ACE FREHLEY SAYS THAT HE WOULD LIKE GENE SIMMONS TO APPEAR ON HIS COVERS ALBUM
While original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will be releasing his new album, Space Invader, on August 19th, the six stringer is already discussing his next project, which will be covers album.
Frehley reveals that he already has guest musicians such as Lita Ford, Slash and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready lined up, but there that there is someone very special he would like to ask to appear on this CD.
“I was thinking of asking [KISS bassist/vocalist] Gene [Simmons] to play bass on one track, and I’m not going to say which one. That’ll be a surprise,” Ace told VH1 Radio Network‘s Dave Basner.
When asked by VH1 Radio Network if he thinks Gene would accept his invitation, Frehley said, “I think he’d consider it. I don’t know if he’d do it. Maybe [KISS guitarist/vocalist] Paul [Stanley] won’t let him. Who knows?”
Ace’s version of Steve Miller’s, The Joker, was recently released online and can be heard here.
Guess there’s not so much bad blood as some like to say…
I am trying to bring myself to take all my KISS CD’s to the used shop down the road – but I can’t do that and end up punishing Ace & Peter on account of the behaviour of Gene & Paul…it was so much easier to do with Ted Nugent. What a quandry – I guess I will just make a mix disc of only Ace and Peter’s songs, since hearing Paul and Gene’s just annoy me now.
Why didn’t you get rid of your Kiss cd’s when Peter and Ace screwed things up for the band?? Grow up…
Ace played the bass parts on most of his songs on Kiss albums, at least from “Shock Me” onward. Gene’s vocals I can sort of understand, but why pay for Gene on bass when any mediocre session guy would be better and cheaper. Purely for publicity, especially if Gene turns him down publicly. I feel so used…
Dave Scott and Aaron., a few points on both of your posts…He mentioned Gene playing bass because it is going to be an All-star jam of covers, with his friends in the industry so no session player would make sense. Not to mention, Gene is a good player and obviously still a friend so who cares who Ace wants on his album?? if Ace is good with it, then why all the hate? It’s not about you or me, its about what they want to do. Why was it so easy to forgive Ace and Peter for almost destroying the band several times, while Gene and Paul, who ARE the reason Kiss is still around 40 years later get shit from people…All the unmasked years kept the band alive, even though some of it wasnt great the machine kept rolling right up until the originals re-grouped. All four have had major moments of stupidity and selfishness, but for people to continue to make this a war between these guys and over-analyze everything they do is ridiculous…No one other than those four really know everything, so us fans need to stop and think about that..Peter is the one for me that is the most dysfunctional, the least talented, and the one who contributed the least, but I still support him as a Kiss fan…I support all lineups and although I don’t like Tommy and Eric wearing the iconic makeup, I have accepted it. The war between these guys is clearly fueled by fans more than the members themselves and for me, anything Kiss related to new music is exciting, so why not just enjoy the fact that 3 of the four originals are still making music??
I look at it as Ace is trying to bury the hatchet with Gene. He extends the olive branch to Kiss and when they turn it down Ace then looks like the better man.
Let me add that if Gene and Paul ends up playing on the cover album with him then they both look like hypocrites and bigger douches for not playing at the RRHOF ceremony.