Ace Frehley Criticizes Paul Stanley' Rock Hall Induction Speech

"I know he wanted to get other members in the group inducted," says the Spaceman.

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Following the induction of the original KISS lineup into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week, guitarist Ace Frehley has criticized Paul Stanley's acceptance speech at the event, Hennemusic reports.

"I really didn't like some of the things Paul Stanley said in his speech, because obviously he's a little aggravated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Frehley tells ABC News Radio. "I know he wanted to get other members in the group inducted."

Ace adds that "there was some political stuff going on," which led to disagreements about whether KISS would perform at the event. "Unfortunately we did not perform, even though I was up for it," he notes, adding, "I try to stay away from politics. I don't think politics and music work. I never did."

During KISS's induction speeches at New York's Barclays Center last week, Stanley said music fans deserve more from Rock Hall organizers.

"The people, I believe, are speaking to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and what they're saying is, 'We want more'," he said. "They deserve more. They want to be a part of the induction. They want to be a part of the nomination. They don't want to be spoon-fed by a handful of people. Choices. The people pay for tickets. The people buy albums. The people who nominate do not. Let's not forget that these are the people that make it all possible. We just benefit from it."

Last weekend, Stanley and Gene Simmons vented their frustration about the band's alleged mistreatment at the event in a series of tweets slamming Rock Hall co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner.

"Our treatment at the RRHOF confirmed my worst suspicions," tweeted Stanley on Friday. "Wenner and the rest are spineless weasels."

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    Breaking news: Ace Frehley farts out chinchilla hair; Stanley and Simmons question authenticity of the hair. "No, that's not chinchilla, it's mink. He's a racist."
    Chad Channing didn't get inducted when he should have because he recorded on the Bleach album, but at least Dave gave him credit and acknowledgement!
    Hell, they argue like ****ing children. Just let it go. (Yes, I know, that's one of the Gallagher brothers on my avatar)