ACE FREHLEY Reunites With Former FREHLEY'S COMET Bandmates At 'Kruise Fest' (Video)
October 31, 2019
On October 29, Ace Frehley reunited with his former FREHLEY'S COMET bandmates John Regan (bass),Tod Howarth (guitar/lead vocals) and Richie Scarlet (guitar/lead vocals) to perform a couple of songs at the "Kruise Fest" music festival and rock and roll expo at the DoubleTree Hilton Convention Center in Miami, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
Frehley, Regan and world-renowned drummer Anton Fig formed FREHLEY'S COMET in 1984. The band went on to sell well over 1.5 million albums and had multiple MTV music videos in heavy rotation from 1987 to 1990.
Scarlet was in FREHLEY'S COMET from 1984 to 1985 and played in three of the band's seven different lineups. Howarth was in FREHLEY'S COMET from 1986 to 1988 and was in the group's last three lineups. Both Frehley and Regan were members of FREHLEY'S COMET for the duration of the band's four-year existence.
Frehley previously reunited with Regan and Howarth to perform the songs "Rock Soldiers" and "Cold Gin" during the original KISS guitarist's September 2017 concert in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Frehley told Ultimate Classic Rock that the keyboards on FREHLEY'S COMET's debut album were a result of "Howarth's influence." He explained: "I tried to keep the keyboards to a minimum, because I'm really not a keyboard guy. KISS never really used them, except on a couple of songs. I always wanted to follow the same direction with my career as I had with KISS musically. It was almost like I had to fight to keep more keyboards off the record, because I was there with three other band members and my producer."
In a 2017 interview with the Poughkeepsie Journal, Regan — who met Frehley in the mid-1980s at a friend's recording studio in White Plains, New York — described Ace as "a kook, in a good sense. In a world full of copies, he's a one-off. He's an original."
Last year, Regan, Howarth, Scarlet joined forces with former ACE FREHLEY drummer Steve Werner in a new band called RETURN OF THE COMET.