In a statement issued on the KISSONLINE.com website it was announced that KISS will not be performing at the induction ceremony on April 10th. The statement came as a direct response to Frehley’s call into Eddie Trunk’s syndicated radio show Friday night to say that Simmons and Stanley had rejected a reunion with the original four members for the induction. Below is the direct quote from the KISSONLINE website.
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME STATEMENT FROM KISS
Although this statement seems to have stirred up more disappointment with KISS Fans it no way dis-credits the Hall or the contributions of Frehley or Criss. It simply says the conversation is over and there is nothing more to discuss. The statement is direct and to the point in true Simmons style. Simmons and Stanley have built the empire and although they certainly did not do it alone they have been the foundation on which the KISS brand was built and they are certainly within their own right to decide how the brand will be represented. The business of music is not spiritual by any means and this statement is simply that…… the business of the business. I’m sure that this was among one of the hardest decisions that had to be made in KISSTORY and I’m certain it was not made lightly.