Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has said that he believes that one of the main reasons the original KISS lineup did not perform at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony was due to fears held by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley that it would lead to overwhelming talk of a reunion tour.
“After 40 years, you think they could have given the fans 15 minutes that night,” Ace told the Daily Express.
“Peter and I wanted to perform, the Hall of Fame wanted us to do it, but Paul and Gene shot it down. It was a moment in history that was lost and some of the fans will never forgive them for that.”
“But I’ll tell you why Paul and Gene didn’t wanna perform with me and Peter – they were afraid of history repeating itself,” he continued. “When me and Peter performed with them on the MTV Unplugged sessions in 1995, the place went completely crazy and they had to scrap their album that they had just recorded with Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer and they had to do a reunion tour.
“They’re on tour right now with Tommy (Thayer) and Eric (Singer) and they didn’t want anything to overshadow that. They were afraid that everyone was gonna demand a reunion again if we played.”
In the meantime, Ace has a new solo album called ‘Space Invader’, which is expected to drop in August.