Old School Americana & Nostalgia


Former Kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley Doesn’t Believe Band is Retiring

Former Kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley Doesn’t Believe Band is Retiring

Ace Frehley believes that Kiss, his former band, isn’t truly done touring, despite their “End of the Road” farewell trek. “To be honest, I don’t really believe they’re ending their touring career,” Frehley told SiriusXM radio host Eddie Trunk (via Blabbermouth). “How many times have they said they were gonna retire? How many times have half a dozen groups said they were gonna retire and still come back? Personally, I don’t know what their plans are.”

Despite previously embarking on a farewell tour in 2000, Kiss has consistently maintained that the “End of the Road” is their final journey. Speculation among fans has arisen regarding Frehley potentially rejoining the band for their last performance, scheduled for tonight at Madison Square Garden. However, Frehley has continuously affirmed his absence from the event and his lack of emotional investment in Kiss’ tour retirement.

“I’m so happy I’m not involved,” Ace Frehley insisted to Trunk. “Last night I watched [footage of Kiss’] Indianapolis show [from the current tour] from front to back on YouTube. They had 10 comments and maybe a couple of thousand views. Compared to what I’m doing right now, you can’t hold a candle to it.”

Ace Frehley Insists He Won’t Perform at the Supposed Final Kiss Concert Tonight

Ace also made it clear that he will not be making a special guest appearance at the Madison Square Garden shows. “Look, if Gene[Simmons, KISS bassist/vocalist] calls me up and offers me a million dollars to come up and play a couple of songs, obviously I’ll show up. But I really doubt that’s gonna happen,” Frehley’ explained.

Last month, Kiss was forced to cancel dates on their farewell tour. This was due to an illness that befell frontman Paul Stanley.

Stanley took to social media to share a heartfelt message. It was accompanied by a photo of himself resting in bed with an IV drip. “Toronto And Ottawa… I’ve done everything possible to get onstage and be a part of the incredible 2 1/2 hour celebration we planned but this flu has made it impossible,” the Starchild wrote. “I along with Gene, Tommy, and Eric couldn’t be more disappointed and send our deepest apologies.” 

Kiss is set to livestream their highly anticipated final concert tonight from the iconic Madison Square Garden. Fans can enjoy this exclusive performance on PPV.com. They can also tune in through their cable or satellite providers for a pay-per-view experience.