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Ace Frehley @ B.B. King Blues Club (9/16/2017)

Artist: Ace Frehley
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Date: 9/16/2017
Label: e1 Entertainment

The man is electric and his electricity is contagious. Despite the nearby Megadeth and Scorpions show taking place just down the street at Madison Square Garden, Ace Frehley had the entirety of New York under his thumb right here at the Times Square staple B.B. King Blues Club. After all, this is his city. With a line of painted faces and a mix of KISS and solo Ace shirts forming outside at 3pm while the doors only open at 615pm, you could only expect that the Space Ace drew an international crowd of the most loyal fans fully ready to rock and roll all night. Sure enough, it was hard to even move in the club (unless, of course, the legend threw a guitar pick into the crowd, because everyone and their mother jumped and pushed for that square inch of magical plastic).

The Spaceman came in hot from Jendell between the hours of 8pm and 9pm and, without missing a beat, turned out a beautiful recreation of “Parasite,” a classic KISS fan favorite off of Hotter than Hell. The energy only intensified from then on out. His Space Invader hit, “Toys” was up next. Afterwards, the rock icon paused to appreciate 11 years of sobriety, but pointed out the fact that we were all still expected to drink just as long as we didn’t crash our cars on the way home, as he knows all too well how that feels. The night continued with Ace’s very own, “Rip It Out” off of his self-titled album, Ace Frehley followed by a version of Thin Lizzy’s “Emerald”. Each member of the Ace Fehley band had their night behind the mic, but first in rotation was Mr. Scot Coogan on drums who took lead on another KISS cover, “Love Gun”. After Ace sent a shout out to his former bandmate, Paul Stanley, Coogan performed doing the song a great justice and, no doubt, the crowd went wild for every reinvention of KISS. Ace grabbed back the lead with yet another KISS masterpiece, “Rocket Ride” and then took the energy right into his Anomaly release, “Sister”. Unlike most traditional rock bands (well, I guess KISS does it too), Ace gave way to a bass solo by Mr. Chris Wyse who proclaimed the integrity and significance of the bass guitar in rock music. Full of energy, Wyse took the lead on ANOTHER KISS favorite, “Strange Ways” again off of their 1974 release, Hotter than Hell.
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Win A Ticket To See Doro @ B.B. King’s On 9/10/2017

The Details: Doro Pesch is truly a Metal Queen and for more than thirty years she has been delivering the goods with her bands. We all learned of her from Germany’s Warlock and this tour is a special one as it celebrates the 30th Anniversary of that bands “Triumph and Agony” album. I understand that Doro will be delivering this release in full during her shows along with numerous other hits and having seen her so many times can say that you don’t want to miss this gig at B.B. King Blues Club. With that being said I am honored to announce that thanks to the fine folks in Marketing that some lucky PiercingMetal readers will be seeing this show for free. Check out the details on how to participate.

When and Where: Sunday, September 9th @ B.B. King Blues Club (237 West 42nd St., NYC)

To Participate: I’ve decided to keep this an easy one and by saying that I mean I will be sticking to my usual formula of you readers giving me “3” things that you like most about the band if you have heard them already and if you are a newbie just give me “3” things that you are most interested in about their performance. Perhaps there are albums that “spoke” to you or concert appearances that sent you to the music shop to snag some of the band members earlier works. Just give me three solid answers and how important it is to be at this show. I know I make you work but I work here too so whining will not win out at all LOL. Make this good reading because the stuff remains on the website and can likely inspire new fans as well on how our freebies work. Plus I think Doro herself will be looking at this contest and you ALWAYS want to impress such a legendary figure. Writing “because they rock dude” is just too un-original and boring. I’ll be responding to the comments that I like most right below their answer. Kindly review some guidelines before entering your submission.
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Doro @ B.B. King Blues Club

Doro Pesch will celebrate thirty years of “Triumph and Agony”, her most seminal work at the venerated Times Square venue. Don’t miss this one.

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Ted Nugent @ B.B. King Blues Club

Uncle Ted makes a long overdue visit to his NYC family and flock. Don’t miss this one.

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Ace Frehley @ B.B. King Blues Club

Space Ace returns to Times Square to the famous venue.

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