KISS frontman Paul Stanley doesn’t hold back in his new memoir, “Face the Music: A Life Exposed.”
In the book, out Tuesday, the rocker makes the bold accusation that two of the band’s original members, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, are anti-Semitic.
According to the New York Post, Stanley charges that Frehley and Criss clashed with him and Simmons, who are both Jewish.
“Ace and particularly Peter felt powerless and impotent when faced with the tireless focus, drive and ambition of me and Gene,” Stanley writes, according to The Post. “As a result, the two of them tried to sabotage the band — which, as they saw it, was unfairly manipulated by [us] money-grubbing Jews.”
He also claims that Frehley had a collection of Nazi memorabilia and that Criss used to make racist jokes about waiters at Chinese restaurants.
When further questioned about the statements by The Post, he stood by accusations made in his book, which is out on Tuesday.
“It’s based on years and years of interactions. It’s not pulled out of thin air,” he said.
When reached by TMZ for comment, drummer Criss denied the claims made in Stanley’s memoir, saying that he has always supported all religions and that his favorite aunt was Jewish.
Frehley has yet to respond to the claims in Stanley’s book.
The four original KISS members are set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame together on Thursday.