KISS Cancel Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performance – What Do YOU Think of the Choice?
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:44:30
Kiss have nixed plans to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 10 in Brooklyn, New York. The band couldn't decide on its lineup and chose to scrap plans to play altogether.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley claimed that they could not make a choice between original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss or current members Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer taking the stage.
The band's statement on the matter is as follows:
"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. This is understandably an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone," they added. "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."
Despite this statement, Frehley and Criss made claims that Simmons and Stanley didn't want the original lineup to perform.
Okay, we have to ask this question to both diehard and casual Kiss fans, and fans of music and the Hall in general. What do you think of Kiss' decision to scrap performance plans altogether? Good? Bad? Ugly? Sound off in the comments below. We want to hear from you.
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