As many rock fans will tell you, the induction of KISS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a long time coming. So it was fitting that a long time fan -- Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello -- had the honor of inducting KISS into the Rock Hall during tonight's ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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KISS' Paul Stanley has stirred up a hornets nest with his upcoming memoir, 'Face the Music: A Life Exposed.' One of the passages that has made headlines recently is where he makes accusations of anti-Semitic behavior by the band's former members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Stanley and fellow Kiss member Gene Simmons are Jewish.
While KISS will not be performing at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, at least one of the members will be strapping on their instrument to play at the ceremony. Guitarist Ace Frehley has confirmed he will be part of the ceremony's annual all-star jam that typically concludes the festivities.
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."
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.
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.
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.