In a recent interview with “Juliet: Unexpected” podcast, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has revealed the only way he would consider coming back to KISS for “End of the Road Tour”.
He said that ‘the only way I would consider going back is to replace Tommy‘. Here’s the statement:
“The only way I would consider coming back is [if] I took over Tommy’s [Thayer] place. He took over my place — a character that I invented. He’s pretty much going through the motions, but the only way I would consider going back is to replace Tommy and regain my throne. Number two, I’d like a big paycheck because I think I deserve it…
I don’t think Paul and Gene are going to make me an equal partner. I quit a long time ago and I was an equal partner at that juncture. Since then, those guys have been running the show, and they’re control freaks, so they’re always going to run the show from now until the end of time.
On the last reunion tour, I was a paid musician — a hired gun in a sense — even though on stage, we all looked like it was one for all and all for one.”
He also said:
“The fans are the people who put me where I am. The fans are the reason why I’m living in an estate with a Bentley and a Jaguar… I always keep in mind when I’m recording an album what my fans would think of it.
Look what happened with KISS with ‘The Elder’. During the course of that whole album, I was telling Bob Ezrin, our producer, and Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] that I think this is the wrong album for this time period, and that was our biggest flop.“
You can reach the entire interview via Blabbermouth from here.