Exclusive new late tonight. Ace Frehley called into my radio show live tonight and confirmed that he and Peter are being denied the opportunity to perform at the R&R Hall Of Fame ceremony by Gene and Paul, who will perform instead with the current band. Ace said (and the HOF confirmed to me directly) that the HOF wants the original band. However Gene and Paul to date have declined to allow this to happen. Ace said it was important he let the fans know exactly what was happening since tickets are about to go on sale to the public and he didn’t want fans to purchase them expecting a reunion performance even for a song or two. Ace said he is undecided if he will even attend in light of this decision. Even though the HOF would prefer the original band, they will not stand in the way of the current band playing if that is all Gene and Paul are willing to do. Assume anything is possible that something could change, but at this time there are no plans at all for Ace and Peter to play, or perhaps even be there depending what they decide. As I have said consistently when there was news to share I would let it come directly from a member, and tonight Ace let everyone know exactly what was going on. Said he was most upset for the fans who voted them in and were hoping to see a song or two, but also said it is now time to move on. He is working on a new album and said the stress was really killing him about the HOF and he needed to let fans know what was up before tickets went on sale. Peter will likely have a similar statement on his site tomorrow. I’ll continue to keep you posted as more info develops but that’s where things are at now. I’m sure the audio will be on YouTube of Ace’s call but you can hear the entire show next weekend as usual on all affiliate stations and online outlets as well. Sad day for long time Kiss fans but at least we know where things stand as of now. The producer/director for the HOF show Joel Gallen expressed an interest in coming on the air soon. As usual my door is open to any and all to discuss. More soon.

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  • Cali on

    So you can also hit ’em in the pocket book by not buying any more forthcoming books, autobiographies.

    I was going to by Paul’s until this. Now I won’t.

  • Cali on

    So hit ’em where it hurts. I was going to buy Paul’s autobiography, but not now.

  • Trevor Robert on

    Will phony Paul show up sans the rock wig? Bald Love child..ha!

  • Rich on

    Gene and Paul are a piece of CRAP. Just say it. They are money hungry, self righteous assholes. The only time you can believe a world either of them say is if they’re trying to sell you something. Then at least you know they’re trying to get your money upfront. As opposed to making believe how they are a band for the fans and that’s all they ever care about. They can talk all they want about how the band has moved on, etc etc. The FACT is that the band was playing ‘conventions’ back in 94/95 prior to the MTV unplugged sessions with Ace and Peter…..Go back and watch Gene’s face light up as Peter is signing Beth. Nodding that knowing nod of his that he’s about to cash in royally again. The other FACT is that the band wouldn’t have any career at all with Tommy and Eric if Ace and Peter didn’t agree to be screwed over by Gene and Paul for some reunion tours. They knew exactly what they were doing by making it a requirement that Ace and Peter sell back the rights to the makeup. Now they put imposters on stage and grab your money. I could care less about Tommy and Eric, maybe I’d even buy a record or see a who if they weren’t trying to impersonate Ace and Peter. Seeing Tommy mimic Ace, even acting like he is somewhat ‘wasted’ and stumbling….come on. Tommy only knows how to do this since he played Ace in a KISS tribute band.

    I already have my tickets to the show (joined the hall of fame for the members presale) because I couldn’t wait to see the guys once more on stage. Now I’ll be happy to boo their greedy asses as loud as I can.

  • Rich on

    And one other thing you can count on. If Gene can figure out how to make a buck on Ace and Peter showing up and playing with them. All four originals will play. He’ll film some behind the scenes footage, market some one of a kind DVD t-shirts, and memorabilia.

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