For the first time in over 16 years, founding Kiss members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley performed together onstage in St. Paul, Minnesota. The concert was a Hurricane Harvey benefit for The Children Matter, an initiative Simmons co-founded with in collaboration with the nonprofit, Matter, Blabbermouth reports.
“Before you were born, 1973, in New York City, this guy and I — and two other guys — put together a band we’d never seen onstage,” Simmons said while introducing his former bandmate. “Let’s hear it for Ace Frehley! He still looks great, goddamn it — doesn’t he?”
Frehley told StarTribune that he approached Simmons about being a part of the St. Paul concert.
“I just did four shows on the East Coast, and I looked at my calendar and I noticed I was off today,” Frehley said.”I had to head back to San Diego eventually where I live, so I figured I could make a pit stop here. I called Gene, and he was really excited about me being involved, and it’s that simple.” Via Rolling Stone