A Clean and Sober Ace Frehley Discusses Kiss' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Debacle and More

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hughami

Sadly the more the original members of Kiss open their mouths the more you wish they'd remember less is more. None of them come across very well as people, albeit for different reasons. You can always suspect that your musical heroes might be dicks, due to a lifetime of accolades and money... no need for them to prove it! : )

I for one think Kiss wrote some really great tunes and always delivered a great show, that is more than enough guys, thank you... so um how about just shutting up now?

As an aside, Ace's "for the fans BS" was exposed when in London (o2 Sheppherd's Bush)a couple years back, meant to come on at 8:30, didn't arrive on stage till nearly 10pm (11pm curfew) to a round of boo's from the audience. He just walked on stage and said hey it's snowing out there, proving he just arrived at the venue! Go figure.

No apology or acknowledgement of the affect to the audience for keeping them waiting for 90 minutes plus... Note: they went from fans to audience after that!

There for the fans Ace? Yeah right ; )

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joeyfanof88

Bash Ace all you want......just go here http://youtu.be/iDm_yhGEfek Now shut up.......

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sonic tooth

He said he blows Tommy Thayer. Huh huh huh

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Big Dave

I went to see the reunion tour with Ace and Peter. I had back stage passes and Tommy was the road manager at that time. While Gene and Paul were out enjoying the meet and greet, Peter came in complaining that his elbows hurt and he left pretty much after he walked in. Then Ace ripped Tommy behind the superman curtain screaming at him that he is off after he walks off the stage and had no time to meet with fans. So I get a little annoyed when Ace talks about doing it for the fans especially the RRHOF. For the second time he took it for granted. As much as I liked the original lineup, I am glad that KISS moved on for the better. Let it be.

GatorStudio

Wow. What an A-hole. Other than playing the victim, he always seemed down to earth in interviews. What a bummer that your backstage experience was F'd up because of a couple of prima donnas.

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bunzi1964

" I definitely blow [current Kiss guitarist] Tommy Thayer off the stage.”

Really Ace? C'mon, have some class here.

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Big Dave

Well said

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knight_sirgrumpy1

I saw KISS and Def Leppard in Austin Texas...Tommy acted very lethargic, really out of sorts. Their show as still good, but it would have be great had the gang been back together. They only played for 75 minutes due to the noise ordinance in the Austin area. The set list, to me at least, was pretty weak and could have been much better.

I am proud of Ace; his sobriety is important to his creative process...speaking personally, I have been sober over nine years now and it has been the greatest years of my life. So I can empathize with Ace.

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KISSFAN1976

I will always be an Ace Frehley fan but I am sick of him acting like he is a victim. His horrible work ethic and various addictions sealed his fate in the band. It is his fault and no one else's. His next chance would be his 3rd chance where most people don't even get a 2nd chance. And his slight on Thayer is unnecessary. Thayer was the one who showed Ace his solos in 1996. How easily he forgot. And as far as "no one coming to their shows", I saw KISS on July 18th and were as sharp as ever. The biggest crowd that I ever saw at Aaron's Amphitheater in Atlanta. Ace will probably never see an arena again unless he buys a ticket. So Ace, careful who you piss off today, you may need them tomorrow.

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tsf1701

We will probably never get the whole truth about what happened with the original lineup. Bottom line is that the band was never the same (or as good) after Ace and Peter left. Ace and Peter brought something to the show that couldn't and still can't be duplicated.

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gnri

we know the truth, nobody is saying any thing different peter was fired for being a cokehead and ace quit because they when't disco. really that's it end of story , water under the bridge, they reunited for a retirement plan and stuffed all their pockets , good for them

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KISSFAN1976

Musically, they are better now than then. Peter never was a very good drummer.

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nena

that may be true, but then again, his song Beth was a big hit, maybe even their biggest selling single.

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jbbmusic

Boy, every time you read anything in regard to Kiss they seem like a bunch of clowns. Let's face it, they are a novelty band. Many novelty acts get very popular and sell millions of records, like the Monkees and the Partridge Family. Kiss should be so grateful that they got into the HOF but instead turn it into an ego driven circus.

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bunzi1964

I totally disagree, they are not a novelty band. Just because they do the makeup and all the rest, the rock tunes they wrote are mostly good.

The Partrige and Monkee bands where put together by producers and didnt write their music. (monkees tried some later on)

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Gina Elizabeth

Whenever GordonGerbert comments on Ace Frehley posts, it's a desperate attempt to sell his book of crap.

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GordonGebert

Whenever Ace telegraphs publicly that he's "clean and sober", it's a direct message to Gene and Paul because he's desperate to get back in KISS.
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