KISS Land First Rolling Stone Cover With Rock Hall Spat
A classic 1975 photo of the original KISS lineup leads fans to a cover story on the group, who hold nothing back about the animosity that will keep them from performing at the induction ceremony in their New York hometown on April 10.
Rolling Stone reports Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons offered to allow founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss to jam with KISS' current lineup, featuring guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, but the pair found that proposition deeply insulting.
"I won't be disrespected," Criss says. "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." more on this story