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Watch: PETER CRISS And ACE FREHLEY Reunite On Stage At Nashville’s CREATURES FEST

Unique KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss reunited on stage final evening (Friday, Might 27) at this yr’s Creatures Fest at Nashville’s Sonesta Nashville Airport Lodge. The 2 legendary rockers carried out two early KISS classics throughout Frehley‘s set, “Onerous Luck Girl” and “Unusual Methods”, each that includes Criss on lead vocals.

Again in March, Creatures Fest promoter Neil Davis mentioned that Criss and Frehley have been “excited” about performing collectively at Creatures Fest. “They talked, they usually simply thought that what can be nice for the followers, for all of us, is that if they received collectively and performed some songs throughout Ace‘s set,” he mentioned.

Additionally scheduled to seem at this yr’s Creatures Fest are former KISS guitarists Bruce Kulick and Vinnie Vincent.

Vincent is scheduled to carry out on evening two of Creatures Fest, whereas Kulick will shut out the occasion on Sunday, Might 29. The pageant may also function performances by QUIET RIOT, ENUFF Z’NUFF, VIXEN, John Corabi, RETURN OF THE COMET and PRETTY BOY FLOYD, amongst others.

Criss first left KISS in 1980. Since then he is labored with different bands and launched solo albums. He teamed up with KISS once more for a reunion tour within the Nineteen Nineties and most lately in 2004. He was changed by Eric Singer.

Along with enjoying drums in KISS, Peter additionally supplied lead vocals for a quantity the band’s hottest and memorable songs, together with “Beth”, “Black Diamond” and “Onerous Luck Girl”.

Criss, who was generally known as “Catman,” launched his final solo CD, titled “One For All”, in 2007. Peter produced the album himself for the primary time, and was joined by visitor musicians that included keyboardist Paul Shaffer and bassist Will Lee of “Late Evening With David Letterman”. The album featured a variety of kinds, from rock and jazz to blues and Broadway, and included covers of “What A Distinction A Day Makes” and “Ship In The Clowns”.

Criss performed what was being billed as his ultimate U.S. live performance in June 2017 on the Chopping Room in New York Metropolis.

Frehley, a founding member of KISS, lately mentioned that he’s up for a reunion of the unique band, however provided that the worth is correct. Throughout an look on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, Frehley acknowledged concerning the possibilities of him enjoying together with his former bandmates: “Something’s attainable — I’ve at all times mentioned that. That is the primary query so many individuals have requested me over time: ‘Would you ever take into account doing a KISS reunion?’ I mentioned, ‘I by no means closed the door on something.’ If the cash’s proper and it is offered to me in the precise means, something can occur.

“I am on good phrases with Paul [Stanley, guitar/vocals] and Gene [Simmons, bass/vocals], which is good, as a result of we created one thing actually particular within the early ’70s that has outlasted so many different bands. And God bless ’em. They’re nonetheless doing it; I am nonetheless doing it. Peter continues to be round. I am not fairly positive why Peter hadn’t toured over time as a lot as I’ve, however it’s what it’s.”

Creatures Fest
Peter Criss with Ace Frehley.
Onerous Luck Girl.

Posted by Dave Bacon Laetare on Friday, Might 27, 2022

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