KFIX Rock News: KISS’ Gene Simmons Open To Reunion At Rock Hall Ceremony, Ace Frehley Calls It A “Great Idea”
KISS bassist Gene Simmons tells Rolling Stone that he’s game for playing with former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and ex-drummer Peter Criss, saying “they were equally important in the formation of the band” along with guitarist Paul Stanley.
Speaking metaphorically, while also making vague reference to those who replaced Frehley and Criss, Simmons added, “When you have kids with your first wife, you give kudos.”
“The fact you got remarried doesn’t delete or minimize the [importance]. Hey, ‘You have gave birth to this thing, KISS, with Ace, Peter, Paul and Gene.’”
Meanwhile, ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley says he’d also be up for playing with his old band mates at the event.
“That sounds like a great idea,” Frehley commented to Rolling Stone when told that Simmons was agreeable to a reunion.
Asked whether he’d be apprehensive about hitting the stage with Gene and KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley again, Ace says, “Not at all. I think it will be great. I think it will be great for the fans to witness and a lot of fun.”
As for how he feels about his old band getting inducted into the Rock Hall, Frehley says, “It’s such an honor,” adding, “It should be a great evening. I’m really excited and looking forward to the night.”
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