Following an interesting speak-singing performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this past week, former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is gearing up to release his upcoming album Space Invader on Aug. 19. And while both he and his fans are psyched about the release, the guitarist is already talking about his next album.
With this, perhaps Kiss fans have another reason to be excited because guess who Frehley is hoping to get on the record –– Gene Simmons.
Blabbermouth reports that the musician's next album will be comprised of both covers and remakes. He's already brought in the likes of Slash, Lita Ford and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, which in itself seems like a pretty solid lineup, but Frehley is apparently reaching for the stars and calling out Simmons to guest star.
"I was thinking of asking Gene [Simmons] to play bass on one track, and I'm going to say which one. That'll be a surprise," claimed the musician during an interview with VH1 Radio's Dave Basner.
On the subject of whether or not Simmons would accept the invite, he claims, "I think he'd consider it. I don't know if he'd do it. Maybe Paul [Stanley] won't let him. Who knows?"
While Frehley appears somewhat optimistic about Simmons guest-starring on the album, we're not so sure based on some comments the Kiss bassist made about talking to, and getting along with, the original guys from the band. "No, I don't get along with anybody who's a drug addict," he said, "and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim."
So ... that's probably a no, right?