Ace hopes for ‘right thing’ at Kiss Rock Hall
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley says he hopes Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will “do the right thing” by him and ex-drummer Peter Criss at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
And stating that current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer won’t be among those honoured, Frehley says he’d be happy to see them take part – as long as they’re not in makeup.
He tells Q104.3FM (via Blabbermouth): “I always try to take the high road and be optimistic, and hope everybody’s going to come to the bargaining table and do the right thing. Sometimes I get the support.
“I have a feeling everything’s going to work out. I spoke with Paul and Gene. I know they want to perform with me and Peter. I’m just not sure who they want Tommy and Eric to be involved – but since they’re not getting inducted, I’m going to let that play out with the Hall, management, attorneys and all that stuff.
“I’m just excited about getting back with them and doing a great three or four songs.”
Simmons stated earlier this year that a reunion with Frehley and Criss wouldn’t take place if Kiss were inducted – but after the announcement he changed his opinion, saying: “Sure, why not?”
Discussing Thayer and Singer, Frehley says: “I don’t have a problem with Tommy and Eric being there out of makeup, if I’m in makeup, because they’re a big part of Kiss today.
“If those guys want to come up, out of makeup, and do Rock And Roll All Nite with the whole cast of the show, that would be a great thing. They deserve a little. But this is about the celebration of Kiss and how it all began, and it should be honouring the four original members.
“You can’t have me and Tommy both in makeup. You can’t have Eric and Peter both in makeup. That’s gonna be a farce.”
Kiss were confirmed as part of the Rock Hall’s class of 2014 last week, after having been eligible for induction for 15 years. They’ll be honoured alongside Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.