Trump rocker! Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley says ‘love him or hate him’ Americans should back their President
- Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley said all Americans should be ‘patriots’ and back Trump
- Former Kiss rocker said Americans support him or ‘go move to another country’
- Frehley also said entertainers should keep their political opinions to themselves
- Speaking to Juliet Huddy on the Juliet: Unexpected podcast when remarks made
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has called on all Americans to support Donald Trump or live in another country.
The rocker said that all Americans should be ‘patriots’ and back the office rather than the man.
The 67-year-old musician said he doesn’t believe music and politics should mix and that many in the entertainment business should keep their political opinions to themselves.
Frehley also said that anyone who dose not support Donald Trump should live in another country.
Guitarist Ace Frehley said that anyone who dose not support Donald Trump should live in another country
Kiss at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles in 1999. Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley (far left) called on all Americans to be ‘patriots’ and support President Donald Trump
The ex-Kiss lead guitarist said if any American who don’t support Trump shoild ‘go and live in another country’
He was being interviewed by Juliet Huddy on the Juliet: Unexpected podcast about his new solo album, Spaceman, when he made the controversial remarks.
Ace Frehley, whose real name is Paul, said: ‘Whether you love him or hate him, if you’re an American and you’re a patriot, you should get behind your president.
‘Being American, we have the right to free speech, and I’m all for everybody putting their two cents in on everything. But when musicians or actors get really verbal and jump on a bandwagon against our government, I don’t agree with that.’
The rocker, who was the New York band’s original lead guitarist before leaving the band in 1982, then returning in 1996 and 2002 for farewell tours, also said that anyone who doesn’t support Trump should go and live in another country.
‘He was elected. We live under the Constitution of the United States, and you’re supposed to support your president. Love him or hate him, you’re supposed to support him, or go move to another country.
Frehley said, ‘whether you love him or hate him [Trump], if you’re an American and you’re a patriot, you should get behind your president’
Ace Frehley performing at Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami in 1999. He was the band’s original lead guitarist before leaving in 1982, then returning for two tours in 1996 and 2002
‘I hate politics. I don’t like talking politics, and I don’t think politics and music mix.
‘I really frown on musicians who get up on a platform and start talking about the president or complain about.
‘I just don’t think it belongs. I’m an entertainer. There’s no reason to bring up politics. Let me play my guitar and write songs and entertain people. That’s my job.’
During the interview Frehley also talked about his original departure from KISS in 1982, saying that it was his addictions to drugs and alcohol that led to the end of the band.
He added that he put his band-mates ‘through hell’ with his actions during their hay-day.