Ace Frehley, the original lead guitarist and co-founding member of KISS, opened up about wanting to work with former bandmates Paul Stanley, and Gene Simmons when asked in a new interview with Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station.
With KISS‘ make-up and costumes, elaborate live performances which featured fire breathing, blood spitting, and smoking guitars, the band became famous in the mid-to-late 1970s. The original lineup consists of Stanley, Simmons, Frehley, and Criss. Yet, due to the creative differences, both Criss and Frehley departed the group in 1982.
In a recent interview with Marci Wiser, Ace Frehley was asked if he can see himself performing with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons ever again. Frehley answered positively yet stated that it is up to Stanley and Simmons rather than himself.
Here is what Frehley said about a reunion:
“I think anything’s possible. I’m the kind of person that says ‘never say never.’ But it’s really Paul and Gene‘s call.”
Frehley also reminded that when an opportunity for the band to be reunited came, back in 2014, Stanley and Simmons refused. Yet Frehley still sounds hopeful for the future.
“We missed a great opportunity when we were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014 when Paul and Gene declined to play with me and Peter, ’cause the world was watching, and that was a very unfortunate situation. But maybe that could be rectified in the future.”
Stanley, Simmons, Criss, and Frehley, like KISS, staged its first farewell tour in 2000, the last to feature the group’s original lineup. Since then KISS‘ current lineup consists of original members Simmons and Stanley, guitarist Tommy Thayer, and drummer Eric Singer.
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