Ace Frehley Says That Paul Stanley Called Him Just to Say ‘**** You’

Ace Frehley: b8ddy h8lly, Copyright © 2011 Kevin D. Soney, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons / Paul Stanley: Alberto Cabello, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons
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It has been a little over a week since ex-KISS member Ace Frehley demanded that Paul Stanley provide him an apology. Come to find out, per Frehley, Stanley did reach out to him, but it wasn’t in the manner that Frehley was hoping for. For context, Frehley has been upset by past comments Stanley made about him; during a recent appearance on Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, Frehley said:

“[…] I want my formal apology for what you said and a retraction and an apology within seven days. And if I don’t get that within seven days, I’m coming back on Ed Trunk’s show and I’m gonna tell some dirt that nobody knows about Paul and Gene that I’ve always kept to myself […]”

Well on April 4th Frehley made another appearance on Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, and while on the show, Trunk asked Frehley if Stanley had reached out to him. This is what the ex-KISS member said (the following was transcribed by Loudwire):

“Yes he did, not long after the show was over. I was blindsided by the phone call because I saw his name come up on my cell phone and I spoke to him 100 different times on that number — and that can be verified by Verizon, who is my cell phone carrier — I figured he was calling me maybe to apologize or at least explain why he said that. Maybe he meant it more towards Peter than me. Instead of an apology, I got a five-second phone call, ‘Fuck you Ace, I’m not going to apologize’ and hung up. He wasn’t even man enough to give me a rebuttal and explain why I’m so upset or anything like that.”

Frehley then goes on to add: “And if you look for your email messages that I sent you, I did screengrabs from Verizon — it’s the same day as our interview and it says five seconds.”

Trunk does confirm that he has seen these messages. Frehley also says that he’s been in touch with KISS’ manager Doc McGhee since his last interview with Trunk, but McGhee denies that Stanley has called Frehley. Per the ex-KISS member:

“I’ve been in touch with Doc for at least three or four times between our last interview and today. And the earliest I texted him was today because I was hoping Paul had enough sense to… you know what? I would’ve been happy if Paul just called me one on one like a man and apologized. That would’ve sufficed, but after cursing me out on the phone the gloves are off.

Frehley then suggested that in regard to the comments made about him and his ability to perform, this matter could go to court for character defamation. But what about this supposed 120-page manuscript Frehley says he could release that could, allegedly, “ruin” Stanley and Gene Simmons? Well, it appears that Frehley is not going to release said manuscript, and per Frehley, here’s why:

“I spoke to several good friends who are God-fearing people and I go to AA [alcoholics anonymous] meetings with and they said, ‘Don’t ever sink to their level. That’s what they do. That’s what they’ve been doing for years. Why are you going to sink to their level?’ So, then I came to the realization that I don’t even have to bring up anything that I have hidden away in my attorney’s safe deposit box. I can just talk about things that they’ve said about me in black and white. They can’t come after me after that because they said it — it’s in black and white.”

He then provides the following example: “Paul Stanley has admitted the [KISS] company that does his artwork that he created the logo and designed it. Now, we all know that that’s a lie,” he contends, noting the first rendering of the KISS logo he made that was auctioned off last April.”

What do you make of this beef between Frehley and KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons?

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