Kiss’ manager Doc McGhee recently talked to Mike Brunn where he said why Kiss wouldn’t be where it’s today without Ace Frehley or Peter Criss.
“Look, we are not a jam band. Historically, we don’t have anybody come up and play with us. We play Kiss songs, and we’re seven feet tall, [and] we’re monsters, and we’re the superheroes on stage, and people don’t really like to get out with us because they look like midgets.
”So, it’s a different animal. I mean, we’re like the Super Bowl… the team plays football, they don’t have guest star quarterbacks, guest star wide receivers, guest stars this and that.
”We play Kiss; we tribute people on stage, their songs, videos, all that stuff; that’s all great because that’s part of our heritage, and again, there’s no way that Kiss could have been where they’re today without Ace, and Peter, and Gene and Paul at the beginning for sure, and there’s no way that we could be where we’re at today with all four it’s just, that’s just the way it goes, it’s just nutrition.”