Paul Stanley Rules Out Ace Frehley KISS Return

Paul Stanley has ruled out an Ace Frehley return to KISS.

After Stanley appeared on Frehley’s latest solo album, rumors and speculation increased that Frehley was set to return to the band. Frehley added fuel to the fire in December when asked about a KISS Farewell Tour: “I haven’t heard anything from Paul and Gene – although I did get a text from Gene the other day, wanting to come see me perform this January. Maybe he’ll pop the big question. Who knows? Whatever happens, we’re all good. It’s all good.”

Stanley cleared this up in an interview with Billboard stating “No. And that’s not coming from any place of animosity. I sang on Ace’s most recent album and did a video with him. I have the connection and the reconnection and to celebrate the good things we’ve done together is terrific.”

Stanley enjoys the current incarnation of KISS, which includes Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, and Frehley’s replacement as the Spaceman Tommy Thayer‘s.

“The band as it is – I’ve played with Eric Singer for I think 25 years and Tommy Thayer’s been in the band probably 15 years at this point. I have no thoughts of re-visiting the past.With that said I am happy to enhance or do whatever I can for anyone who has helped put me where I am, but that doesn’t include getting hitched again to somebody I unhitched from.”

When Frehley was aked if he thought he’d still be with KISS 43 years after they formed, he added: “No, because there was no precedent. I hoped for five years because that was the norm. Bands didn’t last decades.The era before us was an era, for the most part, of teen idols and they lasted until the audience got tired and then they were served a new teen idol.”



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