It looks like a KISS Reunion with some of its original labelmates may not be happening in the near future. Currently on their End of The Road farewell tour, founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley mentioned before they were open to the idea of welcoming their former bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss onstage at some point. However, according to Consequence of Sound, there has been a change of heart. In an interview, Simmons stated “Ace and Peter have gotten three chances. They were in and out of the band — fired — three times. For drugs, alcohol, bad behavior, being unprofessional… So the short answer… is we’d love to have Ace and Peter join us here and there. And if they don’t, it’s not going to be because of us. Would we welcome Ace or Peter to jump up onstage for a song or two? Of course. Could we depend on either Ace of Peter to do a full set night after night? Not on your f—ing life.”
Frehely caught wind of the statement and responded to it via Facebook, posting “The Gloves Are Off.” Frehley then accused Simmons of groping and propositioning his wife, who was going to file a suit against Simmons but was persuaded by Frehely to not. He also claimed that he was not firedffrom KISS but quit on his own. Frehely also accused his former bandmates of trying to “derail” his “solo career multiple times over the years unsuccessfully.”
The band was recently announced to play the Domination Music Festival with Lamb of God, The Dead Kennedy’s, Alice Cooper, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Dead Kennedy’s, and Limp Bizkit.
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