KISS has revealed that they will not, in fact, perform live at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band had initially flirted with the idea of reuniting their original lineup for the event, but have now elected to give no performance at all.
The band released an official statement on their decision via the web and noted that they were only willing to perform live if past and current members would appear:
"Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of KISS and give credit to all members including present long time 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," they wrote.
"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. It is over 13 years since the original lineup has played together in make-up and we believe the memory of those times would not be enhanced. Contrary to claims made through the media we have never refused to play with Ace and Peter."
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