Kiss: Simmons Slates Ace And Peter In New Book!
“Ace never showed up on time, never did his work, hardly ever showed up in the studio and it was pulling teeth every step of the way,” says Gene of Frehley, adding: “Having said all that, I wouldn’t have had anyone else in the band.”
According to Simmons, Criss’ nickname was “the ‘Ayatollah Criscuola’… and ‘The Moaner.’ If the sun was up, Peter complained, ‘Why wasn’t it dark?’ When it was dark, Peter would complain, ‘Where’s the sun?’ Peter would enter the room and he brought the whole room down. And was there any other drummer for the band? No. He was the drummer for the band.”
Besides appearing with the reformed Twisted Sister at a charity show in New York, Frehley will soon commence his first solo album since 1989′s ‘Trouble Walkin”. Tentatively titled ‘The Baldest Baby On The Block’, Ace hopes to release it by the spring. However, despite Gene’s disparaging comments about him, Ace intends to make himself available for a farewell Kiss show that could still take place at New York’s Shea Stadium or Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
“Anything’s possible, but I’ll be there if it happens,” stated Frehley, before summing up his current relationship with Simmons and guitarist Paul Stanley. “On a work level, I work with them,” he says. “On a personal level, we don’t talk very much.”