How much uglier could it get between current and former members of KISS? The iconic act will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, choosing not to perform at the ceremony after various conflicts. However, Gene Simmons just launched perhaps the most insulting comment to date in the direction of classic members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.
It’s been a long time coming but rock royalty Kiss will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kiss will join the 2014 class of inductees that includes Nirvana, Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel and others, and since the announcement, questions have started to swirl regarding the status of former bandmates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley and how they will fit into the festivities, if at all.
The annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards has just announced some intriguing additions to the show's 2013 event. Danzig have been confirmed to perform at this year's Golden Gods, with former Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein set to join the band for a special guest appearance. Additionally, Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper will grace the awards show along with more of rock's biggest names.
While rock ‘n’ roll and political conservatism don’t exactly go hand in hand, Gene Simmons and big business are a match made in heaven. In a recent interview, the KISS demon gave former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney his personal endorsement for the upcoming presidential election, should Romney win the party nomination.
We recently reported that rock legends such as Duff McKagan, Sebastian Bach, Gene Simmons and many more are planning to embark on the Rock 'N' Roll Allstars tour in Central and South America. To get fans even more excited, a tentative setlist has been released (spoiler alert), featuring some of the most celebrated songs in rock history.