KISS members past and present Ace Frehley, Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer have joined Gene Simmons at an exclusive launch of his $2000-a-piece Vault boxed set at the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles.
Among the dubious pleasures for the super-fans present was 68-year-old Simmons performing one of his earliest compositions, “My Uncle Is A Raft”.
As you can see from the video below, when guitarist Frehley suggests the ensemble performs the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil”, drummer Singer retorts: “You mean sympathy for Gene”.
The rendition starts well enough – but Frehley admits “I don’t know all of the lyrics”. Earlier, the foursome toyed with “Gimme Shelter” and a very early KISS song, “Life In The Woods”.
Simmons and Frehley also played an acoustic version of “2000 Man”, off 1979’s Dynasty.