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“Ace Frehley Criticizes KISS Fans: ‘They Are Not The Brightest People'”

Days before KISS’ final farewell show, Ace Frehley shared his perspective on the band and its fanbase during a conversation on SiriusXM’s ‘Trunk Nation.’ The guitarist discussed fans’ awareness of his departure from KISS in 2002: “A lot of KISS fans aren’t the brightest people in the world, while Ace fans are sharp. Just a few years ago, I used to get phone calls from people asking for KISS tickets.

I would respond, ‘You know I’m not playing in the band anymore?’ And a lot of people don’t even know it.” He also commented on how his former bandmates handled his departure: “When I quit the band the second time, they kind of buried it and really didn’t make a big press release about it… Tommy [Thayer] was wearing my makeup, and they kind of just wanted people to think that maybe it was still Ace Frehley.”

“KISS Bids Farewell Without Frehley”

After departing from KISS, Frehley embarked on a solo career. Meanwhile, the band, now with Tommy Thayer as his replacement, concluded a four-year farewell tour on December 2 at Madison Square Garden. In a recent interview conducted before the final show, the 72-year-old guitarist shared his thoughts on the tour after witnessing one of their farewell performances online:

“I think the fans go for the show– but now, with the canned vocals… I mean, I couldn’t believe it. Paul Stanley was… doing ‘Love Gun.’ He wrote that song [but] he’s not even singing on the choruses. He was like dancing around on this platform. And that’s absolutely bewildering to me… that’s like me performing ‘Shock Me’ and not singing it!”

“The Band’s Future”

Frehley also shared his sense of relief as the farewell tour came to a close, but KISS is gearing up for the future. In the final concert, the band exited the stage amidst a burst of fire, passing the baton to the avatars of the Demon, Starchild, Catman, and Spaceman. With the video screens displaying a message reading, ‘A New Era Begins,’ Pophouse Entertainment unveiled their role in overseeing KISS’ virtual shows in the upcoming period.

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