Ace Frehley Dubs Gene Simmons a ‘Sex Addict’ in New Book
In ‘No Regrets,’ a 288-page tell-all tome that hits shelves tomorrow, Frehley calls Simmons a “sex addict,” writing that the singer, bassist and shameless merchandiser would “f— almost anything. Short, tall; plump, svelte; attractive, merely tolerable.”
Frehley founded KISS alongside Simmons (now married to actress Shannon Tweed) and frontman Paul Stanley in 1972. He remained with the cartoonish hard-rock outfit for a decade, leaving in 1982 to pursue a solo career. The Spaceman then returned for a 1996 reunion before departing for a second time in 2002.
No stranger to addiction — the book details his battles with cocaine — Frehley speculates that Simmons’ unquenchable appetite for flesh had to do with his pre-fame sexual prowess, or lack thereof.
“You go from getting laid once or twice a year to getting laid a hundred times by a hundred different women,” Frehley writes. “We all have our issues and vices, and I saw Gene’s behavior affect him and the band sometimes in a negative way.”
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