Original KISS Guitarist Ace Frehley Issues Challenge To Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley

Original KISS Guitarist Ace Frehley Issues Challenge To Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley
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Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is making the rounds in the press as he gears up for the release of his new solo album, “10,000 Volts.” Frehley has released two singles from the record so far, and he said it’s among his best work to date. 

In a new interview with Cassius Morris, Frehley was asked how he felt about the longevity of his recording career. 

“Well, getting sober was probably one of the major stepping stones for me to keep myself going,” he said. “I’m much healthier now than I was 10, 15 years ago. But Paul and Gene, over the years, have always kind of dragged my name through the mud. To try to validate the fact that they had Tommy Thayer in the band, they used to make statements. You can look ’em up in videos — there’s dozens of ’em — where they say, ‘Oh, Ace wasn’t up for the job.’ ‘Ace was unemployable.’ ‘He was always late.’ And that got to me. And to this day, it still bothers me, but it doesn’t hold water.”

Ace then put out a challenge to his former KISS bandmates. “I made this statement before this record even started. I said, ‘This album’s gonna embarrass them,’ because they can’t do a record this good. I dare them to.”

Frehley blew up at Stanley last year when the KISS singer/guitarist dissed the band’s original lineup on The Howard Stern Show. 

Frehley’s new album was co-produced and co-written by Trixter guitarist Steve Brown and is set for a Feb. 23 release. Ace’s full interview and his two new singles can be viewed below. 

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