Original KISS drummer Peter Criss was interviewed on the October 23 edition of "The Opie & Anthony Show" on SiriusXM satellite radio about his newly released memoir, "Makeup To Breakup: My Life In And Out Of Kiss".
On how far into his tenure with KISS he realized there were going to be problems and ego clashes with a couple of the other members:
Peter: "Three, four years… five years. I could start feeling [guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons] wanting the power. The more we were going up the ladder of future and fame, the more it was kind of swaying to Mr. Simmons and Stanley. Ace [Frehley, guitar] and I were kind of not getting our musical [ideas] in.