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Posted on Apr 07, 2014 01:08 pm
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has accused ex-bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss of anti-semitism.
As Blabbermouth is reporting, the comments were printed in Stanley's recently published autobiography, "Face the Music: A Life Exposed."
"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 [us] money-grubbing Jews."
When questioned about the comments by the New York Post, Stanley responded: "It's based on years and years of interactions. It's not pulled out of thin air."
Questioned by the newspaper about the allegations, Frehley and Criss declined to comment.
Stanley’s memoirs also addressed his sometimes frosty relationship with bassist Gene Simmons. As the guitarist notes, he believes his bandmate takes too much credit for the band’s unique marketing strategy:
"I saw the term 'marketing genius' used in reference to Gene quite frequently ... [and] it turned my stomach," Stanley writes. "Neither Gene nor I has had an active hand in any significant deals. He was no marketing genius. He just took credit for things."