Sunday, February 23, 2014

KISS on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

KISS' induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is kind of going viral right now. Original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss (that has not been in the band for over 10 years) made statements that KISS would not perform with the original lineup at the award ceremony. The tone was very critical against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley who calling the shots nowadays. 
Gene And Paul then made a statement that because the rock hall refuses to induct all members of the band (past and present) there will be no concert with any line-up, since Gene and Paul insist that all members be inducted. This has happened on multiple occasions before, non-original members inducted, so I don't understand why the hall is refusing this time...

But, the way I interpret this, is that if the hall were to recognize and induct ALL members, they would not refuse to play with Ace and Peter?! So really, it's the hall that's being kind of dicks? Why not make a compromise; induct all members and have the originals do a couple of songs without makeup! That way you give Gene+Paul what they want (all members inducted), you give Ace+Peter what they want (media exposure), the hall gets what they want (tickets sold) and the fans what they want (originals reunited on stage).

But I guess it's politics and the hall certainly seems to have an ego almost as big as Gene Simmons'...

From the official press-conference where the reunion tour in 1996 was revealed.

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