Raleigh-Based Band The Hell No To Open Ace Frehley Show
The Spaceman is in Durham. Ace Frehley, the former lead guitarist and founding member of the legendary rock band KISS, will perform at the Carolina Theatre Monday night (Nov. 17) on his Space Invader Tour. Under his KISS persona of 'The Spaceman," Frehley partnered with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss in the influential glam rock band that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Joining Frehley as a special guest on Monday is Raleigh-based rock band The Hell No. Fronted by red-haired dynamo Brenna Leath, The Hell No already has a devoted fan base in and around the Triangle Region and the East Coast. The band is expected to open the show with its trademark punk, rock and metal music. Guitarist Adam Johnson, bass player Ash Lopez and drummer Dave McDonald round out The Hell No's lineup. You can listen to their latest release here.
Frehley's latest tour began at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, N.J. last Thursday. The talented guitarist tore through a huge night of music made up of KISS songs, his earlier solo material and selections from his recently released Space Invader album.
To get the slightly-retro sound he wanted on the new album, Frehley told the Knoxville News-Sentinel that he had to use older equipment:
"I strived for a vintage sound by using analog gear: tubes amps, tube pre-amps, tube microphones, old guitars. We kind of got the best of the both worlds. We're locked in the digital world, obviously, but you can get around it by using plug-ins and vintage gear."
Tonight's performance in Durham will feature those songs, plus many of the familiar classics that have helped make Frehley a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.