Paul Stanley let it be known load and clear that the chances of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss returning as permanent members of Kiss is an impossibility.
While chatting on SiriusXM's Jim & Sam Show, Paul Stanley laid out why the third time with Frehley and Criss would absolutely not prove to be “the charm”: “You may want mom and dad to be back together — but it didn't work out. We had amazing moments and amazing times, and we did some phenomenal things together, which tie me to them forever. But that's not the fairytale; it doesn't end there. It's great to look back on, but you go back and it's not the same anymore. And you quickly realize — as we did — why it didn't work out the first time. That's why it didn't work out the second time.”