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KISS Will Not Perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fall Induction Ceremony

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and the boys pulled the plug on their show due to band member disputes.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: February 24th, 2014 in Culture » Music » News

This April, legendary rock band KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While the band was initially excited to perform at the ceremony, they announced on Sunday that plans have changed due to band member disputes.

KISS has been a band now for 40 years, with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley staying in it for the long haul. However, original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss have since been replaced by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, and the band couldn’t decide which members should play the induction performance.

On the band’s official website, a statement was released explaining their debacle, claiming that it’s “an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone.”

"Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of Kiss and give credit to all members, including longtime present members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr all who have made this band what it is, regardless of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's point of view," the band wrote on its web site. "

Although Kiss has moved forward far longer without them, Ace and Peter are at the very foundation of what we have built and this would all be impossible had they not been a part of it in the beginning. It is over 13 years since the original lineup has played together in makeup and we believe the memory of those times would not be enhanced. To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play in any line-up, and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame."

The Rock and Roll Hall induction ceremony will go on without them in New York City on April 10th.

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