Casper of Silver Tiger Photography & Media Community recently caught up with original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. You can now listen to the chat below.
On his favorite memories of his time with KISS:
Ace: “Most of my memories with KISS are very fond. I mean, we created something really special. People could come to a KISS concert in the ’70s and for two hours they’d forget about all their problems and go into a world of fantasy. It was a very special time.”
On how it feels to know that he has influenced so many guitar players over the years:
Ace: “That’s something I don’t think about. People ask me, ‘How does it feel like to have influenced generations of guitar players?’ I mean, the first thing out of my mouth is, if I knew I was gonna influence generations of guitar players, I would have practiced more. [Laughs] But it’s something I don’t really dwell on. These days I kind of live in the now and look towards the future, and the past is the past. But I don’t really think too much about the fact of what an icon I am and how many people I’ve influenced. I kind of take it with a grain of salt.“
On whether he had any aspirations when he was growing up:
Ace: “I pretty much kind of knew that I was gonna be famous when I was 16 years old, and I used to tell everybody. Everybody used to say I was crazy, but if you interview any of my old friends, they’ll all tell you that I predicted it. It was just… it was fate. I just felt like I was destined for stardom. And I also believe if it wouldn’t have been with KISS, it would have been with somebody else.”
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