KISS: Ace Wants One or the Other
Ace Frehley spoke with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on Friday, following the announcement that KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.
Speaking to Eddie Trunk of That Metal Show on VH-1 Classic, Frehley says, "I know they wanna perform with me and Peter [Criss] at the ceremony. I'm just not sure how much they want [current KISS members] Tommy [Thayer] and Eric [Singer] to be involved... They had nothing to do with the beginning of KISS or had nothing to do with the designs or the costumes or the makeup, but they're a part of KISS today and it is what it is; I don't control that."
The guitarist also says, "But this is about the celebration of KISS and how it all began and started and it should be honoring the four original members. If those guys wanna come up out of makeup and do 'Rock And Roll All Nite' with the whole cast of the show, that would be a great thing. They deserve a little. [But] I can only hope that [Paul and Gene are] gonna do the right thing. You can't have me and Tommy both in makeup. You can't have Eric and Peter both in makeup. That's gonna be a farce. Hopefully the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will talk some sense into Paul and Gene as far as that aspect of the show. Believe it or not, I have faith in those guys."
The ceremony will be held on April 10th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Also musicians being inducted are Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana and The E Street Band.