Is Ace Frehley headed back to KISS next year?
Could be...at least according to syndicated TV/radio host Eddie Trunk.
The "That Metal Show" host says that he's been "hearing from so many people. They keep saying, 'They're going to ask him back, he's going to do one more tour with them in 2017."
Frehley himself has told Trunk he'd love to do it but has not yet been contacted by anyone from the KISS camp. Frehley has served two tenures in KISS, from 1973-1982 and 1996-2002; he's often been criticized by group founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for his past drug and alcohol use but is now 10 years sober.
Stanley guested on Frehley's latest album, Origins, Vol. 1, for a version of Free's "Fire and Water," but he told us earlier this year that he does not foresee Frehley returning to the band:
"I would say no. And it doesn't negate my appreciation of Ace. He's in a much better place than he ever was. He's clean and sober and clearheaded, which is terrific. He's an oddball, which is part of what makes him who he is, but he's focused and clearheaded and fun to be around. But that doesn't mean taking it any further but appreciating it for what it is."
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.