Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will reunite with bassist Gene Simmons for the first time in 16 years when they join up for a performance at The Children Matter Benefit Concert in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 20 in support of victims of Hurricane Harvey. There are over 10,000 children and families in Houston still living in shelters, and are in need of food and basic daily necessities immediately. The charity will distribute meal kits, sanitation supplies, contamination prevention supplies, and more. Joining the Gene Simmons Band and Frehley, The Children Matter Benefit Concert will also see performances by Don Felder, Cheap Trick, and many more.
The Foo Fighters will be opening a pop-up pub in London, England—albeit, for only one week. The opening of the Foo Fighters Arms will mark the launch of their new album Concrete And Gold, which arrives later this week. Doors will open to the public on September 15, and will host a series of events for both fans and the general public. There’ll be Foo Fighters beers and exclusive merchandise on sale throughout the week… and what are the chances that the band will pop by to play a set at their own pub?
The Rolling Stones are streaming a lyric video for the track “She’s A Rainbow”, as a preview to the September 22 release of a 50th anniversary reissue of the 1967 album, Their Satanic Majesties Request. It features string arrangements by future Led Zeppelin member John Paul Jones, and was the band’s first US Top 25 hit, while the album reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to Gold status Stateside for sales of 500,000 copies.