Wednesday, April 9, 2014

KISS: Ace Frehley to perform AC/DC classic at Rock Hall all-star jam

While Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS have refused to perform at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on Thursday, guitarist Ace Frehley has confirmed that he will play the AC/DC classic “Highway To Hell” as part of the event’s signature All-Star Jam at the end of the ceremony.

"I really wanted to perform [the classic Russ Ballard song] 'New York Groove' [which appeared on Frehley's 1978 solo album],” Ace revealed on Tuesday’s edition of a "The Artie Lange Show" on DIRECTV's Audience Network and
SiriusXM satellite radio (video below). “Here we are in New York, it was my big hit, and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame said, 'No, you can't do 'New York Groove'."

Ace explained how the jam invite came about.

"I was taking my fiancée to the doctor and I was waiting in the waiting room and I get a call from [Rage Against the Machine guitarist] Tom [Morello],” says Frehley. “He goes, 'Hi, Ace'. He goes, 'You wanna jam at the end?' I said, 'Sure.' So I'm gonna jam. I don't know if anybody else [from KISS] is. I haven't heard. I don't care."

Morello will induct the original KISS lineup into the Rock Hall at New York’s Barclays Center at the event, which will also honor Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and The E Street Band.

Frehley's new solo album, “Space Invader”, due June 24, will include a cover of the Steve Miller Band's "The Joker."

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