Ace Frehley outlines two conditions to take part in KISS’ ‘End Of The Road World Tour’
Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was recently interviewed on the Juliet: Unexpected podcast and of course spoke about his participation in KISS‘ End of the Road World Tour.
On what would it take for him to participate in KISS‘s End Of The Road farewell tour, the guitarist advised (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“The only way I would consider coming back is [if] I took over Tommy‘s [Thayer] place. He took over my place — a character that I invented. He’s pretty much going through the motions, but the only way I would consider going back is to replace Tommy and regain my throne. Number two, I’d like a big paycheck because I think I deserve it… I don’t think Paul [and Gene] are going to make me an equal partner. I quit a long time ago and I was an equal partner at that juncture. Since then, those guys have been running the show, and they’re control freaks, so they’re always going to run the show from now until the end of time. On the last reunion tour, I was a paid musician — a hired gun in a sense — even though on stage, we all looked like it was one for all and all for one.”
Frehley also provided further details on why he got rid a few months ago of his long-time solo band of bassist Chris Wyse, drummer Scot Coogan and guitarist Richie Scarlet as he indicated: “Yeah. At least one of them was missing flights every other show, and the playing started to deteriorate. I don’t have the tolerance. I’m an established superstar, so if you want to play with me, you’ve got to play by the rules or you’re not going to be around.”
You can read further excerpts from the interview with Ace Frehley by the Juliet: Unexpected podcast at Blabbermouth.