Ace Frehley again speaks of a possible reunion with his former band KISS, but only if the price is right.
During an appearance (Monday, April 27) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", Ace spoke about his former bandmates: "I texted Paul and Gene last week and just wished them well, and Peter. And I got a text fromDoc McGhee. Everybody's okay — thank God. Knock on wood. Eric Singer's been sending me some silly texts [Laughs] 'Cause me and Eric always got along really well on the road.
"Everything's cool," he continued. "What's gonna happen is gonna happen. But everything is delayed at this juncture, so who knows? … I'm doing my own thing. Unless they come forward and the price is right, you're not gonna see me anywhere close by."
Two years ago, Frehley told VintageRock.com that "the only way" he would "seriously consider" taking part in "End Of The Road" is "if I took back my make-up and costume and my character — which I designed." He added that current KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer "is not a bad guitar player, but he basically just mimics everything I wrote, and tries to imitate my persona. He's been doing it for 15 years," he said. "But the reality is I'm the original guy. And nobody can really copy the way I play guitar."
Asked if he would still consider participating in the tour if Criss was not involved, Ace said: "I think it would be great if Peter was involved. Obviously, at this point in his life, he wouldn’t be able to do a two-hour show. But I can see if we worked out a situation where Peter came out at the end and did three or four songs — sang 'Beth', did 'Black Diamond' and a couple of others, I think that would be fun."