Former KISS and GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick has issued the following update:
"It is not often that I get to see any shows when I travel for my GRAND FUNK gigs, unless we are on a festival bill with other bands of course. But this past Friday night was very different as I was able to see ACE FREHLEY and THE TUBES in concert at the same showroom in Michigan that GFR would play on Saturday night.
"I thought it would be a great double bill, as I knew THE TUBES from years ago, being on a bill with them in the early '80s with Michael Bolton oddly enough. I caught the last half of the show, and 'White Punks On Dope' is a fun song. Fee Waybill was quite entertaining in his 12 inch heels and crazy glam outfit. It is power pop with a crazy sense of humor. They ended the show with 'Talk To Ya Later'. Another strong hit from the band.
"But truthfully I was really there to see Ace like all the KISS fans in the crowd. I was aware that he was touring with a solid band, and that he was doing all the hits from his solo career and KISS. I had NOT seem him as a solo artist before so I was looking forward to the show. I was aware he wasn't feeling well that night as the sound man, Night Bob, is an old friend of mine. He said Ace was getting over a chest cold, but to be honest Ace didn't let it keep him down.
"As he sang later in the set 'Ace is back, I told you so!' After some high pitch feedback noise from his excellent looking Les Paul Custom signature model, Ace got down to business pleasing the crowd. I didn't take notes with the set list, but of course I enjoyed songs like 'Breakout' (dedicated to Eric Carr),'Parasite', 'Strange Ways', 'Rip It Out', 'Rock Soldiers', and 'New York Groove'. He even did a bit of 'I Want You' in one of the songs."
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