Watch Ace Frehley Perform 'New York Groove' With the Roots

See ex-KISS axeman revisiting his 1978 smash hit.

Watch Ace Frehley Perform 'New York Groove' With the Roots
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Last night Ace Frehley was back in New York City. So, looks like, it was the reason of the "New York Groove" song being played again by ex-KISS axeman joined by the Roots on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

AsĀ Ultimate Classic Rock notes, Ace tore into a funky version of the signature 1978 solo hit during a pre-show performance captured in the video below.

Frehley appeared in advance of the new solo effort "Space Invader," due next week via eOne Music. Featured are 11 originals plus a cover of the Steve Miller Band's "The Joker."

"I was a little resistant when it first came up," Frehley has said, "but then I thought back to my 1978 solo record, when [Kiss producer] Eddie Kramer's assistant said to me, 'Why don't you try this song?' And it was 'New York Groove.' At first I said, 'I don't want to do that,' and it turned out to be my biggest hit. So maybe history can repeat itself."

"New York Groove" was originally written by Russ Ballard, then it was recorded by British glam rockers Hello for their 1975's debut record "Keep Us Off the Streets." Then, three years ago, it was re-recorded by Ace Frehley for his solo album.

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    Bati
    "it was recorded by British glam rockers Hello for their 1975's debut record "Keep Us Off the Streets." Then, three years ago , it was re-recorded by Ace Frehley for his solo album". Shouldn't that be "three years later "? Anyway, it's nice seeing Ace on TV. Those vocals, though...
    blackdiamond74
    As much as I love the studio version of this song, it needs to be retired live. Its one of the worst live songs I have ever heard.
    MrEcho
    I agree with blackdiamond74,it sounds awful live. But, still love the space man!