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article imageKISS declines to play at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

By Marcus Hondro     Feb 25, 2014 in Entertainment
A squabble amongst band members is going to stop KISS from playing at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band can't agree on which members should take the stage so they've announced on their website that none of them will.
The band formed in 1972 and now original band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley play with Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. There is no agreement on how to include the other two original members who left years ago, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, in the induction ceremony. The band said on its website it is an "an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone" and so they will not play at all.
"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's website says.
"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."
KISS hits include “Rock And Roll All Nite” and “Detroit Rock City" and they've been awarded a record 28 gold records. The band is famous for smoking guitars, blood spitting, fire breathing and facial make-up. They stopped using make-up in the early 80s, not long after Frehley and Criss left (though they have, at times, gone back to make-up). There was a series of reunion tours with the original line-up in the mid-90s.
Others being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year in the April 10 ceremony in New York include Daryl Hall and John Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, The 'E' Street Band and Nirvana.
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