Kiss axe man Gene Simmons told MSN, "Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of Kiss and give credit to all members, including longtime present members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr all who have made this band what it is, regardless of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's point of view," the band wrote on its web site. "Although Kiss has moved forward far longer without them, Ace and Peter are at the very foundation of what we have built and this would all be impossible had they not been a part of it in the beginning."
The band currently made up of founding members Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley along with Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer have decided it would be too emotional to play. Former members Bruce Kulick, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss will attend as the 40 year old rock band is inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. Eric Carr will, I’m sure, be there in spirit.
The subject came to a boil on Friday night when Ace Frehley called into Eddie Trunk’s syndicated radio show to complain that Stanley and Simmons had turned him and Criss down as part of the show. The band has tried to get the original members together in the past with much of the old problems coming to a head.