Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Only Wanted Original KISS Line-Up Reunion

artist: kiss date: 03/12/2014 category: general music news
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Only Wanted Original KISS Line-Up Reunion
Paul Stanley has been speaking to Billboard (via HenneMusic) about the frosty relationship between KISS and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As the frontman notes, the band turned down the opportunity to perform because the Rock Hall only wanted to see a reunion of the original line-up:

"They wanted the original four guys to play, in makeup. But, honestly, I don't want to roll the dice and possibly negatively impact on what I personally have been involved in building for 40 years.

"I have too much invested at this point. It really is a can of worms that I feel is better off left closed. So there's been a lot of issues, and perhaps the best way to deal with them is to celebrate the four original guys and go there and get our award and to look past the differences that will always be there."


Stanley noted that although he doesn't see eye to eye with the organization, he will still be there to accept his award "graciously and vigorously:"

"It doesn't change the big picture," he adds. "We have differences and we will continue to have differences. It doesn't change who I want to play with and who represents KISS. There are a lot of people who are great inspirations to me, and still are, who are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and for that reason and the fact that fans want us in there, I graciously and vigorously will be there to accept the award. We should salute and enjoy an evening that celebrates what the four of us started. But there's always a lot of cloak and dagger stuff and a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes."
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