Original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley says there is no way he will make an appearance at the band’s last concert ever, which is scheduled to take place this Saturday in New York City.
When asked about the possibility in a new interview he explained, “No. You know what it is? Those guys use my name and Peter Criss’ name months ago. They said that they invited us to perform at that show. I never got a phone call. Peter never got a phone call.”
“They just said that to sell tickets. And recently, Paul Stanley has made negative statements about me and Peter.” Frehley said, “For example, I think the last negative statement he said, when people asked him, ‘Is Peter and Ace gonna perform at the Garden?’ he said we would mar the show if we got up and play, which is really insulting.”
“I’ve been touring without Kiss for years. I mean, Kiss hasn’t put out an album in what, nine years; I’ve put out five or six. And my upcoming album I think is gonna really turn heads.” Frehley continued, “I have no idea what Paul Stanley’s gonna say. He usually holds back on any deep praise for me because he’s jealous of me.”
In October, Paul Stanley said the final shows are “not a celebration of the original lineup.”
“It doesn’t make sense to allow anybody to come in and call shots,” Stanley added. “We are in great shape. The band is fantastic. I don’t want to mar the celebration [of the farewell tour]. I don’t want to mar the situation. It’s been too good.”
KISS is set to play its final shows on December 1st and 2nd at New York’s Madison Square Garden.