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ACE FREHLEY To Appear On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ This Monday.


Ace Frehley will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this coming Monday, September 24. Ace will sit in with the official “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” house band, CLETO AND THE CLETONES.


“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT, 10:35 CDT on ABC.


Frehley filmed the official music video for his new single, “Rockin’ With The Boys”, on August 18 at Motor City Muscle Music Festival in Detroit, Michigan.


“Rockin’ With The Boys” is the second song Frehley has made available from his forthcoming all-new “Spaceman” album, due October 19 via Entertainment One (eOne). Frehley previously released the track “Bronx Boy” in April.


“Spaceman”, Frehley’s eighth solo LP, features nine new original tracks, including a cover of Eddie Money’s “I Wanna Go Back”, a ripping power pop makeover of the original.


“No need to worry, I’ll be home soon, ’cause I’m rockin’ with the boys,” Frehley sings on “Rockin’ With the Boys”, which tells the tales of life on the road. Ace says he wrote the original version of the song back in KISS’s heyday in the ’70s. Both “Rockin With The Boys” and “Bronx Boys” are available on all streaming platforms today, and are iTunes instant-grat tracks for fans who preorder the album.


In addition to Ace’s distinctive guitar sound on each track, Ace played bass on all of the songs on “Spaceman” except for two. The listener might recognize the mighty dinosaur growl of a bass tone belonging to Gene Simmons on the album opener, “Without You I’m Nothing”, which Gene also co-wrote, and “Your Wish Is My Command”. Both songs were recorded at Frehley’s home studio in Rancho Santa Fe, California.


Ace’s reconnection with Simmons and fellow KISS vocalist-guitarist Paul Stanley (who joined Ace on a cover of FREE’s “Fire And Water” for 2016’s covers LP “Origins, Vol. 1”) might be chalked up to the fact that Frehley has been sober for more than a decade (he celebrates 12 years of sobriety in September). Ace’s clean living no doubt has a lot to do with his productive streak, which began with the release of his top 20 “Anomaly” album in 2009.


“Spaceman” (a title suggested by Simmons himself) serves as the first collection of all new Frehley-penned material since 2014’s “Space Invader”, which debuted at No. 9 on the Top 200 chart. The LP scored the highest=charting position of any former or current KISS bandmember ever and marked Frehley’s first return to the Top 10 since KISS’s 1998 “Psycho Circus” reunion album.


Widely known as the original “Space Ace” and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over two tenures) of the multi-platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is arguably the most popular original member. In addition to having the best-selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self-titled “Ace Frehley”, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove”, from any of the legendary KISS solo albums (peaking at #13).

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L.A. GUNS – Kiss My Love Goodbye (Live In London 2017)






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Dayton Strip Club Loses Liquor License After Narcotics, Lap Dances Purchased With Food Stamps


The Ohio Liquor Control Commission revoked the liquor permit of Sharkey’s Lounge, a strip club and bar in Dayton, Ohio, starting at close of business Sept. 20 after finding that narcotics and lap dances could be purchased there with food stamps.


Agents began investigating the Twenty Two Fifty Inc., also known as Sharkey’s Lounge, in May of 2017. Officials say during the investigation at Sharkey’s, agents were able to purchase illegal drugs and lap dances using food stamp benefits.


Throughout the five-month investigation, agents exchanged $2,404.87 in food stamps to purchase heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, cocaine, methamphetamines and — of course — lap dances.


Criminal charges were filed against employees and patrons for drug trafficking, food stamp trafficking, aggravated shipment and distribution of heroin, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and illegal sexual activity.


Sharkey’s is the second adult entertainment establishment in the Dayton area that has had its liquor permit revoked by the Liquor Control Commission as a result of an Ohio Investigative Unit investigation into food stamp and drug trafficking this year. The other business, The Harem, 5825 North Dixie Drive, lost its liquor license in May.


Food stamps: they’re not just for food anymore.

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CHEAP TRICK’s Daxx Nielsen to join ‘Late Night’ band for one week, filling in for Fred Armisen




ROCKFORD — Between fatherhood, touring with Cheap Trick and collaborating on a new album, drummer Daxx Nielsen doesn’t have much time to watch TV.


But he did make room in his busy schedule for a unique opportunity to appear on a TV show and perform for a national audience.


From Monday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 4, Nielsen will play drums on new episodes of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” as a guest member of the 8G Band, the show’s live music component.


“We’ll come up with riffs to play throughout the show,” he said. “I look forward to being creative with the band.”


Nielsen will fill in for Fred Armisen, the group’s drummer best known for his comedic roles on “Saturday Night Live” and “Portlandia.” Renowned percussionists routinely cover for Armisen on “Late Night” when his other projects take him away from the band.


Sean Kinney of Alice and Chains, Ariana Grande’s drummer Aaron Spears, Steve Smith of Journey and Jim Riley of Rascal Flatts are among those who have sat in for Armisen so far this year.


Nielsen, who lives in Rockford, connected with the show’s booking agent earlier this year while hanging out with Nicko McBrain, the drummer for Iron Maiden, at a music conference in Los Angeles.


“Late Night” tapes new episodes a couple of hours ahead of its nightly broadcast inside studio 8G at 30 Rock in New York City. The show hasn’t announced which celebrity guests it will feature the week that Nielsen is with the band.


Cheap Trick has released three albums in recent years, including a Christmas album that featured original music. The band is on tour and making another album, Nielsen said.


“We’re some of the busiest people working in the industry,” he said.


“Late Night” airs weekdays at 11:35 p.m. on Register Star media partner 13 WREX.

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First Look: Joaquin Phoenix in Full Joker Makeup

Warner Bros tweeted out our first look at Joaquin Phoenix in full Joker makeup for the upcoming film.


In the short video, we see Phoenix’s character, Arthur, standing emotionless and still as lights flicker over his face while Laughing by The Guess Who plays. Growing in frequency, the lights turn into a faint projected image of Arthur in Joker makeup before completely replacing him with our first full look at director Todd Phillip’s version of the iconic Batman villain.


Though the tease is incredibly short, if you look closely enough, it appears that Phoenix will be rocking the standard purple jacket with an orange and blue shirt underneath. The makeup itself appears to be based off of a much more traditional clown style than we have previously seen for the Joker. It definitely feels very reminiscent of the mask Heath Ledger wears in the opening moments of The Dark Knight.


It is also interesting to note that Phoenix’s hair length and style is almost identical to what we saw in Ledger’s Oscar winning take on the character. This could just be coincidence, but if not, and with a separate Joker standalone movie planned with Jared Leto, could this be an origin story focused around the Joker we see in The Dark Knight trilogy? This is pure speculation, but would make for an absolutely interesting tale and would give fans more of that fantastic interpretation.


This reveal comes shortly after multiple set videos were released from the Joker origin film as well as an official image of Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur. Under the direction of Todd Phillips (The Hangover franchise), the new film centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.


Joker is set to release in October of 2019.

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