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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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.
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.
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.
Ever since KISS were announced as 2014 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there has been a tremendous amount of controversy. From tension between classic band members, to quarrels with the Hall of Fame itself, KISS' induction has been a topic of discussion, in many cases, for all the wrong reasons. Adding to the tension is Rock Hall CEO Joel Peresman, who has explained why current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer aren't being inducted with the founding KISS members, saying they merely "took the persona of characters that were created by Ace and Peter .”