Pearl Frehley

As if I needed any more vindication for my love of Kiss, I offer the following clip of Pearl Jam performing “Black Diamond” with Ace Frehley during their June 25 show at Madison Square Garden.

That’s drummer Matt Cameron on vocals, by the way, playing the part of Peter Criss.  And because I can’t pass up a good chance to post some more Kiss, here’s Ace and his former bandmates doing the very same song at the very same venue, in 1977.

Take that Thom – If Kiss is cool enough for Pearl Jam, they’re cool enough for you.