Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley took time out to counter some of Gene Simmons' recent remarks against him and Peter Criss. Blabbermouth reported that during an appearance on New York City's Q104.3, Frehley touched upon Kiss' probable entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, and Simmons' recent inference that Frehley and Criss would not be performing with Kiss if they get the nod. Frehley said: "I'm happy that I'm gonna be inducted -- most likely -- next year, in April, in New York City, and it should be be a great event. There's no way Gene can put a lid on it. I mean, what's he gonna do?"
Frehley, who's clearly stung by Simmons seemingly constant attacks on his "blown opportunities" with Kiss and his substance abuse problems went on to take a few knocks of his won against the Kiss bassist, saying, "Gene's living in the past. He's become a caricature of himself. I mean, from the very beginning, his only motivation was money. The guy has no friends; he's not respected by his peers; he's pissed off thousands of fans; he's never had a hit single, like I've had. I had the most successful Gibson signature-series guitar in history. He didn't. It goes on and on. He took the safe route: he never got loaded, he never partied. I took the same route Elvis Presley took and (Jimi) Hendrix and Keith Richards and Jim Morrison. . . it's endless. I have all this life experience and thank God I can live to talk about it. What's he gonna talk about? All he can do is badmouth other people."