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Paul Stanley speaks out on his former band mates

Paul Stanley
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The upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is just weeks away.

And with the event comes some controversy with the soon-to-be inducted members of Kiss, especially when it comes to former members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.

‘What we had at the beginning was magical. Not because we were virtuosos. Magic in rock and roll isn’t dependent on virtuosity. Ace and I played great together. But in my mind it’s a crime what Ace did. He threw away incredible potential and talent. The Ace I played with when the band first started out was a comet. And not [Frehley’s late-Eighties band] Frehley’s Comet! But he was burning bright and really had the ability—and this would rub him the wrong way—to be a real contender. But he stopped practicing. He got involved with a whole lot of things that really diluted and diminished his craft. I saw that comet grow dim,’ Paul Stanley told ‘Guitar World’ in a recent interview.

Unfortunately for their many loyal fans, Kiss will not be performing at the highly anticipated induction ceremony next month.

Read more from Paul Stanley here.

In other Kiss news, Stanley’s autobiography ‘Face the Music: A Life Exposed’ is available April 8th.

Visit Stanley’s official website to see if the rocker is doing a book signing in your town, click this link.

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