It took 16 years, but KISS fans finally had their dreams come true when Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons reunited onstage for a TheChildrenMatter.ngo concert raising money for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Demon and Space Ace picked up right where they left off in 2000, sharing vocal duties and having a great time taking turns in the spotlight for a crowd of thousands at CHS Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The only thing missing was their famous face-paint, which didn't affect the energy the two rock icons projected to the audience.
Simmons and Frehley performed three classic KISS tracks that spanned their career together. "Parasite" from their 1975 album "Hotter Than Hell" featured Gene bringing Ace on stage, where they both flowed right into the song like they'd never stopped playing together. "Cold Gin," which is a track off KISS's self-titled 1973 debut, was introduced by Gene as a song Ace wrote all by himself. He also noted Frehley penned "Parasite" as well. 1977's "Shock Me" from KISS's "Love Gun" record concluded Gene and Ace's electrifying reunion.
I have to say it was very exciting and emotional for lifelong fans of KISS to see Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley back onstage together after so many years. Both musicians are at the top of their game and look healthy and happy. There is no doubt a good time was being had by both the Demon and Space Ace, not to mention thousands of their fans who waited a long time to see this moment.
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