 6:00pm
Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

Monday, November 7th - 6:00pm
Barnes & Noble
1805 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, November 10th - 12:00 noon
Books A Million
144 South Clark Street
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, November 15th - 4:00pm
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ

Sunday, November 20th - 4:00pm
Book Soup
8818 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA


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