A former member of Kiss will scoop the band's upcoming concerts at Detroit's Cobo Arena with an appearance of his own a week before.
Guitarist Ace Frehley, who left the band first in 1982 and again in 2002, will celebrate Sept. 15 release of "Anomaly," his first new solo album in 20 years, with an autograph signing at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Hard Rock Cafe -- Detroit, 45 Monroe St.. Frehley will autograph one item per fan during the session, while copies of "Anomaly" will be available on CD and vinyl, along with other merchandise. Frehley is not planning to perform.
While he's in town Frehley will also be interviewed for the forthcoming documentar film "Let's Go Cobo," which is being prepared in anticipation of the famous arena's imminent destruction to make room for the Cobo Hall expansion. Information about the film can be found at www.letsgocobo.com.
Kiss performs on Sept. 25-26 at Cobo, where it recorded its breakthrough 1975 album "Kiss Alive!" Portions of the show will be broadcast live on network TV that night, though the band has not specified which show. Tickets are still available for the Sept. 26 show. Call (313) 471-6611 or visit www.olympiaentrtainment.com.