Book Name:
No Regrets: A Rock N Roll Memoir
Ace Frehley
Related Artists/Bands:
KISS / Frehley's Comet
Release: 2011 Own: Yes Website: Official Website
Thoughts/Comments/Review: I just recently finished reading Ace Frehley's "No Regrets" which was a biography written by Ace. For those who don't know Ace Frehley was one of the founding members and original guitarists for KISS, he was the "Spaceman" In 2009 Ace Frehley released a CD called Anomaly, generally up to this release I had little to no interest in Ace Frehley and or anything KISS related. I was feeling so burned out on music in general and it was bumming me out and one day I saw a commercial for FYE where they played snippets from two songs on his CD. I was INSTANTLY Hooked. A few weeks later I got Anomaly and it was like a breath of fresh air for me. I was a converted Ace Frehley fan. I also started developing an interest in KISS but nothing past 1983 when Ace Frehley left the band. So being a new fan I decided to give this book a whirl. It was actually a Christmas gift from my girlfriend. I started reading on it and put it down and recently picked it up. I found the book overall to be good but there were patches where it was very dry and slow moving. What I mean by slow moving is that I would read for awhile and Id only be 5 pages further. However when I picked up the book recently and continued to read I couldn't put it down. Next thing I know I am done with the book. What I like about it is reading it is almost like taking a peek into his head. He discusses his childhood, his KISS days, going solo and his battle with drugs and alcohol. Whenever I read a rock bio I normally want to listen to music by the person I am reading this book was no exception. One quote I really liked in his book was this "Yesterday is gone forever, Tomorrow is uncertain, we have today that's why it's called The Present" might not be a direct quote but the jist of it is that today, right now is a present a gift. In reading that it hit me that today is a present. I just liked how he worded it. I would recommend this book to any fan of KISS or Frehley's Comet. If I were to grade this book I would give it a B.