Gene Simmons Calls Ace Frehley, Peter Criss 'Drunks,' 'Losers'
Gene Simmons is not one to bite his tongue and that was apparent during a recent interview with Rolling Stone. During the interview Simmons called original KISS members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley “drunks” and “losers.”
Simmons was promoting his new book, “Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS” when he tore into Criss and Frehley. When asked if he feels like he is the bad guy following the dismissals of Criss and Frehley from the band, Simmons said to Rolling Stone:
“I am the bad guy. I won’t stand for drunks and alcoholics, who get up on stage and consider it their birthright. I consider it a privilege to get up there and arrive on time and be sober, and I’ll be an a—— to anybody who thinks otherwise. You know who else is an a——? Your teacher was an a——. Your parents are a——-. Your drill sergeant was an a——. Because they wouldn’t let you get away with s—. Ace and Peter have had a lifetime of being losers. And not just with drugs and alcohol. They’re losers because of wrong decisions. You sleep in the bed you make. How many chances in life do you get? They were in and out of the band three different times. Why should they get another chance?”