News

KISS won’t perform at Rock Hall induction

KISS won’t perform at Rock Hall induction

KISS The rockers won't perform at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Photo: Associated Press

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Looks like KISS won’t be taking part in the performance to mark their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.

At issue is which members of the 40-year-old group would get to take the stage at the jam that marks the induction ceremony.

The battle is over whether original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss would join Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley — or whether the current lineup of Simmons, Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer would play, instead.

In a message on its website, KISS says it won’t perform at all. It’s unclear who is unwilling to play with whom.

In its statement, the band said it has never refused to play with the two original members at the Rock Hall.

The news follows statements by Paul Stanley in which he said he was “unimpressed” by the induction plans.

Recent Headlines

in Music

This week’s top alternative tracks

blackkeys

LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

in Music

Jack White ‘proud’ of ‘Seven Nation Army’ crossover success

jackwhite

The former White Stripes rocker says the track's popularity at sporting events is a huge compliment.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Scaring’ with the ‘Stars’

11-overlay3

Halloween is alive and well on the set of the hit ABC show "Dancing With the Stars."

in Sports, Viral Videos

Nike hype video welcomes LeBron back to Cleveland

14-overlay4

The video huddles the whole city as "The King" returns home.

in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: Ice Cube teaches Elmo a new word

11-overlay2

There was a time when parents would have freaked out to hear their kids were learning words from Ice Cube.