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THE ACE FREHLEY BAND JOINS STAR STUDDED BILL FOR WTC BENEFIT SHOW
Frehley is set to take part in "New York Steel," a benefit show to be held on November 28th at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. All proceeds from the event will be channeled to families of the New York Police and Fire Department who lost loved ones in the WTC tragedy.
"New York gave me life and celebrity status and my performing at the concert would give me a chance to give a little back to the city I've always loved,particularly to the familes of our fallen firefighters and police officers and their familes. Long live New York and Rock'n'Roll." The event, hosted by New York Mets star, Mike Piazza and WNEW-FM radio personality, Eddie Trunk, will showcase an impressive cast of New York and New Jersey based rock acts including a recently reunited Twister Sister, former Skid Row singer, Sebastian Bach, Anthrax, Overkill, and special guests.
The Ace Frehley Band will perform a short set of Ace's best classic rockers. Frehley's lineup will include longtime friend guitarist Richie Scarlet, bassist Karl Cochran and Steve "Budgie" Warner on drums.
"It's been awhile since I performed as a solo artist with my band. We're just gonna get up on stage for 30 plus minutes and kick ass."
A recent inductee into the Bronx Walk Of Fame, Frehley's profund love of his hometown is expressed in his 1978 chart hit, "New York Groove" which he will perform live that evening.
Tickets for the event are available for $37.50 or $40 day of show and can be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or the Hammerstein Ballroom box office.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ACE FREHLEY INDUCTED INTO
BRONX WALK OF FAME
"I am overwhelmed to be inducted into the Bronx Walk Of Fame, not only for my personal achievements but also to be honored with such a prestigious group of Bronxites," enthuses Frehley.
Joining Frehley are new inductees U.S. Secretary Of State Colin Powell, actress, Diahann Carroll, stage and screen actor Burt Young, New York Mets baseball great Ed Kranepool, legendary filmmaker, the late Stanley Kubrick, award winning Ragtime author E.L. Doctorow, Latin salsero Johnny Pacheco, hip hop artist Kris Parker (KRS-One) and Lyn Brown and Jim Ryan, co-hosts of Fox's Good Day New York. Past inductees include popular TV show host, Regis Philbin, actress Rita Moreno, actor Hal Linden, comedian Robert Klein, and noted TV producer/director Garry Marshall.
Commemorating the 30th Annual Bronx Week with a multitude of events held throughout the borough, the Bronx Walk Of Fame marks the shining pinnacle of a cavalcade week. Launched five years ago, the Bronx Walk Of Fame inductees are selected on the basis of success in their respective fields of endeavor and accumulated pride and goodwill generated by their community. The new inductees will receive the honor of the unveiling of a permanent personalized street plaque along the Grand Concourse beginning at The Bronx County Building.
With the famed Yankee Stadium looming large in the distance, the induction ceremony takes place on Sunday, May 20th at 11:30AM at the corner of the Grand Concourse and 161st Street, and is open to the public. Immediately following the induction ceremony the street plaques will be unveiled followed by a grand parade with all inductees aboard a Walk Of Fame float.
Revered by first, second and third generation fans as one of rock's most remarkable and pioneering guitar players, Ace Frehley has never lost touch with his Bronx roots; in 1978, Frehley scored a smash hit with "New York Groove,"an affectionate homage to the city that he loves.
An original member of KISS, one of the world's most popular and enduring rock and roll institutions, Frehley has also mined considerable success as a solo artist. A multifaceted talent, Frehley is also an immensely gifted artist--Frehley designed KISS' distinctive logo and in 1992 launched First Sightings, a well-received series of accomplished computer generated artwork.
Currently finishing up KISS' mega successful Farewell Tour, "Space" Ace Frehley has all eyes rocketed towards a golden future. Says Frehley: "I can't wait to sink my teeth into a solo record which just might have another tribute song honoring my childhood roots in the same vein as "New York Groove."