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No KISS At 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

diss'd not KISS'd

diss’d not KISS’d

Paul Stanley went off on the RnR Hall of Fame in attempts to expose it for the sham it is, but he is still going in to pick up the trophy ‘for the fans’.  Fair enough, but you can forget a performance from the band and the reason isn’t as noble as hate for the institution.

The problem is the band cannot come to terms with which line up should represent.  The problem of ego and time is eternal, just who gets to perform?  No one now.  I’m surprised it was even a consideration after Stanley s tirade.

Stanley stated, “Honestly, I have no plans at the moment to do anything, and that includes playing with Ace and Peter or anyone else. My plan at the moment is to go and accept the award. Anything else, we’ll see how it unfolds or unravels.”

Announcing the decision not to play on the band’s website on Sunday, Stanley and Simmons write: “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.

“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 & Roll Hall Of Fame.”

So who will perform?  Stay tuned official word should be forthcoming.

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