Nikki Sixx says that Ace Frehley should be part of KISS‘s “End Of The Road” tour.
The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist made his comments after watching Ace perform Saturday night (January 26) at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California.
Sixx wrote on Instagram: “Went with @john5official to see @acefrehleyofficial and his awesome band tonight. John jammed Cold Gin. Ace played great and looked amazing. He should be on this Last tour with KISS. He brings #RawPower #RealDeal.”
The first North American leg of KISS‘s farewell trek will launch January 31 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at Rogers Arena and will hit an additional 43 cities.
Joining founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons in the band’s current lineup are Tommy Thayer on guitar and Eric Singer on drums. Thayer and Singer are replacements for original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, respectively.
Stanley has hinted that Frehley and Criss could make appearances on “End Of The Road”, but KISS hasn’t promised anything beyond a longer set and newly designed band costumes.
As most fans remember, back in 2000 and 2001, KISS already performed a “farewell” tour. The trek, which was the last to feature both Frehley and Criss, played 142 shows over five legs, covering North America, Japan, and Australia.
Frehley first left KISS in 1982. He rejoined in 1996 and parted ways with the band once again in 2002.
Back in 2016, Sixx and Simmons engaged in a war of words over the KISS star’s admittedly callous comments regarding Prince‘s death. Nikki stated at the time that Gene‘s “heartless and uneducated remarks” about Prince‘s passing show “why he’s not my hero anymore or anybody’s. I think that he is an overrated, lucky guy that dresses like a clown. He wrote some good songs, but hasn’t in a long time, and loves to brag about himself.”
Photo credit: Courtney Sixx