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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  • Donald Pudas on

    “For drugs, alcohol, bad behavior, being unprofessional…” so being sober for years and years can’t change someones mind? F Gene.

  • jeffrey heffernan on

    hey dana,you think they will ever make a kiss bio pic?

    • Dana on


      I am sure that could be a possibility. Then, there would be fighting over how the individuals were being portrayed in certain situations, based on different points of view.

      D 🙂

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Ace Frehley played by Tommy Thayer 🙂

    • Doug R. on

      Well obviously Tommy & Eric will play Ace & Peter, after all, they have 20 years experience playing Ace & Peter already! 😉 Tonight in Vancouver, KISS’ first show of the End Of The Road tour, will it be live? Or will it be Memorex?? 😉

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Doug – if I were a betting man, some of the show will be Memorex. I hope the crowd chants Ace’s name

    • Tyger of Pan Tang on

      I’ll let you know Doug, cause I’m going to be there!

    • Doug R. on

      Tyger, that’s cool, we want a full report tomorrow! 😉

  • Rattlehead on

    Brother Doug! Actually, Tommy has a lot more experience with impersonations than Eric. Remember, Tommy used to impersonate Ace in his first KI$$ tribute band, Cold Gin, in the early 1990s when Eric was still Eric.

    • Doug R. on

      You’re absolutely right, bro! I think Tommy has spent more time being Ace than he has being himself! LOL!

  • DR Is Live on

    Ace wasn’t the author of this Facebook post.

  • shannon mehaffey on

    The guys to play Kiss are all too old now…Depp would be Paul Stanley, Keanu, Ace….Sean Penn, Peter Criss….I’d want Michael Douglas as Gene for sure…

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