pippy, on 30 November 2012 - 04:58 PM, said:
You don't say! We'd never have guessed, kaleb!
Actually I think Ace is a hoot and he has a great sense of humour ("actually I'm a plumber"......
) and if, as was suggested just the other day, there are those people who have a hatred for all things KISS then it's fitting that there is a balancing force somewhere on this - or any other convenient - planet.
Hell yeah! I'd rather hear him tell jokes and one-liners between songs rather than Paul Stanley's time-wasting banter (which got old a long, long time ago). My bass player absolutely hates KISS, but even he likes Ace (and some of his solo music outside of KISS. We do "Snow Blind").
Interestingly enough, I had kinda gotten out of KISS for a while (I was listening to more bluesy stuff, Bonamassa, etc, at the time), but seeing Ace last year got me way into it again. KISS (as in Gene and Paul. Eric and Tommy are great, I just don't agree with the makeup politics) can't play anymore. Ace still has it. Sure, he's getting up there and he doesn't tour as heavily as he used to (which KISS does), but he's still the man and his band (which features younger cats that have the balls and energy that left Paul Stanley years ago) sounds kickass. He does a lot of older KISS songs, like "Shout It Out Loud" and stuff (which I kinda don't care for cause' I'm tired of the same KISS hits and he has a lot of solo material that he never plays), and his versions sound more KISS than the current KISS.
And, I'm pretty sure Ace hates everything KISS aside from the music, his history with the band, and the fans. You don't see/hear him talking about how "cool" the KISS dolls were.....The whole overkill merchandising thing is one of the reasons he has left the band twice.