By Jon Lane
Prior to Thursday’s workouts will be a pretty cool unveiling of the new Hard Rock Cafe at Yankee Stadium. Bernie Williams will be on hand along with rock legends Ace Frehley (KISS), Scott Ian and Frank Bello (Anthrax), Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (RUN DMC) and Anton Figg (Late Show Band). The restaurant/bar will officially open for business with what’s being billed as a Celebratory Guitar Smash.
The new Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium is located at Gate 6 of the new facility. Williams is releasing his second CD “Moving Forward” and will be playing “Take Me
Out to the Ballgame” with children from the Bronx-based Renaissance
EMS, which received Hard Rock guitars at the Cafe ground-breaking last
spring, when Alex Rodriguez signed a huge Hard Rock guitar dressed in pinstripes.
Williams was a great ballplayer and is a fabulous musician. His first project, “The Journey Within,” is fantastic. As far as the Hard Rock, you can’t go wrong here. Rock and roll and Yankees memorabilia under one roof? Money. The food is pretty good too; I’d recommend the hot wings or the burger.
This from MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch: The Hard Rock is rumored to be staying open until 1 a.m. after Yankees home games. Nice!