GUITARIST ACE FREHLEY SAYS HE WOULD REUNITE WITH KISS, BUT NOT FOR “TOMMY THAYER’S SALARY”
Guitarist Ace Frehley says he participate in a KISS reunion with all the original members, but only if the price is right. Speaking exclusively to Rock Candy‘s Dave Reynolds for a 12-page cover story in the latest issue of the magazine, Excerpts from the feature appear below [as per blabbermouth.net.].
“It would be nice to go back out again with them,” Frehley said. “But it’s not my call. I think we have a really good relationship now. I text Paul back and forth and we’ve worked together, as I have with Gene. I would seriously consider it, but the money would have to be right. I’m not gonna take Tommy Thayer’s salary.”
“It would certainly sell more tickets with me involved,” he added. “I have a gut feeling it will happen.”
Ace acknowledges that he wasn’t always the easiest to work with, given his acknowledged addictions with alcohol and drugs.
“I know that I put those guys through hell in the past,” he conceded. “Sometimes I was too drunk at soundchecks, but sobriety has made me more dependable and reliable.” Frehley says he’s been sober for 13 years now, and would be fit to rejoin the band, for what would be an unforgettable experience, especially if original drummer Peter Criss were to come back into the fold.
“It would be really exciting,” he said. “Not just for me, but also for the fans. I’m ready. I feel reborn.”
Read the whole of this revealing article, and many more fascinating features, in issue 16 of Rock Candy, available in shops worldwide or direct online at this location.