This seems to be the official season of heavy metal guitarist biographies. On the heels of writing about the new book by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, we feel the need to give equal time to the new biography No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir by guitarist Ace Frehley, written with Joe Layden and John Ostrosky.
The book, which was officially released on November 1, made its debut at #10 on The New York Times Bestsellers List for hardcover nonfiction. With Frehley’s band having been such a cultural phenomenon in its heyday, much has been written about the subject, including this article from Guitar World Magazine that includes a link to the entire first chapter of the book.
We’ve been longtime fans of Ace Frehley and the other members of his group. The bottom line is that underneath all of the makeup and the costumes, those guys rocked. They were fun to watch, their groove made you move, they recorded an anthem for the ages, and they played some outstanding musical instruments. What more could you ask from a band?
And for those of you who still need to rock all night and party every day, here you go: