A couple of months ago, Ace Frehley confirmed that KISS would not be reuniting to celebrate the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Thursday (10). But now that the ceremony is just a few days away, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has revealed to Fuse that he will be taking part in the Rock Hall’s classic All-Star Jam, the closing performance of the ceremony.
“Rage Against the Machine’s guitarist, Tom, he called me up last weekend and asked if I’d be involved with the jam. I said, ‘Yeah, sure, I’d be more than happy to do it. Hand me a guitar, I’ll play.’ I’ve been doing it for long enough, right?”
The reason KISS will not be performing stems from a recent dispute between band members about who should perform; the Hall of Fame decided to only induct the band’s original line-up – Frehley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Peter Criss. So, the band decided not to play at all. The Hall’s decision has severely angered some, current member Paul Stanley in particular.
In a Reddit AMA yesterday, which was set up to plug his book Face the Music, Stanley took aim at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame several times. “The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is finally being exposed for what it is,” he responded to one question. “A private club of a few people misrepresenting themselves as the public.” There wasn’t all that much else to his AMA, except for the fact that he alluded to the fact that he might make a third solo album one day.
I’d love to do another solo album at some point, that would be closer to my first. Live to Win was a conscious attempt to get away from the sound that I was most noted for with the band. But there’s nothing like a great loud guitar and a great loud song.
Live to Win was released in 2006, and with the exception of the title track being used in a South Park episode, has largely been forgotten.