Original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley said in an interview with Eddie Trunk (Via Blabbermouth) that he “never closed the door on anything” and it is in good terms with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, so he doesn’t rule out a reunion with the band in their farewell tour.
Guitarist Ace Frehley said about a possible Kiss reunion:
“Anything’s possible – I’ve always said that. That’s the first question so many people have asked me over the years, ‘Would you ever consider doing a KISS reunion?’ I said, ‘I never closed the door on anything.’ If the money’s right and it’s presented to me in the right way, anything can happen.
“I’m on good terms with Paul [Stanley, guitar/vocals] and Gene [Simmons, bass], which is nice, because we created something really special in the early ’70s that has outlasted so many other bands. And God bless ’em. They’re still doing it, I’m still doing it. Peter [Criss, drums] is still around. I’m not quite sure why Peter hadn’t toured over the years as much as I have, but it is what it is.”
Why is the right time to retire according to Gene Simmons
In an interview with 6 ABC Action News why is the right time to Kiss retire. The musician said that is better to go out on top than when you are not that good anymore. “It is. And I’ll tell you why. I’m 71, although I’m in great shape. The hand doesn’t shake. I never got high or drunk in my life, I never smoked cigarettes; I never did anything of that… So, we’re in great shape and we can’t wait to get out there and do what we do. But there is such a thing as getting off the stage while the getting’s good.”
“I was a massive Muhammad Ali fan. He stayed in the ring too long. Go out on top. If you’re gonna go surfing, ride that tsunami – that’s a hundred-foot wave – and then don’t get back out there when there’s a little baby [wave]. Go out on top. So, we are going out one last time.”