Hear Ace Frehley’s New Cover of the Beatles’ ‘I’m Down’
Ace Frehley has released a new version of the Beatles' "I'm Down," the second track from his upcoming covers album Origins, Vol. 2.
You can hear the song below.
The former Kiss guitarist is joined by longtime Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 on this take of the Paul McCartney-penned B-side, which originally backed the Fab Four's 1965 "Help!" single.
Ever since his 1978 cover of Hello's "New York Groove" was a surprise hit, Frehley has included at least one cover song on each of his solo albums. Origins, Vol. 2 follows 2016's Origins, Vol. 1 as his second collection fully dedicated to songs written by other artists.
In July, Frehley shared the upcoming album's first single, a cover of Deep Purple's 1972 Machine Head anthem "Space Truckin'." Origins, Vol. 2 also includes Cheap Trick's Robin Zander singing Humble Pie's "30 Days in the Hole," Lita Ford tackling the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and fellow Kiss alumni Bruce Kulick on Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression."
Origins, Vol. 2 comes out on Sept. 18. Frehley recently revealed that he's taking advantage of the COVID-19 lockdown to begin work on a new album of original material, which would be his first since 2018's Spaceman.