The Gang’s All Here! All Surviving KISS Members To Attend Rock Hall Ceremony


The group may not be performing, but KISS has confirmed that members past and present will be attending next week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn.

Gene Simmons has confirmed to Rolling Stone that he and Paul Stanley have invited current members Eric Signer and Tommy Thayer, as well as former guitarist Bruce Kulick, to join them at their table. Co-founders Ace Frehley and Peter Criss have confirmed their attendance, while sources say that Vinnie Vincent will be on hand as well.

There's been considerable rancor among KISS’ founding members and with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation recently over who from the band will actually be inducted (only the original four) and what a performance would look like, but Stanley tells us he hopes the actually evening will be pleasant for all:

"There's been a lot of issues, and perhaps the best way to deal with them is to celebrate the four original guys and to go get our award and to look past the differences that will always be there...We have differences and we will continue to have differences, but let's celebrate this moment. It doesn't change anything. It doesn't change the big picture. It doesn't change who I want to play with and who represents KISS. It really is a can of worms that I feel is better left closed."

The ceremony takes place on April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will be filmed by HBO for broadcast in May. Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Hall & Oates, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager-producer Andrew Loog Oldham will also be inducted.