Ace Frehley: I'm Brainier Than Paul Stanley

Ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has revealed he has a bigger IQ than his old bandmate Paul Stanley.

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Ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has revealed he has a bigger IQ than his old bandmate Paul Stanley. "A frontman [like Stanley] doesn't have to be a genius," quipped the Spaceman, "he just has to have the right moves."

Speaking in the new issue of Classic Rock, Frehley said he has an IQ of 163, which equates to "very superior intelligence".

"You might ask why I've done so many stupid things," he laughed. "That's where addiction comes in. Kiss once took an IQ test, and I was on top. I guess my brain was working good that morning thank God for good genes.

"I think Paul got the lowest score. No, that didn't surprise me. A frontman doesn't have to be a genius, he just has to have the right moves.

"But with an IQ test, there are people who are brilliant that would probably do real shitty on them. I mean, Gene [Simmons] has the best business brain, absolutely. I don't consider myself a very good businessman. When I start doing numbers I get a headache. I'm ruled by the creative side of my brain, not the analytical side."

Frehley also said he empathised with Mayan predictions that the world will end in 2012.

"There's all sorts of things going on. The sun has an 11-year cycle and it's coming towards an end, so they're expecting more sun-spot activity, solar winds and solar flares that could affect computers and power grids. Some planets are aligning, from what I understand, so that could cause an earthquake and severe weather. So a lot of crazy of things could happen.

"It doesn't scare me. If I died tomorrow I'd die happy, because I've lived 10 lifetimes over what a regular person might have experienced."

Thanks for the report to ClassicRockMagazine.com.

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    asyermetalhead
    ''It doesn't scare me.If i died tommorow I'd die happy,because I've lived 10 lifetimes over what a regular person might have experienced.'' Hahahahaha ace frehley is a wonderfull guitar player
    SGstriker
    Tomorrow's obligatory KISS headline: Gene Simmons: "I've got a bigger dick than Ace Frehley."
    GazzaCee
    The sun has an 11-year cycle and its coming towards an end
    Yes. That's why the world ended in 2001.
    jurnag12
    The sun has an 11-year cycle and its coming towards an end
    I'm happy to inform you that the Earth is perfectly capable of withstanding this stuff. It's happened thousands of times before, and it'll happen millions of times more before the sun snuffs it in a couple of billion years.
    Some planets are aligning, from what I understand, so that could cause an earthquake and severe weather
    Which is a more scientific way of saying 'Man, Mars is moving into Leo, so I'll have really bad luck while that lasts!' or some other variety of astrological bull crap. The world's not gonna end. Get over it. And even if it ends? F*ck it, I don't wanna know. Let me wake up on December 21st as the world is ending, so that I can walk outside and watch the show right before I die. You wanna build a shelter? Alright, have fun living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, plagued by the memories of everyone you have ever loved, and your entire race, DYING AROUND YOU AS YOU HIDE LIKE A COWARD.
    sn00ze
    Ace is rollin' I like this guy, he is the reason I pick up a guitar.
    CinderellaFan14
    You know, Myan culture experts said that believing the world will end in 2012 because of the Myan Calendar goes against everything the Myans believed in. Even the Myans didn't believe that the world will end in 2012. So, SHUT IT ACE!!!
    Kenjamin91
    CinderellaFan14 wrote: You know, Myan culture experts said that believing the world will end in 2012 because of the Myan Calendar goes against everything the Myans believed in. Even the Myans didn't believe that the world will end in 2012. So, SHUT IT ACE!!!
    Who are the Myans?
    sn00ze
    Kenjamin91 wrote: CinderellaFan14 wrote: You know, Myan culture experts said that believing the world will end in 2012 because of the Myan Calendar goes against everything the Myans believed in. Even the Myans didn't believe that the world will end in 2012. So, SHUT IT ACE!!! Who are the Myans?
    Guess he meant Mayans (and what they "said" is that 2012 is the end of another era, 5th this time, not the end of the World)
    ace man
    so when the mayans existed and created their calender, the earth didn't have leap years (not added until julius caesar). if you take out all the added leap years, the world should have ended in february.
    sn00ze
    ace man wrote: so when the mayans existed and created their calender, the earth didn't have leap years (not added until julius caesar). if you take out all the added leap years, the world should have ended in february.
    "leap year" is included in their calendar, do some research before you post something.
    swave75
    The other KISS guys took Ace bowling for his birthday once. He was terrible.