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Ace Frehley launches scathing attack on Gene Simmons: 'The gloves are off!'

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Ace Frehley has slammed his former KISS band mate Gene Simmons in a scathing Facebook post.

The guitarist’s impassioned post was in response to a recent interview Simmons and Paul Stanley conducted with Guitar World in which the bassist said Frehley and Peter Criss were fired from KISS “three times” for “drugs, alcohol, bad behaviour, being unprofessional” and “not carrying their load.”

Asked if Criss and Frehley will join KISS on their End Of The Road farewell tour, Simmons responded: “We'd love to have Ace and Peter join us here and there. And if they don't, it's not going to be because of us. But they're never going to be in KISS again."

He continued: "Three times is the charm; 'I promise I'll pull out' doesn't work. It's the boy who cried wolf: 'Oh, I've been straight for a million years.' Terrific! Have a good life! ... Would we welcome Ace or Peter to jump up onstage for a song or two? Of course. Could we depend on either Ace or Peter to do a full set night after night? Not on your f***ing life."

Reacting to these comments, Ace posted a picture emblazoned with the words ‘The Gloves Are Off!!” on Facebook along with a 300-word attack directed at Simmons.

Denying he was fired from KISS, Frehley accused Simmons and Paul Stanley of being “control freaks” and said “the slanderous remarks about my bad habits over the years has cost me millions of dollars.”

Labelling Simmons as “an a**hole and a sex addict who’s being sued by multiple women”, Frehley added:  “The icing on the cake was when you groped my wife and propositioned her in Los Angeles at the Capitol Records building behind my back, when I was trying to help you out at one of your “Vault Experiences” which I only found out about several weeks later… she was planning on pursuing a suit against you, but I told her to call it off!!!”

Adding that the “gloves are off” after Simmons’ “terrible comments”, Frehley demanded “a complete and heartfelt apology, an offer to give me my old job back, and removing Tommy (Thayer) from the Throne that I created… THE S*** WILL HIT THE FAN AND THEY’LL BE NO STOPPING IT-IT’S ON!!!”

My Reaction to Gene’s Post Today …Gene, your memory is really incorrect!…I was NEVER FIRED from KISS, I quit twice...

Posted by Ace Frehley on Tuesday, 29 January 2019


Ace Frehley’s full post reads:

My Reaction to Gene’s Post Today

…Gene, your memory is really incorrect!…I was NEVER FIRED from KISS, I quit twice (not 3-times) of my own free will, because you and Paul are control freaks, untrustworthy and were too difficult to work with!

…Your slanderous remarks about my bad habits over the years has cost me millions of dollars and now that I’m over 12-years sober you're still saying I can’t be trusted to play a whole nights show! Well that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the last 12-years with different configurations of “The Ace Frehley Band” to you and Paul’s dismay!

…I’m also the most successful solo artist to come out of the original KISS lineup , and proud of it!…You and Paul have tried to derail my solo career multiple times over the years unsuccessfully.

…I’ve tried to be nice and friendly by inviting you and Paul to perform on my past albums for eOne Music, give each of you guys one of my prized Gibson Les Paul 59’ models, but today’s comments have made me realize you’re just an asshole and a sex addict who’s being sued by multiple Women, and you’re just trying to sweep it all under the carpet!

…The icing on the cake was when you groped my wife and propositioned her in Los Angeles at the Capitol Records building behind my back, when I was trying to help you out at one of your “Vault Experiences” which I only found out about several weeks later…she was planning on pursuing a suit against you, but I told her to call it off!!!

…Well now the gloves are off after your terrible comments today and I’m thinking that this really may be “The End Of The Road Tour” for you guys!!!

….Without a complete and heartfelt apology, an offer to give me my old job back, and removing Tommy from the Throne that I created… THE S*** WILL HIT THE FAN AND THEY’LL BE NO STOPPING IT-IT’S ON!!!

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