Tuesday, April 15, 2014

KISS: Ace Frehley criticizes Paul Stanley’s Rock Hall induction speech

Following the induction of the original KISS lineup into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last week, guitarist Ace Frehley has criticized Paul Stanley’s acceptance speech at the event.

"I really didn't like some of the things Paul Stanley said in his speech, because obviously he's a little aggravated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Frehley tells ABC News Radio. "I know he wanted to get other members in the group inducted."

Ace adds that "there was some political stuff going on," which led to disagreements about whether KISS would perform at the event. "Unfortunately we did not perform, even though I was up for it," he notes, adding, "I try to stay away from politics. I don't think politics and music work. I never did."

During KISS’s induction speeches at New York’s Barclays Center last week, Stanley said music fans deserve more from Rock Hall organizers.

"The people, I believe, are speaking to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and what they're saying is, 'We want more',” he said. “They deserve more. They want to be a part of the induction. They want to be a part of the nomination. They don't want to be spoon-fed by a handful of people. Choices. The people pay for tickets. The people
buy albums. The people who nominate do not. Let's not forget that these are the people that make it all possible. We just benefit from it."

Last weekend, Stanley and Gene Simmons vented their frustration about the band’s alleged mistreatment at the event in a series of tweets slamming Rock Hall co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner.

“Our treatment at the RRHOF confirmed my worst suspicions,” tweeted Stanley on Friday. “Wenner and the rest are spineless weasels.”

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On June 24, Frehley will release a new solo album, “Space Invader”, which will include a cover of Steve Miller Band's "The Joker."

See also:

Former KISS guitarist raves about band’s Rock Hall induction
KISS slam Rock Hall cofounder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner
Ace Frehley left KISS because of The Elder concept album
VIDEO: Tom Morello inducts KISS into Rock Hall
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