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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Ace Frehley: Calls KISS "A Bunch of Dirty Rotten Whores" In New Autobiography
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is certainly not pulling any punches in
his new autobiography "No Regrets", labeling today’s version of
the band ‘a bunch of dirty rotten whores’ and detailing several
incidents that led to his second departure from the group.
contends that founding and remaining band members Paul Stanley and
Gene Simmons have tried to rewrite history by downplaying his
contributions to the band. He takes particular umbrage to the band
having former road manager Tommy Thayer take over his “Spaceman”
character: “My first reaction was, ‘Isn’t anything sacred to
those guys?’ But I soon realized their lust for money outweighed
any sense of fairness or logic on their part.”
reveals that he once decked Thayer backstage when the manager
requested that Ace ask his girlfriend to leave the band’s dressing
rooms, in violation of a “no wives or girlfriends” rule that
Frehley contends was violated several times prior by other band
But the most venomous statements are saved for
Simmons’ alleged actions towards Ace’s daughter Monique, who flew
across the country to film a bit part in the KISS-themed movie
‘Detroit Rock City,’ only to break down in tears when she found
out her part had been cut.
“I knew it wasn’t an accident,”
Ace explains. “Gene had been involved in the editing process on a
daily basis…(he) was probably pissed at me for something I had
done, but to get back at me by hurting my daughter?” He goes on to
say that he never felt the same about the bassist after that — “He
had reached an all-time low with me.”
Still, Ace says when
he thinks back on KISS he “can’t help but remember all the fun
we shared in our formative years.” He also credits his sobriety
(five years and counting!) for helping him realize, “At this point
in my life, I just need to let things go,” but he does have final
words for his former bandmates: “What comes around, goes around.”