Bernie Williams received a rock star's reception even at an event in which he was surrounded by rock stars.

Williams was at the new Yankee Stadium today to help Christen the stadium's Hard Rock Cafe. He was joined by rapper DMC, Ace Frehley, of Kiss, Scott Ian, of Anthrax, as well as Anton Fig and Frank Bello. 0f course it was Williams who got the loudest ovation.

"It's great to be here," said Williams. "They did a great job with the stadium. It looks beautiful. I can't wait to come to a couple of games here. It is really going to help the Bronx because a lot of tourists will come here."

Williams, strumming a pinstriped guitar with his No. 51 on it, led a group of young musicians from Renaissance EMS through a rendition of "Take me out to the ballgame."

Frehley then took the stage and played his former hit, "Back in the New York groove."

"I'm here to support my hometown team," Frehley said. "I was born about 10 blocks from the stadium."

Williams and the musicians were joined by Yankees brass Lonn Trost, Randy Levine and Hal Steinbrenner in a guitar-smashing ceremony to officially open the Hard Rock.

The are holding their first workout at the new stadium today at 1:30. The workout is open to ticketholders.