Gene Simmons weighs in on Ace Frehley reunion

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons weighs in on Ace Frehley reunion

KISS frontman shares thoughts on reuniting after recent joint performance

By David Sands
September 27, 2017

Gene Simmons and his former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley attracted a lot of attention earlier this month when they played together on stage for the first time in 16 years at a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey in St. Paul, Minnesota. But does that mean that chances have increased for a KISS reunion with Frehley in the mix?

Well, while Frehley has been hinting that he’s interested and both Simmons and Paul Stanley have been collaborating with him on his upcoming solo album, it doesn’t look they’ll be getting back together anytime soon.

In fact, Simmons basically closed the door on a classic KISS reunion, when asked about the topic on a recent Cassius Morris Show podcast. (WATCH BELOW.)

“That’s not gonna happen. Ace has been in and out of the band three different times,” he said. “That’s enough.”

Stanley similarly ruled out bringing Frehley during an interview with the Loudwire podcast back in July.

“I would like to be friends with Ace forever,” he said.  “But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to reunite or remarry or whatever it is. You appreciate what you’ve done together, and sometimes you should realize that it was a certain point in your life and it was a certain time and it was right on many fronts, whereas it’s not the case now.”

KISS will be playing shows this month in Texas, Arizona and Louisiana. Later this fall, Simmons will be playing a series of engagements with his solo band in Japan, Latin America and the United States.

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