Kiss Cancels Performance At The Hall Of Fame Ceremony

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Legendary rockers Kiss cancelled their performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony after Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, the original band members, couldn’t agree on which line-up they should perform.

The cult rockers, who are about to be inducted into the Ohio music temple, aren’t actually celebrating, believing Kiss should have been bestowed the honor a long time ago.

Paul Stanley told Classic Rock magazine, “It (induction) was done begrudgingly and because it had become absolutely ludicrous that they were choosing to ignore us… Was it an honor to be nominated? No. It means a lot to the fans and I understand it because it’s validation for them. So, for that reason, I accept graciously and accept on their behalf, (but) my feelings and my ambivalence about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hasn’t changed any.”

Stanley additionally stated that there will be no performance onstage as long as the ceremony includes Peter Kriss and Ace Frehley. However, Frehley refuses to perform at the ceremony just as an add-on to the current line-up.

Stanley and Simmons announced their decision not to perform on Sunday, writing, “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.”

“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.”

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