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Ace Frehley on Former KISS Bandmates: ‘They’ll Look Foolish When My New Album Comes Out’

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With his latest solo album ‘Space Invader’ set to be released Aug. 19,  has lashed out at his former KISS bandmates  and  once again.

The guitarist is still upset that the original KISS lineup didn’t perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony back in April. “I’ll tell you why Paul and Gene didn’t wanna perform with me and Peter [Criss] – they were afraid of history repeating itself,” Frehley tells WENN. “When me and Peter performed with them on the MTV Unplugged sessions in 1995, the place went completely crazy and they had to scrap their album that they had just recorded with Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer and they had to do a reunion tour.”

Frehley continues, “They’re on tour right now with Tommy [Thayer] and Eric [Singer] and they didn’t want anything to overshadow that. They were afraid that everyone was gonna demand a reunion again if we played.”

In response to recent criticism from Stanley that he’s “not fit to wear the uniform of KISS,” Frehley says his new album will show he’s still got what it takes.

“It’s a joke,” Frehley says. “In concert, I always delivered, and 95 percent of the time I delivered on record. It’s there, it’s history. All they’re trying to do is discredit me, so it validates the new lineup. They’ll look foolish when my new album comes out. I think they’re just cranky that every time they go on the Internet they have to read fans saying, ‘Get Ace back.’”

Ace Frehley’s ‘Space Invader’ is available for pre-order here.

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