Gene-Simmons400 KISS’ singing bassist Gene Simmons says that although the band have reunited with former members Ace Frehley (guitar) and Peter Criss (drums) in the past, that fans should not expect that to happen in the future.

Speaking with The Tampa Tribute, Simmons was asked if the band would ever consider reuniting if their two estranged members “cleaned up their act.” The bassist stated, “Not a chance. We’ve already danced that dance three different times. No way will we reunite. It wouldn’t be fair to [current members] Tommy [Thayer] and Eric [Singer]. It wouldn’t be right.”

Simmons also addressed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with Criss and Frehley, adding, “We only did the induction with Ace and Peter because the fans wanted it. But it was a slap in the fact that they didn’t acknowledge Tommy Thayer and Eric. They’ve been in the band longer than Ace and Peter. If the Grateful Dead can have 10 members in and out of the band and a lyricist who was never in the band in the Hall, how can you explain that?”

KISS are currently on tour with Def Leppard.

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  • chepe pedos on

    move on people, KISS was a great rock n roll band and my favorites but, i dont even care anymore, saw them three times and that was enough….i dont even care about there new album or tour… same old set list and paul lost his voice, move on….

  • James Wallace Jr on

    For the short time Ace and Peter were in KISS (8 to 9 years respectfully) the band was literally on Mount Olympus. They sold more records and established something that no other band had accomplished. As for the current replacements, the services of Eric and Tommy have been completely as stand ins. KISS, unfortunately, is not the same band that set that 70’s blazing trail. Time served doesn’t articulate success and overall impact. Records sales alone (Sonic Boom & Monster) have sold less than a million copies –combined. KISS continues to rehash the same stage show, without any NEW and original creativity. In order to sell out shows, they have to united with other fledgling rock icons (Def Leppard, Motley Cure, Aerosmith). If anything, Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick should’ve been included because KISS was still relevant in the 80’s with great hits like Heaven’s On Fire, Tears Are Falling, and Forever. And it wasn’t until the mid-90’s (as KISS was nearing closure) got a huge popularity boast with the re-union of Ace and Peter. Gene and Paul runs the KISS ship (as they have for forty years) and a re- reunion (again) is unnecessary. KISS will go out with a blaze of glory. At least until their replacements.

  • Lee on

    Kiss, kicking ass in ’14, running at top speed. Selling out all over. Thayer and Singer are on fire.

    • Eddie on

      Don’t ever let reality get in the way of blind worship..

    • Mike B on

      Or blind hatred? Not you Eddie, but some of the posts I have read are–overdoing it a little? But, if that’s how they feel then I support their right to say it.

    • Fudge man on

      I just watched the Charlotte concert and they sounded really bad.

  • Sean M on

    I still say the reunite one more time. Who cares what Gene says, Ace and Peter obviously don’t listen to him. When the ticket sales start to dwindle and they will at some point, then Ace and Peter will be back, well Ace for sure, not sure about Peter’s physical ability anymore. The Hall of Fame thing was a total disaster. Looking forward to Ace’s new album, I hope it is great!!!!

  • Lee on

    I saw them on gig two, it is the real deal Kiss as Paul & Gene wants it…go see them in ’14. Def Leppard is gonna be hurtin’ in Viv’ is out, he really kicks that band. Doc, Gene & Paul have lots of Kiss plans and Ace & Peter will be part of them.

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