Original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is up for a reunion of the original band, but only if the price is right! Speaking exclusively to Rock Candy Mag’s Dave Reynolds for a 12-page cover story in the latest issue of the magazine, Space Ace discussed a wide range of issues, including his ‘bad boy’ reputation and his current relationship with Kiss leaders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. But the really exciting news for Kiss fans is that Frehley is ready and willing to perform with Kiss as the band continues with its ‘End Of The Road’ tour.
“It would be nice to go back out again with them,” Frehley said. “But it’s not my call. I think we have a really good relationship now. I text Paul back and forth and we’ve worked together, as I have with Gene. I would seriously consider it, but the money would have to be right. I’m not gonna take Tommy Thayer’s salary.
“It would certainly sell more tickets with me involved,” Ace states. “I have a gut feeling it will happen.”
Ace acknowledges that he wasn’t always the easiest to work with in Kiss, given his acknowledged problems with drink and drugs.
“I know that I put those guys through hell in the past,” he concedes. “Sometimes I was too drunk at soundchecks, but sobriety has made me more dependable and reliable.” Frehley says he’s been sober for 13 years now and would be fighting fit to rejoin the self-styled ‘Hottest Band In The World’ for what would be an unforgettable experience, especially if original drummer Peter Criss were to come back into the fold.
“It would be really exciting,” he says. “Not just for me, but also for the fans. I’m ready. I feel reborn!”
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