Paul Stanley: Peter Criss and Ace Frehley Tried to Sabotage KISS
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.04.2014
"“They also wanted equal say when they didn’t do equal work"...
Paul Stanley recently spoke with OC Weekly and explained the issues that caused Peter Criss and Ace Frehley to leave KISS, saying that at times they tried to "sabotage the band." Check out the highlights:
On Criss and Frehley sabotaging KSS: "Part of the dynamic of the band was to have to pragmatically deal with the fact that two of the guys were often more interested in sabotaging the band, sabotaging Gene [Simmons] and I, than doing the right thing."
On the band not being equal in contributions: "They also wanted equal say when they didn't do equal work. Part of what we gave the public was the myth that the four of us did everything together and contributed equally. That was something we wanted to maintain in the spirit of the bands that we loved and pictured doing that. The problem was that the guys in the band began to believe it themselves."
On his relationship with Gene Simmons: "I certainly see him as a brother, although we don't always agree on how to treat your brother. At the end of the day, I know he will be there for me and me for him."
On times when he and Simmons haven't gotten along: "My issues have always been more rooted in participating evenly and equally and still ending up with an equal share of money. I didn't want it with Peter and Ace, why would I want it with Gene? He wasn't doing his job and he was off doing other things and being paid for those things. I felt like if he wasn't going to do his job and gonna elsewhere, it was like he took less here or he gave me some of what he was doing elsewhere. That was an ongoing problem."