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Ace Frehley: 'There will be no KISS face-off at Hall of Fame gala'

April 8th, 2014 3:10am EDT
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Guitarist Ace Frehley is confident Thursday's (10Apr14) KISS reunion at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be a harmonious affair, despite the bandmates' public attacks of each other.

He'll join founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and bandmate Peter Criss, alongside the group's current drummer and guitarist and another ex-member, Bruce Kulick, for the honour in New York - and he insists the group's big night won't become a big drama, no matter what they've said about each other in memoirs and interviews.

He tells VH1, "We say good things about each other and w...
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Paul Stanley And Gene Simmons Announce That KISS Won't Perform During Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

February 23rd, 2014 10:40pm EST
KISS
KISS stars Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have decided that since they can't please all the former members of the band and come up with a performance lineup for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in April, they won't perform at all.

"Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of KISS and give credit to all members including long time present members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr all who have made this band what it is, regardless of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's point of view," Stanley and Simmons wrote in a letter on the ban...
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Paul Stanley: 'Hall of Fame show will not include original members'

January 5th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Paul Stanley
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has wrecked fans' dreams of watching the original members of the group performing together when they are inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April (14), insisting a reunion "seems unlikely".

The colourful rockers will join Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens and Nirvana, among others, in the museum's class of 2014 and Stanley insists they will perform at the ceremony - but it won't be an original line-up reunion.

The singer made his feelings clear after a fan asked him about the possibility of including Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in his and bassist Gene Simmo...
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Ace Frehley's New York home damaged in fire

December 16th, 2013 3:10am EST
Ace Frehley
A New York home owned by former Kiss star Ace Frehley has been heavily damaged by fire after a blaze broke out at the property on Saturday (14Dec13).

Firefighters were called to the Yorktown Heights house late on Saturday morning to tackle flames which had engulfed the roof of the building.

No one is believed to have been injured during the incident, although Red Cross charity officials had to help a caretaker who had been living in the pad find emergency housing, according to local reports.

Frehley, who was not present during the fire, has reportedly been fighting foreclosure on the pro...
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Ace Frehley Facing Home Foreclosure

February 27th, 2013 11:45am EST
Ace Frehley
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley could be losing his New York residence to foreclosure - after failing to pay his mortgage for two years.

According to the New York Daily News, the rock star owes around $700,000 on his Yorktown home, which itself is worth $750,000. Chase bank has filed for foreclosure on the home, which was purchased back in 2006 after Frehley and the rest of KISS wrapped up a successful comeback in 2002. 

Frehley has been creating solo work over the last decade, but it hasn't created enough revenue to save the rocker's home. Meanwhile, bandmate Gene Simmons has managed his fina...
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Ace Frehley Axes U.K. Tour After Fall

November 29th, 2011 7:55am EST
Ace Frehley
Former Kiss star Ace Frehley has cancelled his U.K. tour after fracturing his wrist in a fall at his home.

The veteran rocker was admitted to a hospital after the accident on Sunday and he has been fitted with a cast and advised not to play guitar for at least 10 days.

He has now scrapped his three upcoming shows in Britain on doctors' orders.

A statement posted on the star's website reads, "Ace Frehley has been forced to cancel his three upcoming U.K. tour dates due to a fractured left wrist resulting from a fall in his home... Doctors applied a Fiberglass cast to Frehley's hand and a...
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Ace Frehley Believes Fame Turned Gene Simmons Into A 'Sex Addict'

October 31st, 2011 9:09am EDT
Ace Frehley
Rock wildman Gene Simmons struggled to bed women before finding fame but the glare of the spotlight turned him into a "sex addict", according to his Kiss band mate Ace Frehley.

Simmons, who wed his long-term lover Shannon Tweed in October, only slept with women "once or twice a year" in the early days of the band, Frehley claims in a new book.

However, after shooting to stardom, he bedded hundreds of groupies to make up for lost time.

According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, Frehley is quoted in new tell-all tome No Regrets as saying, "I believe Gene is a sex addict, in much ...
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Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed Finally Wed

October 2nd, 2011 10:58am EDT
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed
KISS star Gene Simmons has married his longtime partner Shannon Tweed in a romantic ceremony in California.

The couple, who have been together for 28 years and have two grown-up children, exchanged vows they had written themselves during an outdoor ceremony at the Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday in front of 400 guests, including Playboy boss Hugh Hefner.

Simmons' KISS bandmate Paul Stanley was among the wedding party and the couple's daughter Sophie acted as maid of honor, according to People.com.

The publication reports Sophie, 19, also sang "At Last" by Etta James as the...
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KISS Are Comic Book Stars

September 19th, 2011 10:42pm EDT
KISS
Gene Simmons and his KISS bandmates have been forever immortalized as comic book stars.

The rock group recently partnered with Archie Comics to launch a new four-part series, called "Archie Meets Kiss," which is set to hit stores this November.

The new collection is said to follow KISS on an adventure as the band helps the Archie regulars protect their town from an invasion of monsters.

And although the band is often characterised by its lewd, X-rated behavior, Simmons feels confident the illustrations of his trademark look won't be offensive to the publication's young fan base.

He tell...
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Gene Simmons & Ace Frehley Dine Out - No KISS Reunion Planned Though

September 13th, 2011 10:37pm EDT
ene Simmons
Rockers Gene Simmons has moved swiftly to end rumors of a full KISS reunion after he and guitarist Ace Frehley were spotted at lunch together on Monday.

The one-time feuding bandmates appeared to be on good terms as they dined in Los Angeles, but Simmons took to Twitter.com and urged fans not to read too much into the get together.

He writes, "Ace and I had nice, friendly lunch together today. It was wonderful to see him. He looked healthy and happy.

"Nothing else was talked about. No rumors, please. Ace and I are both happy with our lives and are not changing anything."

Frehley played ...
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Paul Stanley Doesn't Want His Son To Become Another Starchild

August 11th, 2010 10:55pm EDT
Paul Stanley
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley has warned his guitarist son against following in his footsteps, because he wants the teen to "find his own path."

Stanley admits he'll "never be as good a guitarist" as 16-year-old Evan, his son with ex-wife Pamela Bowen.

But, when asked if the teen will ever play a live show with KISS, Stanley replies, "I hope not."

The "Rock And Roll All Nite" singer, who is also dad to three-year-old son Colin and one-year-old daughter Sarah with wife Erin Sutton, insists his kids should follow their own dreams because living in the shadow of a famous father is a tough job....
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Ace Frehley Planning A Kiss Tell-All

May 14th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Ace Frehley
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is planning to lift the lid on his time in the band in a new book - the rocker has confirmed he's working on his memoirs.

The axeman is one of the original members of the rock group, joining them in 1972. He quit in 1982, but rejoined in 1996 for a reunion which lasted until 2002. Frehley has since been recording as a solo artist, and in between working on his music he has been writing a book about his life - including wild stories from Kiss' heyday.

The star admits his recollections from the time are fairly hazy so he has recruited a string of pals to ...
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Sun Block 5000: Celebrities Who Should Avoid The Sun

May 29th, 2009 9:59am EDT
Pink
Skin care is extremely important to any movie star, television personality or famous musician - or anyone in the public eye. Some stars can live to 90 years old and still look like a teenager; however, some people's complexion can go south in a hurry if they over do it with solar exposure.

Then there are a few celebrities who have the appearance of an old catcher's mitt or have the facial features of a 100-year-old crocodile. These celebrities aren't getting any "Oil of Olay" or "Estee Lauder" moisturizing contracts anytime soon.

Here's a list of some most "reptilian" celebri...
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Gene Simmons Rules Out Another Full Kiss Reunion

June 13th, 2008 3:22pm EDT
Kiss
Kiss star Gene Simmons has ruled out ever inviting former bandmates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley back onstage with him - because they're not fit enough to cut it live. Criss and Frehley joined Simmons and frontman Paul Stanley in three separate Kiss incarnations, but the bass player insists they won't be back for a third reunion run.

The rocker claims drinking and drugs have taken their toll on his aging ex-bandmates and they no longer have the energy to make it through a high-octane Kiss show.

Simmons tells Britain's Mojo magazine, "Ace and Peter just can't do it... We tried three...
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Fans Attempt KISS Make-Up Record

June 10th, 2008 10:43am EDT
KISS
The organizers of Britain's upcoming Download festival are calling for KISS fans to help them set an odd new record.

Devotees of the rockers are being asked to get made up for this weekend's event so they can help organizers stage a world-record attempt for the "most people made up as KISS."

In a statement on the event's website, promoters reveal, "We have joined forces with FACE, the official body of face-painters who are providing at least of 20 professional face-painters in order to achieve our goal! We hope to be able to set a record for over 400 faces painted within three hou...
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Kiss Manager Confirms New Members Rumors

June 6th, 2008 12:07pm EDT
Kiss
The manager of rock band Kiss has confirmed the group are in talks to launch a TV talent show to find replacements for frontman Paul Stanley and guitarist Gene Simmons - when the duo eventually retire.

It has long been rumored that founding members Stanley and Simmons hope to keep the band running when they decide to quit - but both men have been evasive when asked about whether any new members have been signed up and if the takeover will happen after their current world tour.

The rock veterans are the only original members left in the band, which was marred by the departure of ...
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Ace Frehley Bans Drugs From His Tour

March 5th, 2008 11:40am EST
Ace Frehley
Former Kiss star Ace Frehley has banned alcohol and drugs from his forthcoming tour - so he won't give in to temptation. The guitarist - a recovering alcoholic and drug user - insists employing clean-living staff on his live solo dates in the U.S and Canada will help him to avoid any intoxicating substances.

He says, "This time around, I'm real serious about my sobriety. I've surrounded myself with sober people, so it's really not that tough. It's very comfortable for me at this point; I just hope I can maintain it. I believe I can, but one day at a time, right?"

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Ace Frehley To Resume Solo Career

February 28th, 2008 5:15pm EST
Ace Frehley
Kiss star Ace Frehley is keen to forge a successful solo career so he can hit back at the bandmates who "dragged his name through the mud." The guitarist quit the rock group in 1983 - citing artistic differences for the split - and his departure was marred by a series of disputes between him and his former bandmates.

Frehley rejoined Kiss in 1996 for their reunion tour but gave up his place again in 2001 to concentrate on his work outside the group.

The star is currently working on a new album, due for release later this year, and insists he is determined to make a success of his ...
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And The Scariest Celebrity Faces Are...

October 25th, 2007 11:25am EDT
Donatella Versace
New York socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein has beaten Donatella Versace and former Kiss star Ace Frehley in a new "Scariest Celebrity Faces" poll. Wildenstein, dubbed "The Cat Woman" for her feline-like cosmetic surgery-enhanced features, topped Maxim.com's Halloween-flavored list.

The top 10 are:

1. Jocelyn Wildenstein

2. Donatella Versace

3. Ace Frehley

4. Gary Busey

5. Diana Ross

6. Wayne Newton

7. Smokey Robinson

8. Michael Jackson

9. Burt Reynolds

10. Willem Dafoe

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Prince Named Top Underrated Guitarist

October 2nd, 2007 8:59am EDT
Prince
Prince has topped a new poll to find the "Most Underrated Guitarist." The editors of rock magazine Rolling Stone asked readers to list the top rockers who failed to make their "100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time" survey.

The top five are:

1. Prince

2. Kurt Cobain

3. Neil Young

4. George Harrison

5. Ace Frehley

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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VH1 Classic Records Announces 'KISSology: Volume Two 1978-1991,' In Stores August 14

August 2nd, 2007 9:00pm EDT
KISS
(New York, NY, August 2, 2007) -- VH1 Classic Records will release KISSology: Volume Two 1978-1991 the second installment of the definitive 3-part collection on DVD Tuesday, August 14.

Now 5x platinum, KISSology: Volume One is a proven must own hit that chronicles the beginning of a band that has lasted over 30 years. Fans can pick up where Volume One left off when KISSology: Volume Two hits shelves.

"The sales numbers for 'KISSology: Volume One' confirm just how big and powerful the KISS fan base is," said Paul DeGooyer, Senior Vice President, DVD/Audio/Electronic Games, MTV ...
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Ace Frehley Thrills Kiss Fans With Coffeehouse Appearance

June 18th, 2007 9:24am EDT
Ace Frehley
Original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley thrilled fans at the first anniversary party of the Kiss Coffeehouse in South Carolina on Saturday when he turned up unexpectedly to perform.

The rocker, backed by Kiss tribute act Mr. Speed, performed "Shock Me" at the Broadway at the Beach venue in Myrtle Beach after meeting a greeting stunned devotees.

And there was a surprise in store for Frehley too - oft estranged bandmate Paul Stanley phoned the venue to chat to his former guitarist after learning Ace had turned up at the fan convention.

According to Kiss Coffeehouse organizers, S...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 27

April 27th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ace Frehley
Happy Birthday To "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" actor William Moseley (1987), Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump (1984), Scottish singer Sheena Easton (1959), KISS guitarist Ace Frehley (1951), soul singer Ann Peebles (1947), singer Cuba Gooding, Sr. (1944), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Oscar winner Sandy Dennis (1937; d. 1992), prolific disc-jockey/voice actor Casey Kasem (1932), "The Odd Couple" star Jack Klugman (1922), baseball legends Enos Slaughter (1916; d. 2002) and Rogers Hornsby (1896; d. 1963), and 18th President of The United States Ulysses S. Grant (1822; d. 1885)...
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Gene Simmons Says 'No More KISS Reunion Tours'

March 27th, 2007 9:31am EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons has ruled out ever hitting the road with the original Kiss line-up again because he can no longer put up with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss' substance abuse issues. The bass player admits he still loves his old band mates dearly but he can no longer spend time with them on tour.

He says, "I love (Ace) dearly, he's a sweetheart, but he's his own worst enemy. He's great with lots of people around but when he's alone he doesn't like himself. And he numbs himself. He's been numbing himself for 34 years. I personally don't want to (tour with them). I love Ace and Peter, a...
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