Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is looking to let his music do the talking when it comes to his feud with ex-bandmate Paul Stanley. But, he’s also letting his mouth do the talking, too!
Earlier this year, Stanley told Howard Stern that KISS would sound like “PISS” if they let original members Frehley and Peter Criss back in the band. Frehley then threatened to spill dirt on Stanley and Gene Simmons if he didn’t get an apology from Stanley. He later reported that Stanley’s response to his demand for an apology was, “Fuck you!”
In a new interview with 93.5 FM MAX (as transcribed by Blabbermouth), Frehley pointed to his ability to maintain a steady music career following his exit from the band 20 years ago.
“It was hard in the beginning, but now I’ve picked up a lot of steam,” said Frehley, “In fact, I remember … the guy that got me signed to the label, he told me that, before [2009’s] Anomaly came out, he said a lot of people said to him, ‘You’re not even gonna get the record.’ Because Paul and Gene have pretty much tried to destroy my credibility by calling me a drunk and a drug addict and somebody who’s not dependable. But if that were the case, how did I make five albums? And I’ve been touring steadily for the last 10 years plus.”
He continued, “They contradict themselves all the time. Now they’re putting me down and saying if I came up and played with them on the farewell tour, it would mar their performance. Paul said on The Howard Stern Show, you might as well call the band PISS instead of KISS if I got up on stage with them. Well, when this album comes about, it’s gonna make him look like an imbecile.”
KISS just launched the final leg of their “End of the Road” farewell tour (pick up tickets here), which is set to wrap up with a two-night stand December 1st and 2nd at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
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In the same interview, Frehley called his upcoming LP “the best album I’ve ever done to date,” adding that he co-wrote most of it with Trixter’s Steve Brown. The guitarist has a handful of tour dates coming up this month, with tickets available here.
Listen to Ace Frehley’s full interview with 93.5 FM MAX’s ZackAttack below.