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Kiss Rule Out Reunion Performance For Hall Of Fame

by VVN Music on January 7, 2014

in News

Kiss founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have eliminated the possibility of a reunion with Peter Criss and Ace Frehley for a performance for the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

It’s the latest game of “will they or won’t they?” in the world of rock, whether the four original KISS members will perform at their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Gene Simmons has ruled out any further reunions with original members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley but seemed to soften up after their induction was announced. Now, Paul Stanley, is not as enthusiastic about the prospect.

Stanley was asked on Twitter whether Peter and Ace would play with the group at the ceremony. He replied “seems unlikely.” He was later asked whether he would wear makeup with the ex-bandmates to which he said “no way.”

With those declarations, more questions started to come from the fans about the original lineup. When asked if he had bad feelings towards Criss and Frehley, Stanley said “None. Proud to be inducted with them” although it seems he feels times haven’t changed. Another person asked if he thought things were better since Peter and Ace became sober to which Paul said bluntly “no”.

Criss first left the band in 1980 after his personal problems affected his ability to play drums. Frehley left the band in 1982 after a disagreement on the direction of the group. The reunited at the Grammy Awards on February 28, 1996 and went on to tour and record new material. Criss left the second time in early 2001 in a contract dispute and Frehley in February of 2002.

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