Paul Stanley of KISS has gone to town on original KISS members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. He does not want them back in the band.
Millions of KISS fans might disagree, afterall, any KISS Army members I've ever run into say that Peter Criss and Ace Frehley were the best members of KISS. Most of them describe Paul Stanley as a posturing lady man and Gene Simmons as an attention seeker. Anyhoo, all that aside (Kiss fans can go on about the intricacies of band dynamics for hours) classicrockmagazine.com has reported the following reiteration from Paul Stanley regarding Catman's (Criss) and Space Ace's (Frehley) return to the KISS fold; "I was never really friends with them. The band was never about friendship – it was about commitment to a cause. I loved them for what we created. I certainly don't love them today. They became impossible and intolerable, on more than one occasion necessitating their removal. I last spoke to Ace probably three years ago. Peter I haven't spoken to in probably about a decade."
Frehley played lead guitar in KISS from the bands inception until 1982. He rejoined for a reunion tour in 1996 and departed a second time in 2002. Peter Criss joined KISS on drums in December 1972 and officially left the band in 1980. The reason for his departure is the subject of debate, Stanley and Simmons claim that he was fired, Criss claims that he left of his own accord. For further insight and information contact your local KISS Army member if you have a spare six hours to kill.