Ace Frehley Responds to Paul Stanley's Anti-Semitism Accusation

"I think he's trying to sell his book," Ace hits back.

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Ace Frehley has responded to claims made by KISS frontman Paul Stanley that the guitarist was an anti-semite.

In his recently published memoirs, Stanley stated: "Ace and particularly Peter felt powerless and impotent when faced with the tireless focus, drive and ambition of me and Gene. As a result, the two of them tried to sabotage the band - which, as they saw it, was unfairly manipulated by money-grubbing Jews."

Now, Frehley has hit back at the singer in an interview with Sirius XM's Hair Nation (via Blabbermouth):

"They can't call me a drunk or a drug addict anymore, so they're grasping at straws. I mean, Jesus Christ! My fiancee is Jewish. How can I be anti-Semitic? Is he out of his mind? [Laughs] [I've spent] 40 years in the music business [and] I've worked alongside Jewish people my whole life. And I'm anti-Semitic? It's ridiculous. I think he's trying to sell his book, and it's a pretty sad commentary if he has to resort to verbal slurs and innuendo. It's ridiculous."

KISS are scheduled to be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame tomorrow (April 10th). While all four members of the original line-up will be in attendance to collect the award, they will not be performing at the event. However, asĀ Fuse reports, Ace Frehley will be involved in the ceremony's All-Star Jam, having been invited to perform by Tom Morello:

"Rage Against the Machine's guitarist, Tom, he called me up last weekend and asked if I'd be involved with the jam. I said, 'Yeah, sure, I'd be more than happy to do it. Hand me a guitar, I'll play.' I've been doing it for long enough, right?"

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    At least if they don't reunite and perform at the Hall of Fame they may still reunite and beat the f*ck out of each other.
    a bunch of old men swinging at eachother and complaining about their backs and hipbones after 5 minutes? yeah... no thanks.
    It's just that childish mentality of "he used to do this, so he'll always be a bad person". I'm glad to see that Ace is being the bigger man and just simply denying Paul's claims instead of returning fire.
    You know dave mustaine was able to get over his feud with Metallica.....I'd say gene, Paul, ace and peter all need to grow up. They could learn from dave and the members of Metallica...
    Gene and Paul did NOT carry the KISS Brand forward..The Kiss Brand carried them!!! The Brand was equally built by the original 4. Gene and Paul whine about how they had to work to keep KISS going when it was KISS that actually kept them going and paying their Bills. That does not give them any more claim to the Brand then Ace and Peter. In fact the only way KISS could kick hind ends these days is if Ace and Peter played with them as they are still Men.. Gene and Paul are Clucking Old Hens...
    Wait... So we get to see Ace and Tom Morello do KISS songs onstage?
    Not necessarily, he said Tom asked him to do the Jam with him. So if anything it's gonna be an assortment of all the people being inducted just on stage playing with each other.
    Was anyone even going to KISS shows anymore until they reunited in 90's with full on make-up? Paul and Gene ran that thing into the ground, needed to Peter and Ace to recussitate, and are now running it into the ground again. Just sayin'.....
    Stanley's pretty funny. I wonder if he talks about the pics of himself posing in a Nazi uniform? Lol.
    I'm sorry but that passage from Stanley's memoirs had me laughing on the floor for a good 5 mins or so
    I am looking forward to Aces new solo album.I was going to see Kiss with Def Leppard i think i will save my money.I am staring to lose respect for Paul and Gene.I am really surprised to hear Paul acting like this.Its really not like him Gene seems to be rubbing off on him
    Despite having more 'issues', Ace has eventually become the most respected member of the band interestingly. Peter whines a fair bit, Gene and Paul enough said, but Ace is liked by almost all it seems! I love Kiss (with or without Ace in it) but I've been so unimpressed with Paul of late. I always thought Gene deserved what he got but that Paul was generally OK. But lately, nah. On and off-stage not been impressed with Paul.
    Ace is chill as hell! Amazing guitarist as well! What I would give to see this guy jam live!