In his long-awaited autobiography, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed", KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley accuses the band's fellow co-founding members Ace Frehley (guitar) and Peter Criss (drums) of resenting Stanley and KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons for controlling the group's creative output — which Stanley says occurred because Frehley and Criss' songwriting contributions "just didn't amount to much."
"Ace, and particularly Peter, felt powerless and impotent when faced with the tireless focus, drive and ambition of me and Gene," Stanley writes. "As a result, the two of them tried to sabotage the band — which, as they saw it, was unfairly manipulated by [us] money-grubbing Jews."
Stanley reiterated to Larry Getlen of the New York Post that yes, he does believe that Frehley and Criss are anti-Semitic.
"Yes, I do," he said. "It's based on years and years of interactions. It's not pulled out of thin air." Frehley and Criss did not respond to the New York Post's requests for comment.
All four members of the current lineup of KISS will attend the band's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. They will be accompanied at their table by guitarist Bruce Kulick, who played in KISS during from 1984 to 1996. Frehley and Criss also will be in attendance.
Simmons and Stanley have chosen to have current KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer dress up as Peter Criss' and Ace Frehley's respective "Spaceman" and "Catman" personas (designs owned by Simmons and Stanley).
Frehley left KISS after the band's 2002 "Farewell" dates, saying afterwards that he took the word "farewell" seriously.
Criss claimed that his contract with KISS wasn't renewed in March 2004.
Both charges have been disputed by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
The 29th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 10 at Barclays Center.
The television broadcast will premiere on HBO on May 31.