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Gene Simmons reveals full story behind Hall of Fame performance snub
By SP_COP on March 13, 2014 | From new-magazine.co.uk
Gene Simmons reveals full story behind Hall of Fame performance snub KISS star Gene Simmons has revealed that he and PAUL STANLEY turned their backs on the chance to perform at the upcoming Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony after learning museum bosses only wanted to honour the original members of the group.

The bass player tells Entertainment Weekly Radio that he and Stanley spoke to former bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss after learning they had been inducted at last, and the foursome had agreed that they would all accept the honour, but the current KISS line-up, featuring Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, would perform at the Barclays Center ceremony in New York on 10 April (14).

But then Hall of Fame officials made it clear they only wanted the original line-up onstage.

Simmons says, "Paul and I got on the phone and called Ace and Peter: 'Hey, congratulations. It was an honour to stand alongside you then and we'll be proud to stand alongside of you at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to accept the award'. And they were gracious and happy... and we went off our separate ways (sic).

"And then we found out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will only be honouring the original line-up, with Ace, Peter, Paul and myself, and we said, 'Oh, OK then, we won't be playing there. We'll just accept the award. Thank you very much'. And they go, 'What are you talking about?' and I said, 'Well, you have a group like the Eagles, who continue to be our contemporaries... and every member that has even been in the Eagles has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but you're only gonna honour the first line-up that was together for seven years? We've been around 40 years!'...
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