“They said they invited us to perform at that show. I never got a phone call. They just said that to sell tickets”: Despite reports, Ace Frehley says he hasn’t heard from Paul Stanley or Gene Simmons about joining Kiss’s last-ever gig

Kiss playing live
(Image credit: Martin Philbey/Redferns/Getty)

Contrary to recent reports, Ace Frehley says he hasn’t been approached regarding the prospect of joining his former bandmates Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons for when Kiss take to the stage for the final time later this week.

The glam metal icons are set to play their last-ever gig at Madison Square Garden this Saturday (December 2), and reports last week suggested electric guitar hero Frehley and original drummer Peter Criss had been approached by Kiss about the possibility of making an appearance.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.