Gene Simmons on KISStory Documentary
â€œGod love â€™em, both Ace and Peter, in the beginning of the band, were just the best thing that ever happened to us.â€ Tells Simmons â€œBut they made such horrible choices in their life."
"And they continue to do that â€“ they continue to make really bad choices, not just in terms of their health and what you ingest, but career choices."
Simmons continued: â€œWe just had this documentary that came out thatâ€™s a headlining thing at the Tribeca Film Festival. And, of course, without even thinking twice about it, we reached out to both Ace and Peter, â€˜Hey, come and be part of this thing. You helped create the band. No question about it.â€™ And they refused.â€
Well maybe, both of them don't want to be around Gene.
The band couldn't go on with them
â€œSome people might take exception to it,â€ Stanley says. â€œSome KISS fan might say, â€˜Well, how come there isnâ€™t more of Ace and Peter? Truly, those guys didnâ€™t want to be a part of it without certainâ€¦ I think there was talk of final approval of footage and editing, and thatâ€™s fantasy â€“ thatâ€™s fantasy. Itâ€™s really a story of the band.â€
Paul continued saying that the band couldn't have gone on with them. â€œI keep saying we couldnâ€™t be here today had it not been there for Ace and Peter being there in the beginning,â€ he says. â€œWe also couldnâ€™t be here today if they were still here. I try to put that into perspective.
â€œWe live by a template that the four of us started, but everybody isnâ€™t built to go the distance. Everybody isnâ€™t built for the marathon. So this really is ultimately the story of me and Gene and KISS. The story of the band from the beginning â€™til today.â€
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