Ace Frehley & Peter Criss are “not allowed” to perform during the band’s induction ceremony
KISS fans who were hoping to see the original members perform during the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April will be disappointed.
Former original lead guitarist Ace Frehley told Eddie Trunk during his New York Q104.3 radio show Friday night that he and original drummer Peter Criss are “not allowed” to perform with the legendary band during the ceremony. He states that the Hall of Fame wanted the original members to perform, but Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley refused the request. Hear the entire interview below.
Trunk writes on his Facebook page, “Ace Frehley just confirmed exclusively on my radio show he and Peter are not being allowed to perform with Kiss at the R&R Hall by Gene and Paul. KISS wants to perform with current lineup. No original KISS reunion at HOF planned or being allowed at this time.”
Trunk also tweeted about the news after his show.
A lot of KISS fans are really upset over the matter and have taken to social media to express their frustration.
Not all members of KISS are being inducted. HoF producer Joe Gallen told Trunk that they are “only inducting the original four” members. Either way, Kiss will be joined by Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens as 2014 Rock Hall inductees. The 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place Thursday, April 10th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The band is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album released in February 1974 by releasing ten catalog titles on vinyl on March.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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