Ace Frehley Says Kiss Reunion Up To Fans & All About Money

The former Kiss guitarist just chatted with Eddie Trunk about his next solo album and writing with Gene Simmons on the project. It was easy as Ace calling Gene with an invitation to write and next thing you know Simmons was knocking on his door in Rancho Santa Fe California.

The two new songs came together after the pair started jamming with two acoustic guitars and later Gene did what he does best – he picked up the bass guitar and told Ace to play some chords against his bassline.

Frehley says the pair did write together in the early days of Kiss. He clarifies that because in the history of the band the two only show up together on three tunes. “Love Theme From Kiss” the instrumental from their debut LP (1974) that was written by all four, Flaming Youth from their huge 4th album “Destroyer” (1976) written by Ace and Gene along with Paul Stanley and their famous producer Bob Ezrin and one from “Music From The Elder” in 1981 – “Dark Light” written by the pair and Anton Fig and Lou Reed. Frehley said Gene wrote parts of “Cold Gin” from their debut album but he never took credit for it.

Frehley released his covers album, “Origins, Vol.1” last year which featured “Cold Gin” and a guest appearance from Paul Stanley. So with Gene in the fold for the next album could this mean a Kiss reunion? Ace says it all about the money. Telling Trunk, “I can only be honest with you. It’s something I haven’t pushed and it’s something that Paul and Gene haven’t brought up to me. I’m just gonna let nature take its course. If the fans demand it, it’ll probably get to a point where they’re not gonna be able to say ‘no.’ He says if the band gets a multi-million-dollar offer it will happen. That’s how it will go down. – by John Beaudin

John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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