Manager Partner to KISS: 'Stop Your Rock Hall Nonsense'

Virtuoso Chris Impellitteri also shares thoughts, adding, "Get your heads and egos out of your a-s!"

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As KISS have confirmed they won't be performing at the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, a portion of the public was quite stirred up, sending different messages to rock titans.

According to a Classic Rock report, the partner of late KISS manager Bill Aucoin shared his thoughts about the "nonsense," attempting to shame the group into acting like "larger-than-life rock stars you know you are."

In a separate Facebook post, guitar virtuoso Chris Impellitteri weighed in on the matter, adding, "Get your head and egos out of your a-s!" The axeman then personally addressed Gene Simmons, saying, "Gene you often say in your press releases that you are going to teach all of the new bands how the big boys do it on stage. So be a big boy and work out your issues with the other two original members and show the new bands how it is done honorably."

Drummer Peter Criss described the entire situation as "disgraceful," telling fans via official page: "It's disappointing to have to say to you, the fans, that as of today, Ace and I have been denied a performance with Gene and Paul for our Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. This is disgraceful, and I feel bad for the fans who were looking forward to the four of us being inducted together."

You can check out the band's full Hall of Fame statement here.

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    I've never been able to take these guys seriously, I could never get in to their music. Its like they watched Spinal Tap and thought it was a real documentary.
    Spot on. In a era dominated by Led Zep, Sabbath, Deep Purple, Priest, AC.DC, Maiden, etc, I'll never understand how these guys even got a look in, let alone became so huge.
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: the only reason people cared about this band is their stupid outfits.
    KISS was big in Japan solely because of their makeup it drew the Japanese back to the old Kabuki theater days.
    I feel the same way. I don't understand what makes them so popular, but at the same time, a few of my favorite musicians, like Alex Skolnick and Tom Morello, were influenced by them. To me, they're music is just too cheesy and bland to be enjoyable, and I also don't like how they've said from the beginning that it was never about the music, only about getting money and women.
    "also don't like how they've said from the beginning that it was never about the music, only about getting money and women" There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with that. Hell Smashing Pumpkins are also the same and they have a good following as well.
    Why do people hate Nickelback and love KISS? Nickelback has a similar strategy but relies less on gimmicks. One is hated while the other is seen as a "true" rock and roll band. I don't find KISS to have any more credibility than your average run of the mill boy band. Repetitive, cliche, and phony. I respect that many of my favorite artists cite them as influence, but I still can't take them seriously. For me I get it that they were inspirational to kids. The same way rap metal bands like Papa Roach, Linkin Park, and (I'm sorry for this) Limp Bizkit were inspirational when I was 12 years old.
    KISS are one of the key bands in the glam rock/metal scenes foundation, and cast a wide net influence-wise.
    I feel like they've influenced so many modern musicians/acts because of their performances and theatrics, not for their musicianship. Don't get me wrong, Ace Frehly is no slouch on guitar but I can't help but see KISS as little less than an influence on bands' 'acting' on stage.
    For me Kiss has some good stuff, but ive seen both kiss and mini kiss in the past few years, and to me mini kiss was insanely better than watching the actual band.
    To be honest, I have never really liked Kiss nor been interested in listening to them. I always thought of them as a parody act of what glam and rock bands were like back in the 70's. Maybe it is because I was born in the mid 80's and all I can remember of ever hearing of them was petty feuds, silly statements, news about a memeber talking shite about another, then another member releasing a series of Kiss coffins and other stupid paraphernalia ... I don't know. How can you take them seriously?
    Seems like a bit of a kick in the teeth for the fans who've petitioned for years to get the into the HoF. I know its a bit of a Mickey Mouse club, but it clearly means something to the fans that KISS are finally getting inducted.
    For one night just put your differences and your pride aside and give the fans something memorable. Its only for a few hours...
    Agreed. Jason Newsted was there at Metallica's induction, despite the bad blood that we all know was there.
    I love KISS' music, but Gene I can't take seriously. He's like the rock male version of one of those real housewives reality shows.
    KISS getting inducted while Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Yes going without even nominations still is the REAL disgrace here. These guys DO deserve the hall of fame though, because like them it's a complete joke and an unnecessary side-show.
    Man Gene and Paul are total d***heads. They act just like Ozzy does when it comes to old band members and screwing them over. F**k KiSS.
    Gene was actually fine with playing with Ace and Peter. Paul's the one who seems to be preventing this from happening.
    Can anyone tell me exactly which band members are supposed to be getting inducted?
    Oh please, Peter wants to perform for purely selfish reasons, it's not for the fans, he just wants attention. He does nothing but complain about every single thing Kiss does instead of moving forward with his career like Ace did. Good on Gene and Paul for not playing.
    Gene and Paul wanted to play with everyone. They wanted to include Ace and Peter as well as Singer and Thayer. They also thought about including Kulick and a whole segment devoted to Carr. People don't know shit about KISS and what they wanted. Everyone in this band has settled their differences and they are still all old friends, but the ROR HOF did not want to include the whole timeline history of KISS, just the original members when in reality the current lineup deserve just as much playing time. it would have been even better if Vincent was there as well.
    Vincent is a small part of what Kiss has done! Bruce Kulick was part of many of Kiss best albums and he should be included Tommy no so much he is just a replacement playing old songs not making new great ones like Bruce did.
    Hey Peter, only disgraceful is your performance behind drums since 1978.
    You all just dont understand Kiss, you're all way too young and probably listen to shit that nobody will remember 5 years from now!
    KISS Army called they said you membership fee's are due or they wont be mailing out the Paul Stanley Butt Plug...
    You clearly don't come here often. You'll find we all worship the classics. The point is, Gene and Paul are both the ends of a certain bell.
    UncleBluck kids know very little bout what you are speaking about and it is totally obvious by he comments. Most o you weren't even born yet when Kiss started out and you are projecting what you "believe" to be the truth since you were not there and are clueless...d by the way Kiss had nothing to do with Glam Rock and had you been around I the 70's you would know that.....
    Honestly KISS is garbage. Never liked them, the first time I heard KISS Alive is was like "...really? people got hyped over THIS?". I do however think they sounded better with the original lineup (oh how very cliché of me). Imagine if KISS came out now, they would not last...
    You are garbage!!! Kiss has sold over 100 million album! You cant do that if you are not GREAT!!!
    At this point, it would not surprise me in the least to find out a month before the show that Kiss will reunite. This whole thing seems like something Gene would do to boost the interest about their performance and garner higher ratings.
    I've seen in KISS in concert. They weren't bad. That being said, I've listened to a couple albums. It felt like I was a reading a script. Yeah, there was something going on, but it's clear there should be a show with it.
    This induction ceremony is not about Kiss.. it's all about what Nirvana is going to do... I could care less about Kiss.
    Nirvana sucks!!! They were the worst of the Seattle bands. Sound Garden, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam all way better then crappy Nirvana!!!