KISS Founder Ace Frehley Slams Gene Simmons

(Classic Rock) Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has slammed Gene Simmons for comparing him and ex-drummer Peter Criss to cancer. And he's vowed he won't be kept away if the band are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year.

Simmons was last month asked if there was any chance of an original lineup reunion during a future induction ceremony. He said: "No – how many chances in life to do you get? Those guys had three chances to be in the band. Three times they f**ked it up. When you have a cancer in your system, its best to cut it out as fast as you can."

Now Frehley tells Eddie Trunk , via Blabbermouth: "I don't know what's up with Gene. He used to say to me in the '70s, every time I did something stupid, he'd go, 'Ace, you're shooting yourself in the foot again.' Well, he's been shooting himself in the foot for years.

"Gene's living in the past. He's become a caricature of himself. I mean, from the very beginning, his only motivation was money. The guy has no friends; he's not respected by his peers; he's pissed off thousands of fans; he's never had a hit single, like I've had. I had the most successful Gibson signature-series guitar in history. He didn't. It goes on and on. He took the safe route: he never got loaded, he never partied. I took the same route Elvis Presley took and [Jimi] Hendrix and Keith Richards and Jim Morrison… it's endless. I have all this life experience and thank God I can live to talk about it. What's he gonna talk about? All he can do is badmouth other people." more on this story

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