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Original KISS not performing at Rock Hall Induction

Original KISS not performing at Rock Hall Induction

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This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony won't include a performance from KISS.  

Founding frontmen Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons deny claims that they've refused to perform at the event with former founders Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.  But now they're refusing to perform with anyone. 

They say in a website post that their "intention was to celebrate the entire history of KISS and give credit to all members."  But they say recent remarks from Frehley and Criss have prompted them to not perform at all "in any line-up."  They add that it's "understandably an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone."

On Friday Frehley told the "Eddie Trunk Rocks" show he'd just been informed that Stanley and Simmons were planning to perform at the Rock Hall event current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, not him and Criss. 

Criss also issued a statement saying he and Ace "have been denied a performance with Gene and Paul at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.  He also expresses his disappointment with the situation, along with his need to let the fans know because tickets for the event go on sale Monday. 

Only the original lineup is officially being inducted into the Rock Hall.  The Class of 2014 will be welcomed with an event in New York on April 10th. 

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