Gene Simmons on KISS Reunion: "For a One-Off, Anything Is Possible"

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Gene Simmons has repeated that a longterm KISS reunion with Ace Frehley is not in the cards.

But a one night special event isn't out of the question, as far as he is concerned. 

When asked by "Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon" whether he would entertain single concert with Frehley back in KISS, Simmons said it could happen.

"Oh, I mean, if you're gonna do a one-off, anything is possible," Simmons said.

Simmons and KISS co-founder Paul Stanley have publicly mended fences with their former lead guitarist over the past few years, leading to speculation that Frehley is primed to rejoin the band.

Simmons and Frehley recently performed together at a charity benefit for hurricane victims. But Simmons says a full-scale KISS reunion doesn't make sense, especially since the current KISS lineup has been intact for so long and worked so well together for the past 15 years.

"We have a wonderful lineup and we have an awful lot of fun," Simmons continued. "So there are no rules. It's just that if you're on a team, you want consistency; you want to be able to have a guy you can count on when you pass the ball, because the whole team depends on that, right? And so if the guy you pass the ball to is on drugs or alcohol, the whole team goes down. You're depending on each other—all for one, one for all."

And while Simmons has been critical of Frehley and original drummer Peter Criss' problems with substance abuse in the past, he underlined the former members' importance in creating what KISS is today.

He added that he's happy for Frehley and Criss' current sobriety and says all four original members are on good terms.

"But three times in and out of the band, that's enough."


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