Gene Simmons Invites Ace Frehley To Join KISS Onstage During Farewell Tour
2nd May 2022

KISSGene Simmons has once again invited his former bandmate Ace Frehley to join the band during their ongoing farewell “End of the Road World Tour.”

In a tweet marking Frehley’s 71st birthday on April 27, Simmons wrote, “Happy Birthday, Ace. And many more.” The singer and bassist added, “The invitations still stand. Jump up onstage with us for encores. The fans would love it.”

In 2019, Simmons had made a comment that Frehley and ex-KISS drummer Peter Criss are welcome to join the band onstage “here and there” but said they are “never going to be in KISS again.”

“Ace and Peter have gotten three chances,” Simmons told Guitar World in 2019. “They were in and out of the band — fired — three times. For drugs, alcohol, bad behavior, being unprofessional. … So the only reason Ace and Peter were let go the first time, and then the second time and then the third time, is that they weren’t carrying their load.”

“So the short answer to your question is we’d love to have Ace and Peter join us here and there,” he added. “And if they don’t, it’s not going to be because of us. But they’re never going to be in Kiss again.”

In response, Frehley had then called Simmons “an asshole and a sex addict.”

In 2017, Simmons and Frehley had collaborated to write two song’s for the latter’s Spaceman album: “Without You I’m Nothing” and “Your Wish Is My Command.”

The same year, Simmons and Frehley reunited onstage at a benefit concert to support victims of Hurricane Harvey and perform KISS classics “Parasite,” “Cold Gin” and “Shock Me.”

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