Watch Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons Share the Stage for the First Time in 16 Years

Last week, it was announced that Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons would set aside their longstanding differences to team up for a good cause. The cause—The Children Matter benefit concert at CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, held to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey—brought the two Kiss veterans together onstage for the first time in 16 years.

During the show—which took place Wednesday night, September 20—Frehley joined Simmons for renditions of three Kiss classics: "Parasite" from 1974's Hotter Than Hell; "Cold Gin" from the band's self-titled 1974 debut and "Shock Me" from 1977's Love Gun.

You can watch the performances below.

All proceeds from the concert—which also featured Don Felder, Cheap Trick and The Jayhawks—will go to Matter, and their hurricane relief efforts for the victims of Harvey.

You can make your own donation to Matter at

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.