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Saturday / December 5.
  • Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons Exchange War of Words

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    “You go from getting laid once or twice a year to getting laid a hundred times by a hundred different women. We all have our issues and vices, and I saw Gene’s behavior affect him and the band sometimes in a negative way.”

    Frehley added: ““[Gene] would [bleep] almost anything. Short, tall; plump, svelte; attractive, merely tolerable.”

    The result?

    “[He] seemed to live in a state of perpetual infestation,” Frehley said of Simmons’s battle with lice.

    Simmons, whose mother, Flora, is a Hungarian Jew who survived the Nazi concentration camps, had his own probems with Frehley during the band’s heyday.

    In his autobiography, Simmons wrote that Frehley once got dressed up in a German Nazi SS uniform and knocked on Gene’s hotel room door and yelled at him in  a German accent.

    “Fact: Ace has been a drug addict and alcoholic for 35 years,” Simmons told The Post. “Fact: We love Ace and wish him all the best.”

    (The above photo on the left features me and my brother in-law, Jeff, with two original KISS members, Simmons and Paul Stanley, along with two replacements for Ace (Tommy Thayer) and Peter Criss (Eric Singer.)



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.