Ace Frehley: Musicians Shouldn’t Jump on Bandwagon Against Trump
KISS legend Ace Frehley hates politics, but he also believes Americans should get behind the President no matter what. In a new interview, the spaceman says music and politics don’t mix and musicians shouldn’t jump on bandwagons against the Trump administration.
Frehley’s solo career has been fruitful in the 2010s, with Space Invader peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard chart — the only time a KISS member’s solo album has entered the Top 10. Despite Frehley’s success, he’s still got his eye on being a part of KISS’ farewell tour, though it seems the band will be rolling on without the guitar legend.
As for Frehley’s comments on President Trump, he told the Juliet: Unexpected podcast, "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.”
Ace continued, “Let me say this about Trump. Whether you love him or hate him, if you're an American and you're a patriot, you should get behind your president. 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... 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."
Ace Frehley currently has a handful of January tour dates booked on America’s West Coast.
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