Gene Simmons, even to KISS fans is seen as a pretty rough guy to want to be around as it pertains to being in his band as he as treated it and the members like dollar bills for years and years while losing passion for the actual band and the legacy they’ve made year after year. Gene is now taking aim at the members yet again, but this time for a new reason…Gene Simmons Daughter Birthday Bedroom Photo Revealed.
Via Blabbermouth, we learned that Gene Simmons still likes to attack his band members even after all of these years. Gene touched upon the lack of involvement of Peter Criss and Ace Frehley in KISS’s new documentary “Biography: KISStory”, which premiered late last month with a two-night event on A&E.
Gene stated: “God love ’em, both Ace and Peter, in the beginning of the band, were just the best thing that ever happened to us, but they made such horrible choices in their life. And they continue to do that — they continue to make really bad choices, not just in terms of their health and what you ingest, but career choices. Like, we just had this documentary that came out that’s a headlining thing at the Tribeca Film Festival, and, of course, without even thinking twice about it, we reached out to both Ace and Peter, ‘Hey, come and be part of this thing. You helped create the band. No question about it.’ And they refused. Ace wanted certain… ‘I want this. I want that. I want editing rights,’ and that kind of stuff. And God love him, that wasn’t gonna happen. I didn’t get those rights and didn’t want them; I just wanted to throw caution to the wind and get the thing done. So they barely appear in it.”
Paul Stanley addressed the fact that Frehley and Criss did not get involved in the making of the documentary last month which does add merit to Gene here…
Paul said: “Some people might take exception to it… Some KISS fan might say, ‘Well, how come there isn’t more of Ace and Peter? Truly, those guys didn’t want to be a part of it without certain… I think there was talk of final approval of footage and editing, and that’s fantasy — that’s fantasy. It’s really a story of the band. I keep saying we couldn’t be here today had it not been there for Ace and Peter being there in the beginning. We also couldn’t be here today if they were still here. I try to put that into perspective.”
Paul Stanley closed: “We live by a template that the four of us started, but everybody isn’t built to go the distance, and everybody isn’t built for the marathon, so this really is ultimately the story of me and Gene, and KISS, and the story of the band from the beginning till today.”