KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has shot down rumors of a possible reunion with the band’s original guitarist Ace Frehley after they were spotted dining together at a Los Angeles restaurant on Monday (September 12). Simmons writes on Twitter, “Ace and I had nice, friendly lunch together [yesterday]. It was wonderful to see him. He looked healthy and happy.” He added, “Nothing else was talked about. No rumors, please. Aceand I are both happy with our lives and are not changing anything.”
Frehley performed with KISS from its inception in 1973 until his first departure in 1982 before rejoining KISS in 1996 for a very successful reunion tour. Frehley‘s second stint lasted until 2002 as Ace went back to being a solo artist again.
Frehley will release “No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir”, a look back at his “life of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll” on November 1 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon Schuster. Gallery plans to publish the 288-page title under the VH1 Books imprint.