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i see kiss going on forever, they will replace them all and kiss will be around in 200 years lmao.

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i see kiss going on forever, they will replace them all and kiss will be around in 200 years lmao.

That plan has been discussed. Gene & Paul do understand in order for it to work the members of the "next generations" of Kiss will need to be as equally charismatic and determined as the original lineup.

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Although it's a shame, I can understand Simmons/Stanley's decision not to play at the induction ceremony for the rock and roll hall of fame.

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This is news to me. What has happened, luvlz2, to make them decide not to play at the ceremony?

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What a joke! As Mrs. Walter said, Gene's probably pissed because he couldn't make a profit from it!

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What a joke! As Mrs. Walter said, Gene's probably pissed because he couldn't make a profit from it!

Gene's position on Peter & Ace has been how many chances should you get in one lifetime for a once in a lifetime opportunity? As far as Gene's concerned they've each had no less than three chances to be a part of Kiss and it's fallen apart each time. Aside from that, I think Gene realizes

a reunion performance will detract from the current lineup which at the end of the day is the lineup they want/need the public to identify with as much as possible in the event they want to continue touring. Finally, Gene doesn't need Peter & Ace bad-mouthing him in the global press over

this. By saying "no performance by any of us" he takes most of their inflammatory ammunition away.

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I understand what you're saying SAJ - but to keep the public identifying with the current band (over the one that is being inducted, which is the original 4) is in fact a ploy to keep selling tickets and continue making a profit. So that explanation by Gene is exactly what I was referring to, it all comes down to money for Gene. One performance to honor the 4 members who are being inducted under the band name KISS is not gonna hurt their current line-up's ability to sell tickets. This is part of the reason they haven't been put in before now, people view them as a hyped up business that makes music - IMO.

I hope that Ace and Peter go on stage without the rest of them and rock out with whomever else is there to honor the bands going in this year.

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Good read, KB, thanks for posting that. I agree, SAJ, Paul has kept the band going without all of the bs Gene has brought forward. He is a class act for sure! Never knew about the anti-semitic stuff before now.

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It does seem like a huge accusation to make, but God knows Frehley has had issues since almost day one of the band. His actions during the interview with Tom Snyder should have got him booted from the band the next day. Stanley does not seem to be one to make idle accusations, so if he says it, it is a whole lot more believable.

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So I hear that KISS was very business like in accepting their HoF inductions last night and stayed with their statement of not playing together, as requested. Apparently they were the only band who didn't go over their allotment of time with their speeches and were cordial with one another. Congratulations on receiving their induction. It still is strange to me that a band whose image and stardom was really based as a live act, didn't even play live when they were FINALLY honored as one of the "greats".....

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I agree that the way they decide who is in and who isn't is a joke. But to many of the acts who have been inducted, it is an honor to be placed put in next to many of their idols, influences, and peers.

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I can't say enough good things about Paul Stanley. The guy came from nothing and his unwavering level of ambition is just awe inspiring.

I really hope I get a chance to meet him tomorrow (Wednesday) in Phoenix, I won tickets to a catered pre-concert party, Kiss are not scheduled to be at the pre-party, but they very well could pop up unannounced to the pre-party I am hoping! :smiley_pray:

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So I hear that KISS was very business like in accepting their HoF inductions last night and stayed with their statement of not playing together, as requested. Apparently they were the only band who didn't go over their allotment of time with their speeches and were cordial with one another. Congratulations on receiving their induction. It still is strange to me that a band whose image and stardom was really based as a live act, didn't even play live when they were FINALLY honored as one of the "greats".....

I finally got a chance to watch the HoF thing after a friend dropped off a dvd of the show. Most memorable part of the Kiss induction for me was Tom Morello's introduction. That was totally fun and energetic and awesome...and I don't even like Kiss. Yet, I had to feel for the fans that Kiss didn't even perform...how anti-climactic for those fans.

But then, Cat Stevens came on and rocked the house and I forgot all about Kiss.

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Kiss will play a nine show Las Vegas residency this fall a The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino beginning November 5.

According to USAToday.com, the "Kiss Rocks Vegas" dates are:

Nov. 5
Nov. 7
Nov. 8
Nov. 12
Nov. 14
Nov. 15
Nov. 19
Nov. 22
Nov. 23

Tickets for "Kiss Rocks Vegas" will start at $49.50 and go on sale Friday at AXS.com. Each performance will seat about 3,200.

"Whatever you're used to with Kiss, this will pump it up that much more," Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley tells USAToday.com. "If Kiss is on steroids, this is a double dose."

"Usually, going into a smaller venue means eliminating things," Stanley says. "The great thing about going into The Joint, it gives us the opportunity to add. Much in the same way as a Broadway show, when you have a permanent installation, you're not breaking down every night to travel. So we can do things we wouldn't normally do."

Kiss' stage show for the Las Vegas residency will include parts of the "spider stage" the band is using on its current summer co-headlining tour wih Def Leppard. "That being said, it's not going to be that show," Stanley says. "Here, we're in the enviable position of being able to do a Kiss show that we haven't been able to do. We will pack 10 pounds of gunpowder into a 5-pound bag."

"What happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas, not if we have anything to do with it. We intend to blow the roof off the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino," says Gene Simmons, founding member of Kiss.

Adds Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas: "Kiss Army, get ready! America's most iconic band is coming to America's most exciting city. Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers Kiss are bringing their show to Las Vegas for their first-ever residency.

"For 40 years, Kiss has been putting on some of the most exciting shows in music and we finally got them where they should be -- Las Vegas -- at The Joint. We couldn't be more excited to see what they're gearing up for!"

The venue had been trying to book Kiss for over a year, hotel vice president Chas Smith said. "The activation will encompass the entire property for the month they're out here -- from the performances onstage to wrapping the hotel with Kiss stuff to having team members wearing Kiss shirts," Smith told USAToday.com.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/07/14/kiss-las-vegas-hard-rock-joint-residency/12596543/

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/its-official-kiss-to-rock-vegas-for-nine-show-residency-in-november/

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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Delivers Kiss' Legendary Battle Cry In New Jersey

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Sorry Walter the R&R HOF is a joke.

I agree it's a joke, it strikes me as being very "Americana"! Those who write songs about "Americana" get in...Bruce Springsteen never meant anything to me, neither did Bob Dylan and I think it's a joke how Bono from U2 is always pontificating about America this and America that. Kiss getting in from my point of view was really about the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame trying to quiet certain segments of the press who were reporting on the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in a negative light.

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Wasn't it a fan vote that got KISS in? Btw, wasn't rock n roll invented in America? Maybe April Wine and Def Leppard speak more to you, but Bob Dylan spoke to a generation and Sprinsteen spoke to an entire heavily populated region. To each his own...after all "it's only rock n roll, but I like it!".

KISS just drew about 20,000 recently in Tampa, Florida. Not bad after 40+ years of touring!

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