kiss-return KISS have released a statement on their official website addressing the Rock Hall induction. Here is what it states:

“To All Our Fans In Regards To The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

Out of respect, Ace and Peter’s recent statements demand a quick response to you, our fans.

Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of KISS and give credit to all members including long time present members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr all who have made this band what it is, regardless of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s point of view.

Although KISS has moved forward far longer without them, Ace and Peter are at the very foundation of what we have built and this would all be impossible had they not been a part of it in the beginning.

It is over 13 years since the original lineup has played together in make-up and we believe the memory of those times would not be enhanced. Contrary to claims made through the media we have never refused to play with Ace and Peter.

We have spent 40 years dedicated to building KISS without quitting or wavering as the band has moved forward with huge tours and platinum albums through different important lineups for forty years, to this day.

KISS has always been a band unlike any other. That is why we started KISS. That is why we continue KISS. Being unlike other bands also means making choices and decisions unlike other bands.

This is understandably an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone.

To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play in any line-up and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

We are excited and are looking forward to seeing you all on the KISS 40th Anniversary worldwide tour.”


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  • Richard C Autorina on

    I have been a Proud Loyal Supportive Die Hard KISS fan since Alive 2 when I first discovered them through a neighbor. I have whole heatedly supported each line up and felt heart and betrayed by Peter when he first left and the same towards Ace after hearing on the news he was in a high speed chase from police and was caught and arrested hiding in a florist shop. Then he left. I was bitter against them both. Then the amazing Eric Carr came in and breathed new life into the band , giving KiSS back it’s heart beat. Vinnie was great, Then Mark St. John and then finally Gentleman Bruce Kullick Who gave Kiss the shredder that they needed. Great Albums and tours and new Notoriety for KISS was reborn! Then the tragic death of Eric Carr, The introduction of Eric Singer and the Revenge Album ! More great Kiss. Which by the way , no Peter and No Ace, they were playing bars . Where are they today again after blowing it again after the cash cow doomed from the start reunion tour… Playing bars and crying on Eddie a Trunks Shoulder. Ace and Peter were great in the beginning but that’s KISStory. Enough bad mouthing Gene and Paul it’s ridiculous and old. I stand strong and loyal and proud to be a kiss fanatic and KISS Monster reAffirms this for me. F@!k the Rock and Roll hall of Shame and putting down KISS and the current line up Who are still doing it. Don’t like it Then move on and stop shitting on KISS

  • frank gatto on

    this is total bullshit gene and Paul don’t want ace and peter playing at the hall of shame paul definitely said it on twitter that no reunion at the hall of shame what a total jerk gene and paul are if it weren’t for us “the fans ” you wouldn’t be up there playing gene would still be teaching and paul would still be driving a cab or something we should boycott kiss’s current lineup make them get jobs flipping burgers someplace take their money flow away so they come back down to reality if it weren’t for ace and peter joining kiss wicked Lester would’ve been a band “which sucked I might add ” ace and peter gave you guys the sound kiss is known for gene and paul need to stop living in the past about their substance abuse and such and do the right thing here its the fans that are your real bosses so you both need to listen to me clearly ‘IF PETER AND ACE ARENT ALLOWED TO PLAY AT THE HALL OF FAME YOU BOTH ARE FIRRRREDDD!!!!!!!

  • sumo on

    KISS sucked in the 70’s and they still suck now

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