Miikka Skaffari/Getty ImagesOn his Facebook page, Ace Frehley has fired back at Gene Simmons, after a Guitar World interview in which the KISS bassist claimed to have “fired” the guitarist “three times…For drugs, alcohol, bad behavior [and just] being unprofessional.”
“…Gene, your memory is really incorrect!” Frehley began his post. “…I was NEVER FIRED from KISS, I quit twice (not 3-times) of my own free will, because you and Paul [Stanley] are control freaks, untrustworthy and were too difficult to work with!”
In the interview, Simmons said of Frehley and fellow former bandmate Peter Criss: “Would we welcome Ace or Peter to jump up onstage for a song or two? Of course. Could we depend on either Ace of Peter to do a full set night after night? Not on your f***ing life.”
To this, Frehley replied, “Your slanderous remarks about my bad habits over the years has cost me millions of dollars and now that I’m over 12-years sober you’re still saying I can’t be trusted to play a whole nights show! Well that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the last 12-years…I’m…the most successful solo artist to come out of the original KISS lineup, and proud of it!…”
Frehley also called Simmons “an a**hole and a sex addict who’s being sued by multiple Women…you’re just trying to sweep it all under the carpet!”
The guitarist also claims Gene “groped” his wife “and propositioned her in Los Angeles,” adding, “…she was planning on pursuing a suit against you, but I told her to call it off!!!”
Interesting, Frehley his rant by saying, “Without a complete and heartfelt apology [and], an offer to give me my old job back…THE S*** WILL HIT THE FAN AND THEY’LL BE NO STOPPING IT-IT’S ON!!!”
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