On this week’s show: Richard Gere’s Fiat fracas, Ace Frehley’s surprise Pearl Jam show, and Bryce Dallas Howard in “Terminator 4.”
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This week’s quiz revolves around actor William Hurt, who lives in Sneden’s Landing.
Can you guess which TV show he’s just recently accepted a leading role on for next season?
C. CSI: Boston
Answer, as always, is at the end of the clip or after the break.
If you’re fortunate enough to have tickets to the Pearl Jam concert tonight, a benefit for the Robin Hood Foundation, you may just luck out like the folks who got to see the band on June 25 as Madison Square Garden. They were treated to guest appearances by Kiss guitarist and Chappaqua resident Ace Frehley, as well as C.J. Ramone of the Ramones. Frehely performed the Kiss favorite “Black Diamond” with the band. According to Billboard, a few of those who made the show last Wednesday were Olsen Twins, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, and Pound Ridgers Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon.
Judging by the hefty prices for tonight’s show at the Beacon Theatre — from $518 to $3,450 on TicketCity — who knows, maybe you’ll get the full Kiss quartest and a half-dozen other Ramone relatives.
(Eddie Vedder photo:Â AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
As you may remember, Chappaqua resident and KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is on tour right now, promoting his solo work, “Pain in the Neck.” Only catch: He’s not actually playing any of his new songs, for fear that they’ll end up on the Internet before the actual album comes out. As he explained in a recent interview about his comeback tour:
“I’m going to wait until after the album comes out because I don’t want everything on YouTube. I don’t think we’ll really be able to add more than three new songs to the set anyway. Everybody wants to hear certain songs from certain records. It’s hard figuring out what to drop.”
So isn’t it just a delicious irony that, after playing a concert in Atlanta in late February, video of him performing quickly ended up on YouTube.
As promised, it doesn’t look like he’s rocking any new tunes — instead, the clip just shows his guitar smoking. Literally. For those looking forward to the new Frehley solo album, there is one tantalizing tidbit, though: Former Guns ‘n’ Roses guitarist Slash is due to play on it, too. Now, if only we could track down that drummer from Poison, we might just have the makings of a pretty decent band. Either that or the next cast of “The Surreal Life.”
This week’s quiz:
Bill Murray, once a fixture of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, missed the tournament a couple weeks ago. Murray is the undisputed best celebrity golfer in our region, with a handicap of 7.2. But can you guess which fellow local star is close on his heels, with a handicap of 7.3?
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Kevin Dillon (Mamaroneck)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Al Pacino (Sneden’s Landing)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Dick Clark (Mount Vernon)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Joe Torre (Harrison)
The answer is at the end of the clip and after the break.
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, who lives in Chappaqua, is in the midst of recording his first solo album since 1990, with a planned April release. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s laying the album down as his Westchester home and is then planning to go on a North American concert tour later this year.
He summed up the artistic process behind the new album to Billboard:
<blockquote><div>”Basically, I’m trying to get back into the mindset I was in when I did my first solo record [1978’s ‘Ace Frehley’]. That record seemed to have all the elements everybody liked — a real cool instrumental, a hit single, some real heavy rockers, a nice variety of different genres of music.”</div></blockquote>
Though he also pointed out some of his favorite new tracks — “A Little Below the Angels,” “Pain in the Neck,” “Fractured Quantum,” and “Genghis Khan” — he bizzarly won’t be performing any of the new work on stage. “Every show’s on YouTube, every song,” he said. “I don’t want to play any of the new songs ’cause I don’t want to give away anything.”
Which is all fine and good (frankly, I’m more jazzed about him doing the old Kiss tunes anyways), but sooner or later, if you keep beating that dead horse, all that’s left is to star on season two of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” And, well, we all know how that turned out for Gene Simmons.
(AP Photo/Paul Warner)