I took great interest in this, as I have been recording a fair amount lately as well (at a very modest home studio!), using everything from a Line 6 amp simulator plugged right into the computer to mic'ing my Fender Blues Deluxe in the closet, for isolation.
But here is Ace in all of his glory, blasting through a full Marshall stack, studio monitors blazing away!
He still has that Ace swagger (stagger?) and looks like he might fall over. But I gotta say, the lead he rips is pretty fine and until the singing comes back in, the song he's working on also sounds like classic Ace.
And speaking of KISS records, ClassicRockMagazine posted a pretty good opinion piece on the notion of a new KISS album, which is reportedly being recorded as we speak.
And on a side note, Gene Simmons posted a response to a letter on his site that he is close to releasing a multi-disc solo box set. I am setting aside my pennies already (not).
Back to the Ace video. Enjoy: