Sunday, September 17, 2017

VIDEO: Ace Frehley reunites with Frehley’s Comet members

Ace Frehley reunited with a pair of his Frehley’s Comet bandmates during his September 15 show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY, and video of the performance is streaming online.

Vocalist Tod Howarth and bassist John Regan joined Frehley to perform “Rock Soliders” from Frehley’s Comet’s 1987 self-titled debut, and the 1974 KISS classic, “Cold Gin”, as the final two tunes in Frehley’s main set before the guitarist returned for an encore.

The pair were members of Frehley’s first solo project after leaving KISS in 1982, appearing on both the debut and 1988’s “Second Sighting” releases.

The reunion took place by chance as Howarth and Regan’s current band, Four By Fate, were also performing at the Poughkeepsie venue on a three-band bill headlined by Frehley.

Four By Fate – which also includes guitarist Pat Gasperini and ex-Skid Row drummer Rob Affuso – released their album debut, “Relentless”, last year.

Frehley will have another reunion with a former bandmate on September 20 when he joins fellow original KISS member Gene Simmons for a performance at The Children Matter Benefit Concert at CHS Field Stadium in St. Paul, MN on September 20 in support of victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The Children Matter is a collaborative initiative created by Simmons and the nonprofit Matter on the simple belief that the lives of children matter. Regardless of race, income, gender, religion, or location every child deserves the same access to a full and healthy life.

In addition to the live dates, Frehley has been in the studio working on the follow-up to his 2016 all-star covers album, “Origins Vol. 1.”

The guitarist recently confirmed that he and Simmons teamed up for a songwriting session that resulted in two tunes now under consideration for the project.

See also:

Partial KISS reunion set for Hurricane Harvey benefit concert
AUDIO: Ace Frehley streams unreleased track from Anomaly expanded reissue
KISS: Ace Frehley comments on writing new music with Gene Simmons
KISS: Ace Frehley collaborates with Gene Simmons on new solo album
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