Ace Frehley, the original Kiss lead guitarist, is giving former bandmate Paul Stanley one week to apologize for insulting him during a recent interview.
During the Q&A, Stanley was asked why he and Gene Simmons refused to regroup with fellow founding members Frehley and Peter Criss for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2014.
Stanley said, “[The Rock Hall organizers] were demanding, quite honestly, that we play with the two original guys, Peter and Ace, and at this point, that would be demeaning to the [current KISS] band and also would give some people confusion. Because if you saw people on stage who looked like KISS but sounded like that, maybe we should be called PISS.”
Frehley says he will release “some dirt” on Stanley if he doesn’t comply in seven days.
“I’m going to make a statement to Paul Stanley right now. I’m telling you that I want a formal apology for what you said, and a retraction and an apology within seven days…And if I don’t get that within seven days…I’m going to tell some dirt that nobody knows about Paul and Gene, that I’ve always kept to myself because I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t talk about this. I like to talk about positive stuff.”
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