Put aside the massive egos, the vices & excess, the kabuki makeup and pyro...the band KISS made some incredible music in the 1970's.
Last night, Gene Simmons reunited with former bandmate Ace Frehley at a benefit show in support of victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The concert at CHS Field Stadium in St Paul, Minnesota marked the first time that Simmons and Frehley had played together in public since 2001. They ripped through classic Kiss tracks Parasite, Cold Gin and Shock Me.
The concert was organized to raise funds for the charity MATTER, who work in partnership with on-ground relief organizations to source and ship the items needed most in the affected areas devastated by the recent hurricane.
Don Felder and Cheap Trick also performed, while the Gene Simmons Band headlined the event.
Here's fan-shot video of the three tunes Gene & Ace played. Notice the three guitarists in Gene's solo bandgrinning ear-to-ear the whole time, watching Space Ace knock out those iconic riffs!