GUITARIST ACE FREHLEY HAD AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO KISS FACE PAINT AND THOUGHT HE WAS “BLIND”

AceFrehley600 Ace Frehley says he once feared that he had gone blind when he suffered an allergic reaction to his famous KISS face paint.

The guitarist recalls a time in a Paris hotel room where he and a model friend downed four bottles of champagne after a show.

Frehley tells Loudwire: “I was in Paris, and I bumped into a model, a fashion model that I knew from New York. She was doing a photo shoot there. We ended up getting drunk on about four bottles of champagne, and I ended up passing out in the bed with my makeup on after the show. When I woke up, I had an allergic reaction from not taking the silver off, because it’s ground up metal. My eyes were swollen shut. I was blind.”

The band’s manager called for medical help, but Frehley genuinely feared he had lost his sight. He adds: “They rushed a doctor over, and they shot me up with, like, Prednisone, an anti-inflammatory that took it down. But for a minute there, I thought I was blind. I didn’t know what had happened. It was insane.”

In the rest of the interview below, the guitarist discusses his childhood and other musical projects.

Ace Frehley has a new album titled, Space Invader which will be released on June 24th through eOne Music.

additional source: classicrockmagazine.com

Comments

  1. Slow day in the news department …

    • “Rob”……you really are lower than a pregnant ant….Now come back with something brah……Joe in The Cuse

    • Ummm, so why did you waste your precious time reading the story and commenting on it??

      Dana from here

      • Oh I can answer that for “Rob”…….because “Rob” along with a few other meatheads here are jealous of Eddie. They wish they could have put in the ball busting work like Ed did but just were a bunch of lazy meatheads that decided to work @ McDonald’s. So after their shift they can let out their frustration and then they complain why their posts are pulled??? I had a vision and the passion of playing pro football….achieved. I also have a passion for metal/Rock. You see that is where I need Eddie. I appreciate the efforts of people in any industry. Don’t be a hater or don’t be jealous of someone’s success. Be thankful…….Joe in The Cuse

        • Go Orange

        • Actually Seattle…92-95, and I’m very unique…not in YOUR “douchbag” way….lols. Now go back home, mommy has dinner waiting for you, and yes KISS Theme Park, you can bring Ken & Barbie with you….lmao

        • DR…I played college ball @ Penn State…..but I do go to many Syracuse Football/Basketball games. Basketball games up here are insane, 30,000 strong on average….a lot of fun. And I want to apologize to Kiss Theme Park for my last post….wasn’t cool. Joe in The Cuse.

      • Sorry Dana I read the story and realized I heard it years ago.no big deal just making a comment. I spend my precious time as you say listening to trunk and reading this web site. I’ve been listening to him since the DHA Days. Don’t get so offended ….I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings :( Sheesh!

        • Rob,

          I wasn’t offended, but sometimes I just get tired of all the complaints and armchair reporters on here. It seems it is easier for people criticize than to make constructive comments. However, I thank you for your support.

          Dana :)

    • He’s right! I heard that story 20 years ago

      • So? Maybe some of the newer fans haven’t heard it yet?

        Why don’t you guys all head over to Blabbermouth, Metal Hammer and Classic Rock and complain there as well because they are all running this story too.

        Some people really aren’t happy unless they are complaining or nitpicking like a bunch of hens.

        Dana from ET.com :)

        • Ok Dana point taken…didn’t mean to offended. I actually like this site so I will choose what I say more wisely…sorry

    • Eric Heaton says:

      I guess so…they posted something about manowar..lol

  2. Tommy Thayer wears Ace’s face paint. Fake Ace guy.

  3. I love Ace’s stories.

  4. Gary B. says:

    Gene then charged him $1.35 for tissues to wipe off the silver makeup when he awoke…….

  5. GetItStraight says:

    They couldn’t play an Ace song for the intro????

  6. Ask him at the Starland Ballroom when Eddie hosts.

  7. i have an allergic reaction to seeing “disgrace-man” and “copy cat” in ace and peter’s makeup.

  8. I also dont like these imposters in ace n peter makeup. Paul n gene for the first time in my 35 yrs as a fan have really destroyed everything that was once good about this band and also goes to show u how important original guys are next to these imposters today in the. What almost 12/13 yrs since gene n paul put these two bozos n ace n peters makeup . What is the single most biggest accomplishment have the achieved that could remotely touch anything original kiss did in the 70663d and reunion tour. Not a thing.. I tell u one thing all they can do in a live setting is co headline tours because kiss today can’t simply do it on their own. Fact……I know this would not be the case with ace n peter

    • Kiss Theme Park says:

      And the Ace and Peter tour is selling out at every venue.

    • Not only are Eric and Tommy impersonating Ace and Peter at this point, but Gene and Paul seem to be impersonating themselves from 30 years earlier. Gene and Paul (Paul in particular) are shells of their former selves. Gene and Paul stopped performing vocally at an acceptable level (Gene probably during the Crazy Nights Tour and Paul probably during the Reunion Tour) years ago. The entire band has operated for the last 12 years as an upscale KISS cover band. Why people would pay to see this is beyond reason.

      • Flaming Yute says:

        You sound like some of the critics from the 70s. Kiss persevered back then, and they will now. You’re entitled to your opinion, but your opinion matters to no one.

        • Funny. That’s almost a direct quote of what Gene or Paul would have said. The problem with this statement is that Gene and Paul could actually sing back in the 70s. These days they just croak. I guess this would be acceptable if they were an instrumental band and they didn’t have any vocals in their songs, but until they morph into Joe Satriani and can play at his level, I’m not paying my hard earned cash to see a middle of the road cover band. Peter and Ace can currently sing circles around Gene and Paul. Peter still has it. Ace still has it. Gene and Paul wish they still had it.

          • Flaming Yute says:

            “Sing circles around Paul and Gene”? Lol I guess that explains the tremendous success of Ace and Peter’s solo work in the last decade. Specifically, the All For One Album.

  9. Larry "Stone Bandit" Jackson says:

    Eddie…, I wonder if the song…, “Snowblind” has any ties to this story?

  10. Ben Dover says:

    Anything and everything that has KISS in the headline brings tons of traffic to this site. It’s a business decision. Shit, they’d post an article about what Gene’s middle finger smells like because they know it’ll bring eyeballs.

  11. At least he didn’t pass out on the Bronx River Parkway after 4 bottles in ’78.

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