Ace Frehley Wants Gene Simmons on Next Album
By Philip Cosores
Like, in the hungry way, not in the Cujo/rabies way.
Frehley is working on a covers and remakes album, and has already enlisted Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Slash and Lita Ford for the collection. But Frehley is working on getting none other than former bandmate and KISS stalwart Gene Simmons.
“I was thinking of asking [KISS bassist/vocalist] Gene [Simmons] to play bass on one track, and I’m not going to say which one. That’ll be a surprise,” Ace told VH1 Radio Network’s Dave Basner. (Via Blabbermouth).
Frehley went on to take a stab at his former bandmate Paul Stanley.
“I think he’d consider it,” Frehley said. “I don’t know if he’d do it. Maybe [KISS guitarist/vocalist] Paul [Stanley] won’t let him. Who knows?”
Despite the good will from Frehley, in a recent interview with The Tampa Tribune, Simmons’ response to the possibility of a Kiss reunion was “not a chance… We’ve already danced that dance three different times. No way will we reunite. It wouldn’t be fair to [current KISS members] Tommy [Thayer, guitar] and Eric [Singer, drums]. It wouldn’t be right.”