kiss-return According to, KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley says that it “seems unlikely” that the four original members of the band will perform together at next April’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.

Answering a question from a fan on Twitter about whether there are any plans yet on wearing makeup with former KISS members Ace Frehley (guitar) and Peter Criss (drums) at the Rock Hall induction, Stanley said: “No way.”

Stanley was also asked if he, bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, Frehley and Criss were going to perform together at the Rock Hall. “Seems unlikely,” he replied.

The Rock Hall producers are leaning on the original members to perform in full costume. During a recent radio interview, Frehley joked about needing to lose weight and shave his goatee for the performance — but remained adamant that current guitarist Tommy Thayer, who performs using Frehley’s “Spaceman,” persona cannot be in costume that night.

Read Eddie’s thoughts on this topic in the latest Trunk Report.

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  • Ziggy Grover on

    Comparing Gene’s statements to Paul’s statements, I feel like there are cracks regarding their relationship. Peter says that in his book, but I don’t know if it’s noticeable enough. I have a theory that Ace and Peter will definitely show up to the induction, Gene might, but Paul will not. That’s the “best case scenario” at this point.

    Your thoughts, everyone?

    • Ivan on

      RuPaul will be there. Are you kidding me …? If there are lights and cameras he/she will be front and center.

    • E Black on

      Ziggy, you may be on to something. I can totally see Paul not showing up or worse yet, making sure Gene doesn’t either. He can then put the blame on Ace & Peter or The Hall trying to dictate who should be there. I’ve read Paul has had a lot of personal issues and was in therapy for a good portion of his life. This would explain his hyper sensitive personality.

    • DR on

      Interesting point Ziggy. But Paul and Gene know what their doing. I think Paul is just stoking the flames and building the hype. Its what those two do as businessmen. If KISS perform, and its with Eric and Tommy instead of Ace and Peter, there will be a shit storm to end all shit storms. I can’t even imagine how the fans at the ceremony would react to that. Like many, including yourself, I’m a KISS fan since the 70’s. Ace was my favorite growing up. I don’t have a problem with what KISS is doing today – take it or leave it I say. But for an event such as this, it should be the original four only IMO. If Eric Carr were still alive, I would include him as well. But he would be the only one despite some other outstanding talent that was in the band (Vincent/Kulick). Lets just hope Paul is blowing smoke. If not, at least the posts on Eddie’s site will be outstanding the morning after!

  • joe on

    Paul shits always … very much like lawyers, they lie in court! the irony is he married one?

    • ss on

      Can’t make heads or tails of this post. Please enable grammar check or refer back to your Phonics workbook from the 5th grade on how to form complete sentences.

  • Todd on

    Listened to a little of eddies show tonight on the way home. All kiss talk. Let’s go Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter. It would be really cool if you can put all the bullshit aside. Don’t talk about it with everyone else. Get together with one another and do a great hall of fame show. Maybe bring a little credibility back to the hall. Show some major class and give the fans what they want. After, a reunion tour. One tour with all the original members would bring more attention and $ then 10 more tours with what theyhave now. After the tour. Do a 2 hour metal show. Let Eddie and gene hug. Gene needs to accept that Ed’s voice in rock and roll is here to stay. Acknowledge it. Everyone is happy. Kiss goes down as one of the greatest rock and roll stories of all time. Thanks. Todd

  • Frank on

    I think that they shouldn’t perform at all.
    stop trying to relive the fantasy people.. go listen to your favorite old kiss album and move on.
    they had a reunion tour, that was your opportunity to relive the glory days.
    I love kiss too
    but the best years are over. the farwell tour should have been the end.

  • Doug on

    I can’t believe Eddie thinks psucko circus is better than recent albums. Sonic boom is the best album since Asylum, but I guess he thinks I finally found my way to you trumps Say yeah. I wouldn’t mind seeing Ace back but not whiney ass half speed Peter . They got the right drummer NOW.

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