Ace Frehley Has ‘Some Dirt’ On Former KISS Bandmates & Threatens To Spill Without Apology
Frehley gave Paul Stanley seven days to retract his recent “PISS” comment.
By Scott Bernstein Mar 31, 2023 • 8:26 am PDT
Founding and former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley gave an ultimatum to ex-bandmate Paul Stanley during an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk.” Frehley claims if Stanley doesn’t apologize for recent remarks disparaging him, Ace will “tell some dirt that nobody knows” regarding both Stanley and KISS bassist Gene Simmons.
Paul Stanley upset Frehley when he took a shot at Ace and former KISS drummer Peter Criss during an appearance earlier this month on “The Howard Stern Show.” Stern asked why KISS didn’t perform when inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014. “[The Rock Hall organizers] were demanding, quite honestly, that we play with the two original guys, Peter and Ace, and at this point, that would be demeaning to the [current KISS] band, and also would give some people confusion,” Stanley responded as per Blabbermouth. “‘Cause if you saw people on stage who looked like KISS but sounded like that, maybe we should be called PISS.”
Eddie Trunk brought up Paul’s comments to which Frehley issued his demand. “But as far as what he said on Howard Stern, I’m going to make a statement to Paul Stanley right now,” Ace told Trunk. “And Paul, if you’re not listening, I’m sure one of your associates in the KISS group are. And I’m telling you that I want my formal apology for what you said and a retraction and an apology within seven days. And if I don’t get that within seven days, I’m coming back on Ed Trunk’s show and I’m gonna tell some dirt that nobody knows about Paul and Gene that I’ve always kept to myself because I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t talk about this. I like to talk about the positive stuff.”
Frehley went on to reveal he has a plan in case Stanley and/or Simmons try to bring him down. “I have a 120-page manuscript that I wrote after I finished my book,” the guitarist added. “My attorney has it in a safety deposit box. God forbid anything happens to me. My attorney is instructed to release it to The New York Times, Rolling Stone, API [sic], everybody. So they can’t intimidate me with trying to hurt me or say, ‘You’d better not say anything about me live on the radio.’ Because then they’re totally screwed. Their careers will be ruined.”
KISS wraps up their touring days with the final leg of the End Of The Road Tour this fall. Ace Frehley was a member of KISS from the group’s formation through 1982. He took part in the successful reunion tour starting in 1996 but left for good in 2002.
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