Who do so many aging rock stars turn into such bitter queens? Ultimate Classic Rock:
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley says former bandmates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley became “impossible” and “intolerable” and that he hasn’t talked to either in years. If fans were hoping for another reunion, it’s not going to happen.
“Friends? No I was never really friends with them,” Stanley tells Bang Showbiz (via BigPondNews.com). “The band was never about friendship, the band was about commitment to a cause, but friendship? We were all very different people.”...
“I loved them for what we created together, I certainly don’t love them today,” he said of Frehley and Criss. “But the band as it is today is far more the embodiment of what we started than what we became.”
“They were instrumental in what we created as a team, but they became impossible and intolerable, on more than one occasion necessitating their removal. And unfortunately when people don’t really learn from their mistakes they repeat them. At some point you just lose tolerance. It’s ultimately disrespectful to the fans to not give them what they deserve. I don’t miss them.”