DRUMMER PETER CRISS SAYS THE FACT THAT [THE ORIGINAL KISS LINEUP] IS NOT PERFORMING AT THE ROCK HALL INDUCTION “IS HEARTBREAKING”
As previously reported, Original KISS drummer, Peter Criss will be special guest on this Saturday’s (March 22nd) episode of That Metal Show.
In the preview clip posted below, as transcribed by blabbermouth.net, Criss explains how he found out about KISS’ Rock Hall induction and he expressed how heartbroken he is that we won’t be performing at the event.
“I got a call from [KISS leaders] Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley], which I hadn’t got a call from them in many, many, many, many, many moons, including when I had my cancer,” Criss said. “And so, all of a sudden, I get a call and I’m being congratulated. ‘We’re gonna have fun.’ And I’m thinking… And I know, as I wrote in my book, there’s a lot of bad blood, and I just don’t trust [those guys] anymore. And I took it with a grain of salt and said, ‘Maybe.’ But then again, I had to go back and read the book myself and go, ‘What, are you crazy? Nothing’s changing. It doesn’t matter what goes on. Something’s gonna happen.’ And I said to [my wife], ‘It sounds too good to be true.'”
He continued: “The fact that we’re not perfoming is heartbreaking. I wanted to. I thought we were going to. I was all up for it. I was crazy enough to think, even if I had to get back in the ‘Cat’ outfit, I would have been proud to do it. Because, whether in or out of makeup, I’ll always be the ‘Catman.'”
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At first I thought what a holes Paul and Gene were. The more time I’ve had to think about it, I think it could have looked a little ridiculous with Ace and Peter in makeup again with them. I definitely did not want to see the current (fake) KISS. The bottom line is that how can KISS keep selling the fake KISS if everyone sees the REAL KISS again? The other thing I think is a real possibility is that Paul Stanley’s voice has dropped off so dramatically that he might not want to sing at the RRHOF and embarrass himself and KISS and the critics like Marsh can say “see – they are terrible!”