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Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley perform together for first time in 16 years
Two founding members of Gene Simmons and guitarist Ace Frehley -- took the stage together for the first time in 16 years last night (Wednesday) in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Simmons and his band headlined The Children Matter benefit concert to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey, joined by Ace for three old KISS songs that he he wrote -- "Parasite," "Cold Gin" and "Shock Me."
Simmons is one of the founders of The Children Matter, which works to help children around the world.
Gene Simmons said, "We've got two kids and the devastation that hit Houston could have happened anywhere - whether it's earthquakes and stuff - and you know that first responders aren't gonna come to America's aid from Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan, okay? So we gotta take care of ourselves. Americans are the first responders anywhere in the world there's devastation and the least we can do is help our fellow Americans, okay? So all of you listening, you're all Americans, go to The Children Matter dot NGO and do your part."
Also on the bill were Don Felder, who also sat in with Gene's band, and Cheap Trick. Robin Zander joined Felder on “Take It Easy,” and Rick Nielsen joined the former Eagles guitarist on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy.”