Kiss’ Stanley, Simmons Talk Rock Hall Induction
And can you believe this, he’s being cagey about which members of Kiss will take the stage when the band’s inducted in Brooklyn this spring.
Yes, Kiss will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Nirvana, Peter Gabriel and others.
While Kiss fans are expecting some sort of grand reunion, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons say not so fast, fuckers.
Says Simmons to Rolling Stone: “Kiss is Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. It’s like, if you introduced me to your wife and I go, ‘Wait, where are all the other wives?’ It’s like, ‘Yeah, I was married to them and now I’m here.'”
Meaning, he doesn’t want past members up there getting their due. Unless they’re Peter Criss and Ace Frehley.
“They were equally important in the formation of the band. When you have kids with your first wife, you give kudos. The fact you got remarried doesn’t delete or minimize the important. Hey, ‘You have gave birth to this thing, Kiss, with Ace, Peter, Paul and Gene.'”
But the Pulse Of Radio, a reliable news source for Blabbermouth, just spoke with Stanley about who we could expect to see on stage this April 10.
“It’s way too early to get into that,” he said. “Y’know, today is really, for us, a day to celebrate everything Kiss has been and is. There’s no getting around, or nobody would want to get around, the fact that Peter, Ace, Gene, and I, built a foundation, which has stood the test of time and allowed us to build a monument for 40 years. So today is a day I wholeheartedly embrace and, y’know, acknowledge Peter and Ace — and likewise, a lot of people who have been in the band and also standing by the band — and that includes the fans.”
Since getting the Rock Hall news, “I’ve only spoken to Gene and that will get remedied and rectified today,” says Stanley. “’Cause this is a day to celebrate and a day where I want to make sure that everybody who’s due a congratulations and a little time remembering what we’ve done and what we’re doing, will be contacted.”