KISS' Gene Simmons: "Ace and Peter Were Idiots"

Quote of the day: KISS bassist/singer Gene Simmons in an interview conducted by

"These are the disturbing facts that you have to accept: your mommy was my toy and [KISS guitarist] Ace [Frehley] and [drummer] Peter [Criss] were idiots.

Ace was so deluded with drugs that he forgets full decades of his own life, and I had to put up with that. Both of them had some form of substance abuse that prevented KISS from being as successful as I think we could have been.

"I spoke with Ace, sent him the book and said 'I'm gonna show everything.' One good thing about Ace is that he's matter-of-fact about the whole thing. He said 'Everybody knows I'm a Oh well, good luck with the book.' If there's Lazyman as a superhero, he's Super Lazyman. He doesn't care enough to fight that or defend [himself]. 'Ya, that's me.' He looks at Keith Richards and says 'he used all his life and that's cool.' They're both morons. As for Peter, he had self-esteem issues and he's straightened himself out somewhat."


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