Ace Frehley, the co-founding member and original lead guitarist of KISS, has spoken about his controversial friendship with his former bandmates, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, while promoting his new album, ‘Origins Vol.2,’ during a recent interview.

As you might know, the spaceman released his ninth solo studio album, ‘Origins Vol.2,’ on September 18, 2020, via Entertainment One Music. The iconic guitarist has been appearing on several shows since the release to talk about his brand new work.

Recently, he has made a conversation about his new album on The Eddie Trunk Podcast and also touched upon one of the most wondered issues about him, that is his current relationship with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

Frehley said that he speaks with those guys from time to time. In fact, Simmons buzzed him a couple of weeks ago and he still hasn’t gotten back to him since he’s been so preoccupied with moving and unpacking.

Ace also mentioned that he still speaks with the guitarist of the band, Paul Stanley. He especially pointed out his disturbance about the issue that the press makes out they all hate each other.

Frehley explained based on what they’ve created and accomplished over the past 40 years, being the founding members of the band, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be friends and let bygones be bygones.

Here’s what Ace Frehley said about Gene and Paul during the interview:

“I speak with those guys from time to time. Gene buzzed me a couple of weeks ago, actually, and I still haven’t gotten back to him. I’ve been so preoccupied with moving and unpacking and designing – I’ve been an architect for this new studio, so I’ve been jammed up.

And I speak to Paul from time to time – we’re all friends. It’s a shame that the press makes out that we all hate each other.

But what we created and accomplished over the past 40 years, me and Peter [Criss, drums] and Paul and Gene being the founding members of the band, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be friends and let bygones be bygones.”

You can check out the rest of the conversation here.