KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer had a new interview with Argus Leader. Thayer thinks that replacing Ace Freshley was a no-win situation.
Thayer also admitted during that replacement period he was feeling lots of pressure. He adds that by time time goes, he started become more and more comfortable.
Here is Thayer’s statement:
“I have to be honest, when I first came into the band, there was some pressure, It was kind of a no-win situation when you’re replacing somebody like that.
There’s a lot of fans who are unhappy with this and I understand. They followed the band for a long time and it’s hard to see things like that change sometimes.
After a few years went by, I got more confident and more comfortable in the situation, as time goes on, it continues to be a growing experience and something that I get more used to.”
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Back in December 2018, Ace Frehley has revealed that ‘the only way I would consider going back is to replace Tommy.‘
Here’s the Ace’s early 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.”
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