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Statement from KISS on Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame; “We have decided not to play in any line-up.”

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Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Statement from KISS – “We have decided not to play in any line-up.”

 

To All Our Fans In Regards To The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

Out of respect, Ace and Peter’s recent statements demand a quick response to you, our fans.

Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of KISS and give credit to all members including long time 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 make-up and we believe the memory of those times would not be enhanced. Contrary to claims made through the media we have never refused to play with Ace and Peter.

We have spent 40 years dedicated to building KISS without quitting or wavering as the band has moved forward with huge tours and platinum albums through different important lineups for forty years, to this day.

KISS has always been a band unlike any other. That is why we started KISS. That is why we continue KISS. Being unlike other bands also means making choices and decisions unlike other bands.

This is understandably an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone.

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.

We are excited and are looking forward to seeing you all on the KISS 40th Anniversary worldwide tour.

Courtesy of KISSOnline

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  • ElectricGypsy

    Musicians typically wanna perform for an audience. It has always seemed weird to me that when you’re being honored for your career, that you’re expected to get up and put on a show, and not just any show, something noteworthy and/or unique. Nothing wrong with the idea, but nothing wrong with a band accepting the honor and not taking the stage. Have Alice Cooper or some other legendary rocker sing a few KISS tunes, that would be just as cool as having 6 or 7 guys on stage together representing KISS past and present trying to jam on a KISS tune.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jimmymartines Jim Martines

    Thats stupid. I was to see Ace and Peter there.

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