By: Troy Frisby
Ace Frehley is firing back at Gene Simmons after the KISS guitarist’s comments regarding the legendary group’s possible Rock Hall induction.
Speaking with radio host Eddie Trunk in New York, Frehley said Simmons couldn’t ruin the moment for him if he tried.
“I’m happy that I’m gonna be inducted – most likely – next year, in April, in New York City, and it should be a great event. There’s no way Gene can put a lid on it. I mean, what’s he gonna do?” he told Trunk (via Blabbermouth).
Frehley continued by comparing his career to his former bandmates, saying he’s happy about the way things turned out.
“Gene’s living in the past. He’s become a caricature of himself. I mean, from the very beginning, his only motivation was money,” he said (via Blabbermouth). “The guys has no friends; he’s not respected by his peers; he’s pissed off thousands of fans; he’s never had a hit single, like I’ve had… It goes on and on.”
As previously reported, Simmons recently compared Frehley and another former KISS member, Peter Criss, to cancer when asked if he would perform with them at the induction.
“No! How many chances in life do you get? Both of those guys had three chances to be in the band. Three times they f***ed it up,” he said, later adding, “When you have a cancer in your system, its best to cut it out as fast as you can. It used to be part of your body, it turned to cancer. You gotta cut it out.”
Still, Simmons agreed that Frehley and Criss should attend the ceremony if KISS is inducted, as they “were every bit as important as we were in the formation of the band.”
Simmons later recanted on Twitter, saying he was misquoted:
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