Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley spoke in an interview with Revolver Mag and explained his thoughts about working with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for his solo album. Here’s the statement:
“The big difference is I’m sober, so we’re on the same wavelength. We’re focused together. Back in the Seventies and Eighties, Gene and Paul were here, and me and Peter were somewhere in the trash. It was hard to get us in synch.
We came together for the show for the sake of the fans and I gave it 110 percent. I saved the heavy partying for after the show. I didn’t want to do a bad show. I had integrity.”
On how he get back in touch with them, he said:
“I was tired of all the bullshit and negativity. Plus it was a process I wanted to go through for my sobriety. Years ago, when I quit the band, they badmouthed me and said I was unemployable because I was a drug addict and an alcoholic. That’s not true anymore. So they can’t use that to validate why they have Tommy [Thayer] playing guitar with them.
Now, I’m playing great, I’m looking great. I dropped 30 pounds. Now what’s your reason? And fans are saying the same thing. I haven’t been asked to do a reunion tour, and I don’t know if I’m going to be asked. If I am, I would certainly consider it — for the right fee.”
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