In his long-awaited autobiography, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed", KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley accuses the band's fellow co-founding members Ace Frehley (guitar) and Peter Criss (drums) of resenting Stanley and KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons for controlling the group's creative output — which Stanley says occurred because Frehley and Criss' songwriting contributions "just didn't amount to much."
"Ace, and particularly Peter, felt powerless and impotent when faced with the tireless focus, drive and ambition of me and Gene," Stanley writes. "As a result, the two of them tried to sabotage the band — which, as they saw it, was unfairly manipulated by [us] money-grubbing Jews."
Stanley reiterated to Larry Getlen of the New York Post that yes, he does believe that Frehley and Criss are anti-Semitic.The Gadfly was smitten by the allure of freakdom, in the form of KISS, during his high school years, circa 1977.
They were weird, they were loud, they were brash and ugly, and they were unrepentant and scared the shit out of all of The Gadfly's friend's moms.
Now, thanks to Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, they're just a couple of old, geezer fucking rock stars still trying to cash in on their glory days, only their greed has caused them to lose sight of the reality of who and what made them the cash cow that they are today.
Gene Simmons is a money whore. He is also the last person in the world The Gadfly would view as an honest man - considering his history of adultery and shady business deals. Paul Stanley is a fucking narcissistic twit who has deluded himself in to thinking that his music is in the same pantheon as The Doors or The Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin, instead of just being a beer drinking party band.
Here's the deal --- Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter -- were and still are KISS. The replacements do not change that formula. Not one bit.
Gene and Paul can go fuck themselves -- Their greed and selfishness and inability to reconcile says everything about their personal character.
Too bad too -- cuz The Gadfly really loved this shit . . . . .
Get over the arrogance and the petty "hurt" feelings.