On Tuesday Peter and Ace Refused To Be Part of KISS Documentary was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Ace Frehley and Peter Criss have snubbed Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons by refusing to appear in the official Kiss movie, You Wanted The Best You Got The Best, which has just entered production.
The erstwhile guitarist and drummer, co-founders of the veteran US band but ex-members since 2002 and 2004 respectively, have declined to be interviewed for the project, which is being directed by Alan G Parker, who among other movies was responsible for last year's acclaimed Hello Quo!
"Gene and Paul were shocked at first, but now they don't seem to be," comments Parker. "There's been so much bitchiness down the years, and so much said about and done to Ace and Peter that they interpreted the request to be in the movie as a favour to Gene and Paul. Because of that they won't go anywhere near it. The negotiations were interesting to say the least."
It was Tommy Thayer who saved the day. As the producer and editor of several past Kiss projects before officially joining the band, having recalled that a Kiss documentary was filmed and shelved a dozen years ago, the ex-Black N' Blue guitarist presented Parker with several hours of chat with the Spaceman and The Catman. - A lot more.