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KISS Finally Makes Rock-N-Roll Hall Of Fame

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 6:19 AM


Band Eligible For 15 Years

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The people have spoken! Rock legends KISS have finally been recognized for their contributions and will be officially inducted into the Rock-N-Roll Hall Fame on April 10th, 2014 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Guitarist, vocalist and founding member Paul Stanley had this to say:

"The spirit of rock and roll for me has always meant following the paths I choose regardless of what my critics or my peers think. For 40 years KISS has built an army that apologizes to no one and I'm honored to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame knowing we have remained true to ourselves and our fans."

Bassist and fellow founding member Gene Simmons added:

"To the KISS Army, Ace, Peter, Eric Carr, Vinnie, Mark, Bruce, Tommy and Eric Singer, Bill Aucoin, Doc McGhee and to my partner of 40 years, the ever youthful Paul Stanley...and all the members of the KISS Family. This honor is for you. 40 years of Rockin' and still going strong."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year's inductees, which include NIRVANA, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt as the class of 2014. The E STREET BAND will be given the Award for Musical Excellence and BEATLES manager Brian Epstein and original ROLLING STONES manager Andrew Loog Oldham will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.

KISS has been eligible for the last 15 years, but didn't get the nod until now, due in large part to the public having the ability to vote for potential nominees.

Word is that there will be a mini-reunion of KISS... four songs with Ace, Gene, Peter and Paul. However, Gene has stated recently that he would not perfom with Ace and Peter if inducted. So what happens next? Stay tuned......


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