The ramp up to KISS' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is getting uglier by the day. In a new Rolling Stone interview Gene Simmons opines that former members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss "no longer deserve to wear the paint."
"Just being there at the beginning is not enough . . . And if you blow it for yourself, it's your fault. You can't blame your band members. 'Oh, look what happened to me. Oh, poor me.' Look at my little violin. I have no sympathy."
The current members and former members butted heads over the cast of the HOF performance. Criss says that Paul Stanley and Simmons' offer to jam with new members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer was an insult:
"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."
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