Simmons hit headlines on Tuesday, January 29, after he gave an interview with Guitar World in which he said his former bandmate had been fired from the rock band three times for "drugs, alcohol, bad behaviour" and would happily have him briefly appear during KISS' "End of the Road" farewell tour but he couldn't be relied upon to last a full set and would never be welcomed back into the group.
Frehley responded by posting a scathing message on Facebook in which he made a host of allegations about the bassist, including claims Simmons once propositioned his wife.
"Today's comments have made me realize you're just an a*shole and a sex addict who's being sued by multiple Women, and you're just trying to sweep it all under the carpet!" he wrote. "The icing on the cake was when you groped my wife and propositioned her in Los Angeles at the Capitol Records building behind my back, when I was trying to help you out at one of your 'Vault Experiences' which I only found out about several weeks later...she was planning on pursuing a suit against you, but I told her to call it off!!!"
It is not clear which partner Frehley is referring to in his post. He is thought to be still legally married to his first wife Jeanette Trerotola, and has been engaged to Rachael Gordon since 2010.
In December (18) Simmons was sued for sexual battery for allegedly groping an employee at one of his restaurants in 2016. Earlier last year he settled another sexual assault lawsuit from an unnamed woman who accused him of making "several aggressive, unwanted sexual advances" toward her in 2017.
In his Facebook post, Frehley claimed he was never fired from KISS, but quit twice. He said Simmons and Paul Stanley had "tried to derail my solo career multiple times", and that their comments about his substance abuse problems have "cost me millions of dollars" even though he's been sober for 12 years.
He concluded, "Well now the gloves are off after your terrible comments today and I'm thinking that this really may be 'The End Of The Road Tour' for you guys!!!... Without a complete and heartfelt apology, an offer to give me my old job back, and removing Tommy (Thayer) from the Throne that I created... THE S**T WILL HIT THE FAN AND THEY'LL BE NO STOPPING IT-IT'S ON!!!"