Ace Frehley is apparently hoping an invitation to rejoin KISS is coming soon.
Although Frehley broached the idea earlier this year -- stoked by KISS frontman Paul Stanley's guest appearance on Frehley's Origins, Vol. 1 cover album -- he tells Talking Metal that, "I haven't heard anything from Paul and Gene" recently. But he adds that, "I did get a text from Gene the other day, wanting to come see me perform this January. Maybe he'll pop the big question. Who knows? Whatever happens, we're all good. It's all good."
Frehley was with KISS from 1973-1982 and again from 1996-2002. Stanley and Simmons have both been critical of Frehley's substance abuses over the years.
When we asked Stanley if that guest appearance might be a precursor to Frehley's return, he told us:
"I would say no, and it doesn't negate my appreciation of Ace. He's in a much better place than he ever was. He's clean and sober and clearheaded, which is terrific. He's an oddball, which is part of what makes him who he is, but he's focused and clearheaded and fun to be around. But that doesn't mean taking it any further but appreciating it for what it is. I love the band as it is."
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.