UG editorial team. A group of people who are passionate about guitar and music in general.
As 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.