Paul Stanley: ‘It’s Terrific That Ace Frehley Is Still Alive’
Paul Stanley doesn’t believe Ace Frehley’s new solo album will steal the limelight from Kiss’s comeback release, Sonic Boom.
Ex-Kiss guitarist Frehley’s album, Anomaly, goes on sale on September 15, while Sonic Boom comes out on October 6.
Classic Rock asked Stanley this week whether he regarded the timing as unfortunate.
Stanley replied: “For who? Look, it’s a hard one for me to answer. This album took us months to do, that album from what I understand took Ace 15 or 20 years to do.
“I can’t say anything about the timing or the release schedule or what have you – I truly, always go back to: I hope Ace is happy, and I think it’s terrific that he’s alive. Anything else past that is a bonus. I wish him well.”
Bob Suehs of Rock N Roll Experience recenbtly conducted an interview with Frehley where the guitarist comments on Kiss’s new material and his former band’s Walmart deal. An excerpt from the chat follows:
Have you heard Kiss’s new song, Modern Day Delilah?
Ace : Actually, I did. I thought it was a good song. Paul’s always been a really good writer and the only thing that I would say that the song didn’t live up to was the fact that I believe they said that all the new songs were going to sound like stuff from the 70s, and I didn’t get that. The new song sounded like it could be something off an album they did in the 80s. That’s what I got, but I thought it was a good song.
What do you think of Kiss selling their new CD exclusively through Wal-Mart?
Ace: It seems that more and more groups are going with major chains, and I mean, I guess there’s a plus to the fact that they’ll give you a large advance, but the minus is the album is only available in that chain of stores. I guess there’s pluses and minuses to everything. I mean, I entertained that idea, but, for me, I thought it was better that my album be available everywhere.
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