News

KISS Hall of Fame show won’t include original members

KISS Hall of Fame show won’t include original members

KISS ROCKS: From left: bassist Gene Simmins , guitarist Tommy Thayer and singer Paul Stanley of KISS perform on stage in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday June 12. Photo: Associated Press/Britta Pedersen

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has wrecked fans’ dreams of watching the original members of the group performing together when they are inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April, insisting a reunion “seems unlikely”.

The colorful rockers will join Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens and Nirvana, among others, in the museum’s class of 2014 and Stanley insists they will perform at the ceremony – but it won’t be an original line-up reunion.

The singer made his feelings clear after a fan asked him about the possibility of including Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in his and bassist Gene Simmons Hall of Fame plans.

Stanley initially wrote, “No way”, and then added, “Seems unlikely”.

And that paves the way for another Hall of Fame feud – because guitarist Frehley is keen to perform and replace current KISS star Tommy Thayer onstage.

Frehley has said, “You can’t have me and Tommy both in makeup… I don’t have a problem with Tommy and (current drummer) Eric (Singer) being there out of make-up if I’m in make-up, because they’re a big part of KISS today. (But) they had nothing to do with the beginning of KISS, or the designs or the costumes or the make-up… This is about the celebration of KISS and how it all began and started, and it should be honoring the four original members.”

Recent Headlines

in Music

Soundgarden fan sends death threats to Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs at Rock on the Range on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

An obsessed fan of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been arrested and charged with sending death threats to the rocker and his family.

in Music

Arcade Fire confused by fans’ love for free downloads

Win Butler and Reed Parry of Arcade Fire perform at the 2014 Big Day Out Festival.

Arcade Fire are baffled by the avalanche of online file-sharing because fans will regularly buy expensive coffee but expect to get records for free.

in Music

Lars Ulrich fuels AC/DC Glastonbury rumor

Lars Ulrich of Metallica poses for portraits at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Ulrich is promoting the film Metallica Through The Never, directed by Nimrod Antal.

Metallica star Lars Ulrich has fueled rumors rock veterans AC/DC will headline Britain's iconic Glastonbury festival next year.

in Music

Evanescence’s Amy Lee gives birth to baby boy

Amy Lee of American rock band Evanescence performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (Foto vom 02.10.11). "Jedes Mal, wenn wir ein Album machen, ist es ein grosser Meilenstein in meinem Leben", sagt die 29-jaehrige Frontfrau Amy Lee von Evanescence im dapd-Interview. "The Open Door" 2006 sei eine Art Abschied gewesen, "Evanescence" markiert nun einen Neuanfang. Die US-Rockband legt am kommenden Freitag (07.10.11) ihr drittes, selbstbetiteltes Album vor. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Felipe Dana/AP/dapd

Amy Lee introduces her first child to the world with her Instagram account.

in Weird

Social media asks: ‘Who is the women in black?’

Woman In Black

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.