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.
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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."
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.
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.
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.