In a new interview with Guitar World (as transcribed by Blabbermouth), KISS main men Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons said that they’re willing to entertain the idea of being joined on stage, for the band’s final world tour, briefly by guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss. But, as Simmons put it, “they’re never going to be in KISS again.”

“Ace and Peter have gotten three chances,” he continued. “They were in and out of the band — fired — three times. For drugs, alcohol, bad behavior, being unprofessional… So the short answer… is we’d love to have Ace and Peter join us here and there. And if they don’t, it’s not going to be because of us.”

He added, “Would we welcome Ace or Peter to jump up onstage for a song or two? Of course. Could we depend on either Ace of Peter to do a full set night after night? Not on your f—ing life.”

So in response to those comments, guitarist Ace Frehley posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“…Gene, your memory is really incorrect!…I was NEVER FIRED from KISS, I quit twice (not 3-times) of my own free will, because you and Paul are control freaks, untrustworthy and were too difficult to work with!

…Your slanderous remarks about my bad habits over the years has cost me millions of dollars and now that I’m over 12-years sober you’re still saying I can’t be trusted to play a whole nights show! Well that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the last 12-years with different configurations of “The Ace Frehley Band” to you and Paul’s dismay!

…I’m also the most successful solo artist to come out of the original KISS lineup , and proud of it!…You and Paul have tried to derail my solo career multiple times over the years unsuccessfully.

…I’ve tried to be nice and friendly by inviting you and Paul to perform on my past albums for eOne Music, give each of you guys one of my prized Gibson Les Paul 59’ models, but today’s comments have made me realize you’re just an a–hole and a sex addict who’s being sued by multiple Women, and you’re just trying to sweep it all under the carpet!

…The icing on the cake was when you groped my wife and propositioned her in Los Angeles at the Capitol Records building behind my back, when I was trying to help you out at one of your “Vault Experiences” which I only found out about several weeks later…she was planning on pursuing a suit against you, but I told her to call it off!!!

…Well now the gloves are off after your terrible comments today and I’m thinking that this really may be “The End Of The Road Tour” for you guys!!!

….Without a complete and heartfelt apology, an offer to give me my old job back, and removing Tommy from the Throne that I created… THE S–T WILL HIT THE FAN AND THEY’LL BE NO STOPPING IT-IT’S ON!!!”

additional source: consequenceofsound.net

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  • robert davenport on

    Just watched the YouTube clips from last night Paul was lip syncing all night – couldn’t tell how many other tracks were running – it’s just so awful that they are going down this lip sync road – i wonder how paul will justify this ? I also think he might just deny it and say they aren’t lip syncing at all – I hope they get called out hard for this BS!

    • genesraccoonwig on

      I liked the stage and the video screens – for a minute they looked like UFOs and thought Ace might jump out 🙂
      Lip sync or not – set list is boring and predictable. Why sing Beth when Eric could rock out to Strange Ways – plus no Rock and Roll Over or Revenge songs.

      I saw on Deuce the screens showed some flashbacks of the earlier lineups – Winder if they do more.

    • Rattlehead on

      It makes me so sick watching Fake Ace and Fake Peter impersonating the real Spaceman and Catman. Rockets launched from guitar is iconic Ace move…..Singing Beth at front of stage is iconic Peter move. Just disgusting…..

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Agree Rattle…. at least for now they have not included Shock Me as part of the set list.
      And no need for Eric to sing Beth – plenty of other Peter songs to sing.

      I was hoping throughout the show – they would have a separate compilation of Ace , Peter, Eric and Bruce while the band takes a breather and pays the proper respect to each former band member.

  • robert davenport on

    Rattlehead , I agree it’s a sham in every way possible , I cant believe Eddie has not commented on this yet , maybe he’s waiting to get his story right ? …. since it does appear they will be lip syncing and running tracks for the duration of the tour , it makes zero sense they would not have Ace & Pete be part of this milli vanilli sideshow circus- they could come out dressed as mime’s ………..

  • Charles Clinchot on

    Was 12 when my brother brought home Alive and I was blown away. I went to the record store and saw, Destroyer, on the shelves-my first Kiss record and rock record/ I bought with my own money. Later had tickets to see them at the Garden, but my father would not let me go. Did see them on the reunion tour, and 2000 for the farewell tour, but I wish I saw them in their hey day. I was a die hard Kiss fan and they were my favorite band. They put it out and I bought it. But lately (after the farewell tour 2000), I began to feel that they are not doing it for fans, just deceiving them. Now, I’m more inclined to say my favorite bands are Maiden and Priest

  • genesraccoonwig on

    I think for the remainder of the tour – I need to change my name to geneselephantnosecodpiece…..what a costume lol

    On a more serious note….does anyone else think Eric is hitting the drums not as hard as in the past? Not saying he is not drumming….just curious.

  • tom on

    i have been listening to the kiss sirius channel since it started .. heard songs i barely remembered from the older days, but i have yet to hear “rip and destroy”… WHY NOT???

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