Tuesday, April 8, 2014

KISS: Ace Frehley to play Rock Hall induction All-Star jam

While KISS have refused to perform at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on Thursday, guitarist Ace Frehley says he will play as part of the event’s signature All-Star Jam at the end of the ceremony.

"Rage Against The Machine's guitarist, Tom, he called me up last weekend and asked if I'd be involved with the jam," Frehley tells Fuse. "I said, 'Yeah, sure, I'd be more than happy to do it. Hand me a guitar, I'll play.' I've been doing it for long enough, right?"

Morello will induct the original KISS lineup into the Rock Hall at New York’s Barclays Center at the event.

Due to feuding amongst its members and a disagreement with the Rock Hall over their induction, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will not allow KISS to perform at the ceremony.

As for current KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer not being inducted, Frehley isn't shedding any tears.

"It's not just Tommy and Eric [not getting inducted]," explains Ace. "There was also [former members] Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John and Bruce Kulick. All good musicians and nice guys and I'm
friends with most of them. But I think there's a rule – 25 years. They may have bent the rules for some people, but they're holding true for them when it comes to KISS. Which isn't a bad thing—the four original members and our body of work is what made KISS happen. They're pretty much a parody of what we used to be. Whattaya gonna do?"

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

See also:

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