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Old 10-08-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Re: Met Ace Frehley Tonight.

AW MAN..that sux!! I was an Ace fan back in the day.....but that's f'ed up!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:46 PM   #3
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Well, Tonight I met Ace Frehley at the "Spooky Empire Convention" in Orlando FL. Like many Les Paul players, Ace played a big role in me picking up the guitar. I own a Ace epi model and was hoping to get the back plate signed along with my black guitar strap, and my case fro my Gibson LP Standard.

No big deal......$500 per guitar part!!!!!!! Needless to say I was very disapointed. Oh well
guess that tells ya how Ace is making his money these days, lame
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Re: Met Ace Frehley Tonight.

I was a huge Ace fan growing up... but charging $500 for a scribble is really lame. That's just rotten.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:35 PM   #5
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Ace has not been signing guitars for sometime now (without $).. Too many guys just do it to sell them.. Can't blame him..
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Re: Met Ace Frehley Tonight.

Gibson charges thousands of dollars for an icon to have played their signature guitar a few seconds and sign the headstock. How is Ace's taking someone's money any different?!
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:55 PM   #7
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All those years with Gene. He learned a thing or two.
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guess that tells ya how Ace is making his money these days, lame
He's also making his money by touring with Kiss still.....and hey man, if you could get $500 for signing your name one a piece of wood, tell me you wouldn't do the same? Id have every color sharpie around my neck. It takes me 2 days of work to make $500 bucks. If he can do it in 3 seconds, God bless him. He earned it.
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Re: Met Ace Frehley Tonight.

Total Bull****, charging a fan $500 to sign something.

I've never been an Ace fan... but now I'm whatever the polar opposite of a "fan" is.

What a washed up douchebag...

$500 per signature...
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come on dice, why the hell wouldnt he? Its the same thing as a ball player taking 150 million over 130. If someone is willing to pay, why wouldnt you take it? Life's expensive, better get it while you can....
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Total Bull****, charging a fan $500 to sign something.

I've never been an Ace fan... but now I'm whatever the polar opposite of a "fan" is.

What a washed up douchebag...

$500 per signature...
I second that! He already gets something like $45K every time Kiss walks on stage with Tommy(?) wearing his makeup! Not to mention royalties.

I don't agree with athletes charging crazy amounts for their autographs, either.
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come on dice, why the hell wouldnt he? Its the same thing as a ball player taking 150 million over 130. If someone is willing to pay, why wouldnt you take it? Life's expensive, better get it while you can....
No way.

A non-asshole rockstar will sit at a table after the concert and sign some autographs. Possibly, you need to buy a backstage pass or something... But actually charging $500 per signature is total B.S.

And... go figure. Google "Rockstar charging for autographs" and what do you get? Dongface Ace Frehley.


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We're not talking about an admittedly absurd employment contract for a pro athlete - we're talking about refusing to sign autographs for your fans despite your millions and millions that the fans have given you in album and ticket sales.


If a 12 year old kid lugs his guitar to a Kiss concert and says "Ace! Ace! Will you sign this for me!?!?!" and he says "Sure, give me $500...." Thats OK, right? He's not being a royal prick in that scenario?


I'll end my insightful post with some general derogatory statement about a washed up has-been wearing makeup and spandex and not giving a **** about his rather undeserved fan base...
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point well taken. Glad to see you havent changed any dice....










id still take the ****ing money!!!!!!
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point well taken. Glad to see you havent changed any dice....










id still take the ****ing money!!!!!!


I'd be charging chicks $5,000 to do me.

Not $500 to sign autographs for fans.

Bottom line... I just like to argue!

I suppose that his autograph would be "worth" $500 if I were a big fan - it is just the principle of the whole thing that gets to me...
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He's also making his money by touring with Kiss still.....and hey man, if you could get $500 for signing your name one a piece of wood, tell me you wouldn't do the same? Id have every color sharpie around my neck. It takes me 2 days of work to make $500 bucks. If he can do it in 3 seconds, God bless him. He earned it.
he hasn't been a member of Kiss for many years, but he does get payed when ever Kiss plays (without him)
actually not an impressive guitar player, but I liked being Ace for Halloween in 1977 though, any one want my autograph, I'll put the makeup on & do it for $10 a pop
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All those years with Gene. He learned a thing or two.
exactly

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I was a huge Ace fan growing up... but charging $500 for a scribble is really lame. That's just rotten.
Well, he was a member of KISS... sorry guys, but I ******* hate KISS. That's one band I could never stand.
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Re: Met Ace Frehley Tonight.

Ace 1975 was still hungry for success and played great, but Ace 2010 is a washed up douchebag, I was a fan of his from the mid 70's until the end of the Kiss Reunion tours, but Anomaly sucks, Ace stopped developing in 1978.
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If a 12 year old kid lugs his guitar to a Kiss concert and says "Ace! Ace! Will you sign this for me!?!?!" and he says "Sure, give me $500...." Thats OK, right? He's not being a royal prick in that scenario?
Well, to be fair to Ace (even though I'm not fan of his music and think asking $500 for an autograph is absurd) if he's going to an event specifically for the purpose of signing autographs for money, one shouldn't expect him to sign for free. This is really different from him seeing a random kid with his guitar and refusing to sign it.

I know a couple of people who have done the sign-autographs-for-money, and all of them would also sign autographs for free, but if you're seeing them at a convention that they came to for the purpose of signing autographs for money, what do you expect?

But $500 seems a little much. Perhaps it was less for signed pictures, I hope?
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he hasn't been a member of Kiss for many years, but he does get payed when ever Kiss plays (without him)
thanks for the info. I didnt know that. guess ill shut up now. Hey i can tell you guys whatever you wanna know about Jerry Garcia
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Re: Met Ace Frehley Tonight.

He can KI$$ my A$$.
I don't know much about the guy, but $500?? Thats ridiculous.
You could get damn near backstage passes for a little more... Oh well
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Jimmy page and Billy Gibbon's signed their limited edition guitars for free?!
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Re: Met Ace Frehley Tonight.

Back in 1974 my girlfriend (then) met them in North Carolina after a show. (she got me an advanced copy of "Dressed to Kill" signed by the all of them. It was Peter Criss's birthday) I still have it.

I remember her saying how they just wanted to go to bed (sleep) because they were so tired from the tour. This was when they were an opening act.

I got to see them with New York Dolls and Blue Oyster Cult... Cult was headlining around the same time in North Carolina.

Then, again in 1974, on Halloween night I was on stage with them at the Agora in Columbus, Ohio... The best Halloween night/show I have ever been to. They were the headliners then. Nobody wanted them to open, because they couldn't follow their show....!

Love 'em or hate 'em they were (are) a fun band. And a side note for all those who "hate" Kiss. My wife is one of "those" people. BUT when one of their songs would be playing on the radio I would ask her if she liked that song without telling her who it is. She always said yes, untill I told her who it was...

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Re: Met Ace Frehley Tonight.

That's a little steep, but he's probably broke.
I see retired Chicago sports legends at functions, and they charge.
No names but it's sad, they didn't get the coin that's being tossed about
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If i ever get asked to sign anything my plan is to put 'ebay resale value $0.99' under everything
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Thats really not right. I can see why he is charging people, but still... He is nothing without his fans.
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Didn't I read somewhere that Mick Taylor was offering people the chance to play or record with him for a small fee...?
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There is no doubt that the "ebay" sellers and those like them have ruined it for fans who would like an autograph to keep.

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was hoping to get the back plate signed along with my black guitar strap, and my case fro my Gibson LP Standard.
"Hi Ace, big fan. It's an honor to meet you. Could you sign this............and this..........and this........and possibly this?"

Reminds me of an episode of Punk'd when a big sports start was trying to eat lunch and they sent this kid in with a ton of crap and asked the guy if he would sign each one of them.
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