Ace Frehley Goes Hollywood: The Kiss Guitar Great Talks Detroit Rock City + His Favorite Films

Get sci-fi recs from the Spaceman himself.

As a member of Kiss, Ace Frehley co-starred in the high-camp NBC TV-movie Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978) and later lit up the big-screen in the beloved cult comedy Detroit Rock City (1999). He also played a down-and-dirty outlaw in the gritty crime thriller Betrayed (2005).

Given the theatrical nature of Kiss and the grand, sweeping scope of his band Frehley’s Comet, as well as his subsequent solo work, it seems natural that Ace would also be a lifelong film buff. It turns out, he is.

After a recent taping of That Metal Show, Ace took some time to elaborate on a few of his cinematic passions. Be sure to watch his TMS ep this Saturday at 9/8C!

VH1 CLASSIC: So, Ace, we’d just like to throw some movie titles at you and get your reaction

ACE: Ha! Good luck!

Tell us about Detroit Rock City.

I had a couple of scenes in that. It was pretty much about some kids. I was pissed off at Gene. He cut out my daughter Monique. She had a couple of big scenes with the kid that was in Terminator 2, Eddie Furlong. But Gene cut her out. (Laughs) The son of a bitch!

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