Gene Simmons has co-written two songs for Ace Frehley’s next solo album, the KISS bassist/vocalist has revealed.
The news of the two former KISS band mates’ collaboration was broken by the bassist/vocalist as he was giving an interview to the Minnesota classic rock radio station 92 KQRS last week.
Asked if KISS has any plans to return to the studio and make new music, Simmons said (see video below): “Well, I suppose at some point. But literally two days ago I was with Ace, who’s not in the band — he used to be in the band three different times — and we wrote two songs. He asked me to write for his next solo record. So I went over to his place, way out in the desert some place, and we wrote two things. And eventually the band [the current lineup of KISS] will go back in [the studio to make new music]. But there’s no great incentive, because the record industry, the entire thing, is so dysfunctional. You work hard and you get paid, and if we’re gonna work a year on a record, I wanna get paid too. KISS is not a charity. We make a difference between what we do personally and as a band. We buy houses for vets, we supply jobs, we give money to charity, but that’s ’cause I wanna give. I don’t want anybody deciding that our art, our music, our concerts is free, because ‘you have enough money.'”
View Video of the Gene Simmons’s interview by classic rock radio station 92 KQRS.
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Posted by 92 KQRS on Thursday, June 22, 2017