By: Annie Scaramuzzino
It looks like there is still some bad blood between the original members of KISS.
Classic Rock Magazine reports that former guitarist Ace Frehley and former drummer Peter Criss have refused to be a part of the forthcoming KISS documentary, You Wanted the Best You Got the Best.
Director Alan G. Parker was the one to reveal Frehley and Criss’s refusal to be interviewed for the rock doc, explaining to Classic Rock Magazine that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were surprised by their former bandmates' lack of cooperation.
“Gene and Paul were shocked at first, but now they don’t seem to be. There’s been so much b****iness down the years, and so much said about and done to Ace and Peter that they interpreted the request to be in the movie as a favour to Gene and Paul. Because of that they won’t go anywhere near it. The negotiations were interesting to say the least,” Parker stated.
Those who did participate in the making of the film, due out September 2014, include Simmons and Stanley, current KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, former members Bruce and Bob Kulick, and the family of the late Eric Carr, who replaced Eric Singer as drummer for the band in the ‘80s. Other special guests to be featured are Alice Cooper, Nikki Sixx and Stan Lee, among others.
Meanwhile, Paul Stanley has a memoir set for release in 2014, and the band is gearing up for a tour of Japan, which kicks off on October 19 in Tokyo.
For more on the upcoming KISS documentary, head to ClassicRockMagazine.com, and check out the KISS official website for other updates!