ACE FREHLEY: Performing With KISS At ROCK HALL Induction 'Sounds Like A Great Idea'

ACE FREHLEY: Performing With KISS At ROCK HALL Induction 'Sounds Like A Great Idea'

Earlier today, RollingStone.com spoke to original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley about the band's upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

"It's such an honor," he said. "I'm so excited. I learned about it last night when my assistant called me. I didn't sleep very well afterwards.'

Asked about Gene Simmons' comment that he is willing to play with Ace and original KISS drummer Peter Criss at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, Frehley said: "That sounds like a great idea… I think it will be great. I think it will be great for the fans to witness and a lot of fun.

"I recently performed with Peter at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York for Eddie Trunk's 30 years in broadcasting celebreation. That was a lot of fun. I hadn't performed with Peter in 12 years. We all still have it."

He added later in the interview: "It's going to be intense, but it's going to be great.

"I don't foresee any negative vibes. I don't foresee any bad blood.

"I think that myself, Peter, Paul and Gene, we're the four guys that started the group and brought it into international success. I think that sometime in the late 1970s we were listed as the number one group in the world by some polls. We achieved what most people only dream about. I'll never forget it. And that's something nobody can take away from me."

Regarding whether he would be open to the idea of reuniting with KISS for a 40th-anniversary tour next year, Ace said: "It's something I haven't even entertained or even thought about. I hadn't even realized that next year is the 40-year anniversary. Right now, I'm focusing on my solo career. I recently signed a two-album deal. I've been in the music for the past three months."

He added: "[The reunion tour is] something I would consider if it was presented in the proper way."

Frehley was also asked about being called a "cancer" by Simmons in previous interviews.

"I've always had a pretty good relationship with Paul [Stanley] and Gene," he said. "We parted company on more than one occasion, but there's always been mutual respect and admiration. I think somehow the press plays it up that there's a lot of hate between the members. It's really completely blown out of proportion."

He continued: "I think [Gene] gets frustrated that even though they have a replacement for me in the band, fans are continually bombarding him and saying, 'Hey, you should get the original guitar player back. Ace is still number one.' He gets that constantly. It has to be frustrating to him and Paul."

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