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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame controversy continues

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It seems the Kiss controversy is still alive and well – at least as far as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame goes.

First, even though Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer will attend the ceremony, the two will not be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with current Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

Original Kiss members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley will be inducted and the two will also attend the ceremony.

Stanley and Simmons aren’t on board with the decision that only the four original band members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

‘The idea of no one being even a candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame other than the four original guys is hogwash,’ Stanley told Rolling Stone (via

Unfortunately for the fans, the band will not perform at the ceremony. In fact, Simmons and Stanley asked Criss and Frehley to join the current Kiss members to perform onstage. But Criss and Frehley didn’t go for the offer.

‘I won't be disrespected. How can you put me in the Hall of Fame and then tell me to go sit over there in the corner while another guy puts on my makeup and plays? That's an injustice. To the fans, too,’ Peter Criss told Rolling Stone.

It’s too bad everyone can’t get along and play nice – for the sake of those very fans.

Speaking of fans, Detroiters can see the current Kiss lineup this summer. Kiss hits the DTE Energy Theater in Clarkson, Michigan on Saturday August 23. For tickets, visit the Ticketmaster website here.

For more information on Kiss, visit the band’s official website.

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