Monday, July 28, 2014

Ace Frehley Takes More Pot-Shots At Former Kiss Band Mates

Remember how a few days ago former Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley was saying he doesn't like to bash people? Well it seems within a matter of days he has once again proven himself to be a hypocrite.

Anyway, Frehley has recently been talking about how he doesn't think his behavior was ever anywhere near as bad as his former band mates have said and that they are just trying to tarnish his image to make the current Kiss line-up look better. He believes his upcoming record Space Invader will prove his innocence and then some.

In a recent interview with WENN, Frehley says:

“In concert, I always delivered and 95 per cent of the time I delivered on record. It’s there, it’s history. All they’re trying to do is discredit me, so it validates the new line-up. They’ll look foolish when my new album comes out.”

Frehley further commented on all of the drama surrounding Kiss's induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. He believes that if the original line-up had performed, history would have repeated itself and Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar and lead vocals of Kiss) and Gene Simmons (bass and lead vocals of Kiss) would not have wanted that due to their pushing of the current version of Kiss.

“When me and Peter performed with them on the ‘MTV Unplugged’ sessions in 1995 the place went completely crazy and they had to scrap their album that they had just recorded with Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer and they had to do a reunion tour. They’re on tour right now with Tommy [Thayer] and Eric [Singer] and they didn’t want anything to overshadow that. They were afraid that everyone was gonna demand a reunion again if we played."

Well I don't know about you, but personally I think Frehley is just trying to draw attention to himself by insulting Paul and Gene just so he can actually sell copies of Space Invader when it comes out. Below is the first single from the album, Gimme a Feelin'. Do you think this preview is any indication of Frehley being right about the album being his vindication from Stanley's and Simmons's comments about him? Leave comments below.


  1. Ace is a much better guitarist than people give him credit for, I think. The later stuff without him sounds more like a Kiss knockoff than the best stuff from the 70s. All the makeup and stage effects, but not the same music.

  2. I will admit he is pretty good. I like his work, but there are definitely better guitarists out there. The 70's stuff is the best stuff of course, though I will admit even a few tracks from the 80's without him I do find to be pleasing. Right now though I think he needs to find a better way to promote his upcoming album other than bashing current Kiss.