Kiss will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday April 10. While fans of the band are happy, considering Kiss has been eligible since 1999, the band is not too thrilled as the hall stated only the original four members- Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss- will be inducted. This stipulation will leave out several members who have either died or left the band since it was formed in 1973, including current guitarist Tommy Thayer and current drummer Eric Singer.
“Yes, it’s going to be a great night, because we will pay respect to how the band started,” says guitarist Paul Stanley. “But our issues with the Rock Hall have not subsided.”
Paul Stanley continues, “Ace and Peter were important in the formation of the band. We said, ‘Let’s have everybody come out and play.’ They said no.”
The Hall of Fame has gone on the record saying that the induction of Kiss is due to their pivotal ’70s phase. This comes to a shock to followers of the band and followers of the Hall of Fame themselves as bands like Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Hall of Fame with the inclusion of past and present members of their respected bands.
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Source – The Detroit Free Press