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KISS: Face the Insults

 
KISS: Face the Insults
Posted April 9th, 2014 @ 9:32am


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Paul Stanley published his memoir on Tuesday, and while his goal is to have Face the Music: A Life Exposed be inspirational and not just another rock star tell-all, it's the dirt he dished on his bandmates that is making the news. He writes about his love-hate relationship with Gene Simmons and the struggles to keep KISS going while Gene was off doing other things, but he also calls former members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss anti-Semitic.

"Certainly both Ace and Peter had at numerous times made it clear that they weren't enamored with Jews or Judaism," writing that they felt the band was "unfairly manipulated by money-grubbing Jews." Both Stanley and Simmons are Jewish.

Both Peter and Ace deny this with Ace saying, "My fiance is Jewish. How can I be anti-Semitic? Is he out of his mind? ... It's ridiculous. I think he's trying to sell his book and it's a pretty sad commentary if he has to resort to verbal slurs and innuendo."

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