Ace Frehley gave Paul Stanley an ultimatum -- apologize for negative comments he made on SiriusXM's Howard Stern show or he's going to give out "some dirt" about his former bandmate.
Stern asked why Stanley and Gene Simmons refused to perform with Frehley and Peter Criss at the band's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Stanley replied, "Because if you saw people onstage who looked like KISS but sounded like that, maybe we should be called P---."
Frehley fired back during an interview on SiriusXM with Eddie Trunk saying, "Those guys have been badmouthing me since I quit the very first time in 1981, 1982, calling me a drug addict, calling me an alcoholic, saying I'm unemployable, I'm undependable...”
He said, "I'm going to make a statement to Paul Stanley right now... I'm telling you that I want a formal apology for what you said, and a retraction and an apology within seven days. And if I don't get that within seven days I'm going to tell some dirt that nobody knows about Paul and Gene, that I've always kept to myself because I'm the kind of guy who doesn't talk about this. I like to talk about positive stuff...”
He add, "My attorney has [a 120-page manuscript detailing unspecified misdeeds by Stanley and Simmons] in a safety deposit box. God forbid anything happens to me, my attorney is instructed to release it to The New York Times, Rolling Stone, AP, everybody. So they can't intimidate me with trying to hurt me or saying 'you better not say anything about me live on the radio'.. . Their careers will be ruined. ... Those guys aren't squeaky clean. You know how many lawsuits girls have had against Gene?"
Despite the comments, Frehley said he'd still perform with the band at their final shows in New York in December.
He said, "I was actually hoping that maybe they'd invite me to come back for a third time, not because I really wanted to play with them because we created something really special and I'm the best fit in that band. Always will be. You think [guitarist] Tommy Thayer can do what I can do? Impossibility."
Stanley is currently on a family vacation and hasn't responded.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]