GUITARIST ACE FREHLEY SAYS “A LOT OF FANS ARE SAYING IF I’M NOT INVOLVED IN [KISS’ “END OF THE ROAD”] TOUR, THEY’RE NOT GOING”

Graham Hartmann of Loudwire reports:

KISS will begin on The End of the Road in 2019 and remain on tour for three years, finally reaching the twilight of their career. Though [original guitarist Ace] Frehley hasn’t been a member of KISS since 2002, his enormous contributions to the band haven’t faded with fans, as they’re constantly demanding a reunion.

“They’re testing the waters,” Frehley says about his former KISS bandmates. “I think they’re waiting for promoters to come back and say, ‘Well, we’ll give you X amount of dollars if Ace is involved and Peter is involved.’ It’s all about money with those guys and they’ll be the first to admit it, especially Gene. When Doc McGee gets a call from a promoter and they say, ‘We’ll give you double the amount of money with Ace and Peter,’ we’re gonna get the call.”

“If I come back, I’m gonna take my throne back, or I’m not coming back,” says about sharing a stage with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer. “A lot of fans are saying if I’m not involved in the next tour, they’re not going. That’s probably making Paul and Gene a little nervous … I can’t imagine them doing an ‘End of the Road’ tour with the same lineup. They’ve been playing for 15 years, there’s nothing special about doing one last big tour with the same lineup.”

Ace adds, “I told Paul and Gene, ‘I’m the guy now that you’ve always wanted me to be.’ I was a screwup and I was always late and didn’t show up on time and missed recording sessions. I was telling them this year, ‘I’m now the guy you always wanted me to be.’ Hopefully it sinks in, you know?”

Watch Loudwire‘s interview with Ace Frehley below. To purchase Frehley’s new album, Spaceman, please click here.

source: loudwire.com

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  • shannon mehaffey on

    Goodness, this business about lip synching’s got me really concerned; it’s a Kiss axiom that their show is 100% live even if there’s a hidden keyboard player, it’s live. I would have no problem with Eric Singer doubling Paul now…that was always a strength of Kiss’s, that they had four vocalists who could cover each other…why should that be any different now? Ace’s guitar is the Kiss sound…I saw him solo on his Space Invaders tour and he plays with so much force and his guitar sounded exactly like it does on Kiss Alive! it actually caused this chemical reaction in my brain.


  • shannon mehaffey on

    The more I think about it the more I like it; Paul could put more into his guitar playing …he could save his voice in the show for the “featured” parts of the songs….Eric sings great…I think they should go with this and having Ace’s guitar would also lessen the impact of having someone else singing Paul’s songs (with Paul) on the overall Kissness of the show.


  • genesraccoonwig on

    Live Eric is better than Milli Vanilli Paul….however, just goes to show you Kiss should have called it quits years ago. They have no one to blame for themselves.
    If Kiss decides to use prerecorded vocals, it will be a slap in the face to the fans who have supported this group through thick and thin.


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