KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has dropped off the list of scheduled performers at Rocktoberfest, an all-day rock festival set to take place on Saturday, October 19th in Polk City, Florida. Although no official reason was given for Ace's cancellation, the festival's organizers are reportedly attributing the guitarist's absence to a scheduling conflict caused by an unspecified KISS-related matter. Could Ace be preparing to join his KISS bandmates at next week's Australian press conference to announce a show with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra? We'll just have to wait and see.

UPDATE: Tampa, Florida's "classic rock" radio station 102.5 is reporting that Ace pulled out of his scheduled Rocktoberfest appearance because he "refused to play in the daytime" during the event.


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