As a KISS fan I tend to keep my ear to the ground when any of the guys do something I might be interested in. So when I heard that Ace was releasing an album of covers in April, I was somewhat intrigued. Though Ace has done multiple covers since his KISS days, there was one track in particular that caught most KISS fans attention – that track being “Fire And Water.” The song was originally recorded by Free… but that wasn’t the hook that lured KISS fans in. Paul Stanley singing lead on Ace’s cover of “Fire And Water” was all I needed to see.
(Sidenote: I’m not really interested in Gene Simmons spouting off stupid garbage, so I tend to ignore most of his recent headlines.)
This little collaboration is the first time Ace and Paul have done anything together on a studio album since KISS’ 1998 release “Psycho Circus.” So, it’s not a stretch to say this kinda thing doesn’t happen very often.