Ace Frehley, the co-founder and original lead guitarist of KISS, has admitted that he doesn’t consider The Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, a virtuoso vocalist while talking about his cover from his brand new studio album, ‘Origins Vol.2.’
As you know, the iconic musician Frehley has released his latest solo album, ‘Origins Vol.2,’ on September 18, 2020, via Entertainment One Music. To celebrate and promote his new project, Ace Frehley has been appearing on several shows, giving interviews.
Lately, he has made a conversation about his new songs on The Eddie Trunk Podcast while focusing on the cover he made of The Stones’, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash.’ Since he has covered another The Rolling Stones song, ‘Street Fighting Man,’ in ‘Origins Vol. 1,’ Frehley was asked why he chooses to do their songs.
In a surprising manner, the spaceman has said that he can sing Jagger songs because he wouldn’t consider him a virtuoso vocalist. That’s why he’s always been able to sing Rolling Stones so much, he said.
Frehley continued and added about his Lita Ford collaboration on ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ that they had a blast on this song. Since he’s known Lita since The Runaways used to play with KISS, Ace said she was the logical choice.
As you might remember, Frehley and Ford sang the Wild Ones’ song, ‘Wild Thing,’ in ‘Origins Vol. 1.’ The song was originally recorded and released in 1965 and later popularized by the English rock band the Troggs.
Here’s what Ace Frehley said about Mick Jagger during the interview:
“Well, I love The Stones, and obviously, I can sing [Mick] Jagger songs because Jagger I wouldn’t consider a virtuoso vocalist. So that’s why I’ve always been able to sing Rolling Stones so much.
I thought it would be great to get Lita Ford to put a nice spin on the ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ and I called up Lita, she spent the weekend at my house, and I’ve known Lita since The Runaways used to play with KISS.
She was the logical choice, she did wild things with me on ‘Origins Vol. 1,’ and she was more than happy to accommodate me with the ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash,’ and we had a blast.”
You can check out the rest of the interview here and listen to the aforementioned songs below.