Original KISS Guitarist Ace Frehley Details Alleged Phone Call From Paul Stanley 

Original KISS Guitarist Ace Frehley Details Alleged Phone Call From Paul Stanley 

Last week, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley appeared on Sirius XM’s Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk where he responded to KISS frontman Paul Stanley’s dig from “The Howard Stern Show.” 

Stanley told Stern of the original lineup: “… if you saw people on stage who looked like KISS but sounded like that, maybe we should be called P*SS.”

Needless to say, Frehley wasn’t happy about it, and he threatened to reveal some dirt on Stanley and KISS bassist Gene Simmons if he didn’t get an apology within a week. 

“I’m p*ssed off about it,” Frehley said last week. “But what I’m more p*ssed off about is what he said. What he said was hitting below the belt … I think he’s just p*ssed off that I left the group and I’m still successful.” 

Frehley continued: “They can’t intimidate me with trying to hurt me or say, ‘You better not say anything about me live on the radio,’ because then they’re totally screwed. Their careers will be ruined.” 

Frehley again appeared on Trunk Nation on Wednesday where he said he did get a phone call from Paul Stanley. 

“Yes he (called) not long after the show was over,” Frehley explained. “I was blindsided by the phone call, because I saw his name come up on my cell phone, and I spoke to him a hundred different times on that number. I figured he was calling me maybe to apologize or at least explain why they said that, maybe he meant it more towards Peter than me, whatever the case may be.”

Frehley then revealed, that wasn’t what happened. 

“Instead, I got a 5-second phone call which said ‘F*ck you Ace, I’m not gonna apologize.’ He wasn’t even man enough to let me give me a rebuttal and explain why I was so upset or anything.”

Frehley went on to say he talked to KISS manager Doc McGhee, who said that Stanley denied that he called Frehley. 

The original KISS guitarist went on to say that he was planning to take the high road in terms of airing “dirt” on Stanley and Simmons. 

“I initially said if he doesn’t apologize I’m gonna spill some dirt,” Frehley said. “Then I spoke to several good friends of mine who are God fearing people. They said, ‘Don’t ever sink to their level. That’s what they do. That’s what they’ve been doing for years. Why are you gonna sink to their level?’”

He continued: “Then I came to the realization, I don’t even have to bring up anything (that I have hidden away). I can just talk about things they said about me in black and white. They can’t come after me for that … Paul and Gene have pretty much dragged name through the mud ever since I quit the band the first time in 1981, 1982.”

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