Former members of Frehley’s Comet have announced they have returned as a new band without Ace Frehley, simply called Return Of The Comet. Frehley has moved on as a solo artist with an entirely different band a this point and appears to have no interest in a reunion with the other original members.
The band have released the following statements regarding the annoucement:
“RETURN OF THE COMET” (former members of Frehley’s Comet) is:
John Regan – bass (Frehley’s Comet, Ace Frehley Band, Peter Frampton)
Tod Howarth – guitar/lead vocals (Frehley’s Comet, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent)
Richie Scarlet – guitar/lead vocals (Frehley’s Comet, Ace Frehley Band, Mountain)
Steve “Budgie” Werner – drums (Ace Frehley Band, Leslie West, Hindenberg).
Together, John Regan (Peter Frampton bassist), Ace Frehley (KISS guitarist) and world-renowned drummer Anton Fig co-founded the classic hard rock band FREHLEY’S COMET in 1984.
The band Frehley’s Comet went on to sell well over 1.5 million albums, had 4 albums in the Billboard Charts and had multiple MTV music videos in heavy rotation from 1987 to 1990.
Now for the first time ever, Frehley’s Comet alumni: John Regan, Tod Howarth, Richie Scarlet and Steve “Budgie” Werner will celebrate their writing, recording, touring and co-production contributions to the Frehley’s Comet legacy, by performing the hits & classics from the Frehley’s Comet catalog and more, under the name “RETURN OF THE COMET”. The ROTC wants you! Don’t miss it.
*Stay tuned to the ROTC Website and Facebook Page for April tour date announcements over the next few days.
RETURN OF THE COMET Official Website: www.returnofthecometband.com
RETURN OF THE COMET Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/returnofthecomet