On April 10th, KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Just don’t expect them to actually be there. According to Billboard, the members of the band that never found a toiletry they couldn’t slap their logo on are “unable to agree on which lineup should perform” at the ceremony.
The dispute concerns whether original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss would join Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in a live performance, or whether the current lineup of Stanley, Simmons, Eric Singer, and Tommy Thayer would play instead.
In a message on its website, Kiss said it won’t perform with any lineup, calling it “an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone.”
“Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of Kiss and give credit to all members, including longtime 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,” the band wrote on its web site. “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.” (Via)
In their place, fellow inductees Hall & Oates and Nirvana will team up to cover “Hotter Than Hell,” which everyone would rather hear anyway.