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Kiss Army revolts over St. Pete Times Forum's Ace Frehley/Tommy Thayer banner mixup

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Admit it: When it comes to Kiss, most of you never bothered to consider who's who behind the makeup, right? 

Well, the St. Pete Times Forum sure didn't. And it's got the entire Kiss Army up in arms.

Here's what happened: The Tampa Bay Lightning, as part of this season's outdoor concert series, signed former Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley to perform March 11 after the Ottawa Senators game. To promote the show, the marketing team hung banners of Frehley around the St. Pete Times Forum. What they didn't realize was that the person on the banner wasn't Frehley but Tommy Thayer, his Kiss replacement.

Reaction was swift around the Internet. "Ace deserves more respect then that," wrote a fan on blabbermouth.net. Said another: "(Ace) should sue the Tampa Bay Lightning and NHL for defamation of character."

For the full details on the controversy, click here for Susan Thurston's story.

Photo: Susan Thurston, tbt*

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 11:50am]

    

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