Ace Frehley Says Reconnecting With KISS Bandmates Has Been Fun

By Andrew Magnotta

January 25, 2018

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is no longer on Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons' s--t list, and even if his renewed kinship with his former bandmates doesn't lead to a reunion in KISS, Frehley says it's been satisfying.

Frehley's return to good graces with Stanley and Simmons has been chronicled before. Stanley provided guest vocals on Frehley's Origins Vol. 1 album. Simmons and Frehley co-wrote two songs for the KISS bassist's upcoming solo album.

Simmons and Frehley also took the stage together in the fall at a Hurricane Harvey relief event in Minneapolis.

"And just a couple of weeks ago, I was with Gene, he invited me to come up to Los Angeles because he was doing an event for 'The Vault', and he wanted me to come up and perform with him," Frehley told SILive.com. "And we exchanged some great stories. We had a lot of fun."

The guitarist has also been confirmed as one of the headliners on this fall's KISS Kruise VIII.

Frehley did not say whether there was any possibility of him getting back in KISS, but his increasing proximity to his old band certainly has fans wondering. 

And in a world where Axl Rose reunited Guns N' Roses with Slash and Duff McKagan, rumors about KISS reuniting with its original lead guitarist aren't going anywhere.

When Frehley last spring put the odds at 50-50 that he'd return to KISS, Stanley hasn't expressed much interest. 

The frontman said too much time has passed since Frehley was a bandmate, and you can't put a price on the stability of KISS' current lineup.

"I've played with [drummer] Eric Singer for, I think, 25 years. And [guitarist Tommy Thayer has] been in the band probably 15 years at this point."


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