LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-APR 27, 2019…HAPPY 68TH BIRTHDAY TO ACE FREHLEY ONE OF THE FOUNDING MEMBERS AND THE ORIGINAL LEAD GUITARIST OF KISS. FREHLEY WAS WITH KISS FROM THE START UNTIL 1983. HE THEN REJOINED KISS IN 1996 UNTIL 2002 WHEN THE BAND WENT ON THEIR FAREWELL TOUR (BTW THEY ARE CURRENTLY ON THEIR 2019 FAREWELL TOUR)!! FREHLEY INVENTED THE “SPACEMAN” PERSONA AND IS WELL KNOWN FOR INVENTING THE GUITAR THAT EMITS SMOKE FROM THE PICK-UP ON THE NECK OF THE GUITAR.
THERE IS A WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN ACE FREHLEY AND GENE SIMMONS
IT ALL STARTED WHEN GENE SIMMONS SAID HE DIDN’T WANT ACE FREHLEY AND PETER CRISS ON THE CURRENT FAREWELL TOUR FULL TIME. FREHLEY THEN FIRED BACK AND CALLED SIMMONS A SEX ADDICT AND ACCUSED SIMMONS OF GROPING AND PROPOSITIONING HIS THEN WIFE.
THEN FREHLEY’S CURRENT GIRLFRIEND CHIMED IN. HER NAME IS RACHEL GORDON AND SHE POSTED THIS ON FACEBOOK:
“Let me tell you. They tried to have Ace killed in the 70’s. Tried sending him to a so-called ‘private party’ in the Bahamas. Ace is VERY sober now and knows what’s happening. He sees things clearly now. He doesn’t need a chain of low brow restaurants; he plays the guitar. That’s what he does. F-CK THEM.”
HERE’S FREHLEY WITH THE LAST SHOW HE DID WITH KISS IN 1982 BEFORE THE 1996 REUNION