So, there’s an official Kiss movie coming out…but two official members of Kiss refuse to be the movie. According to Classic Rock Magazine, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss have turned down Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons to appear in You Wanted The Best You Got The Best.
The founding guitarist and drummer both quit Kiss sometime in the aughts and director Alan G. Parker said that Stanley and Simmons were “shocked at first.”
“There’s been so much bitchiness down the years, and so much said about and done to Ace and Peter that they interpreted the request to be in the movie as a favour to Gene and Paul. Because of that they won’t go anywhere near it,” discussed Parker. “The negotiations were interesting to say the least.”
“The results won’t be sugar-coated,” said Simmons of the movie. “Alan has one hundred per cent freedom to present us the way he sees fit, and if that makes us look like capitalist pigs then so be it. It’s exactly what I am – I will charge you for everything I do.”
Sounds like something dudes might regret not being a part of.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles