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KISS’ Paul Stanley: Ace Frehley + Peter Criss ‘Don’t Belong in the Band’

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The turmoil between past and current members of KISS has hit a new peak once again. Just days before the extended KISS family will reportedly share a table at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, guitarist / vocalist Paul Stanley has stated, among other things, that classic members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss "don't belong in the band. And they don't belong in a position to represent the band."

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KISS’ Paul Stanley Accuses Former Bandmates Ace Frehley + Peter Criss of Being Anti-Semitic

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The KISS drama continues as Paul Stanley's long-awaited autobiography, 'Face the Music: A Life Exposed,' which hits shelves on April 8, reportedly contains some serious accusations towards former KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. According to Stanley, he believes the two are anti-Semitic, drawing from "years and years of interactions" as proof.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO Talks KISS Drama, Keeps Potential Nirvana Performance Quiet

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With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony coming up on April 10, there has been a whirlwind of controversy and speculation. From the inner turmoil involving the current and former members of KISS, to a potential performance from surviving members of Nirvana, many questions were recently asked to Rock Hall CEO Joel Peresman.

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KISS’ Paul Stanley + Former Drummer Peter Criss Debate Who Wrote the Hit Single ‘Beth’

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Though KISS have cranked out their fair share of hard rocking anthems over the years, the band's 1976 ballad 'Beth' remains the highest charting song of their career. Drummer Peter Criss is often credited with the songwriting for the track, but he and Paul Stanley have different accounts as to how the track came about.

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KISS Seeking Fan Input on How to Celebrate ‘Epic’ 40th Anniversary

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It's a huge year for KISS, who are about to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But that's just the beginning, as the band is currently contemplating how to celebrate their 40th anniversary in music.

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Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello Chosen to Induct KISS Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello is not only an amazing guitar player, he's a pretty gifted speaker, and the guitar great has been chosen to induct KISS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Current and Classic KISS Members to Share Table at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

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Update (11:40am): Sources claim that Vinnie Vincent will, in fact, attend the Hall of Fame ceremony as well.

With the tremendous amount of drama surrounding the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of KISS, there are many questions being asked. One of these questions, however, has just been answered. According to a new report, the full current KISS lineup will attend the induction ceremony, as will founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, along with former guitarist Bruce Kulick.

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Steel Panther to Play Halftime Show of Opening L.A. KISS Football Game

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This is perfect! KISS, who have branded their own arena football team in Los Angeles, have invited fellow over-the-top rockers Steel Panther to serve as the halftime entertainment for L.A. KISS' first-ever home game.

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Former KISS Guitarist Ace Frehley Announces New Solo Album ‘Space Invader’

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It's a good year to be Ace Frehley! Not only is the legendary KISS guitarist about to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he also has his first solo album in five years about to hit shelves. Frehley has announced that his latest disc, 'Space Invader,' will be released June 24 via eOne Music.

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Corey Taylor on KISS’ Rock Hall Drama: ‘I Think It’s Petty and Ridiculous’

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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has found a way to balance the personalities in two different bands and definitely understands the drama that can come with being in a music group. But in a recent interview with Radio.com, the subject turned to KISS' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and the drama currently going on as the current and former members take public shots at each other while also deciding not to perform at the ceremony.

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