Is Gene Simmons Ready to Bury the Hatchet With Ace and Peter?
Earlier this week, the members of KISS found out that they're being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and it sounds like Gene Simmons may have had a change of heart when it comes to his former band mates.
In the past, KISS bassist Gene Simmons has had some not so nice words for former band mates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Gene did some name calling in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, but now he may have to eat his words thanks to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that was announced earlier this week.
Gene sounds like he has had a change of heart about all that stuff he said. Rolling Stone asked Gene if he would be open to performing with Ace and Peter at the ceremony in April and he reportedly said, "Sure. Why not?"
Ummm. Because it would be awkward?
Gene goes on to say that Ace and Peter were important for the formation of the band and compared it to being divorced with children. Just because you aren't together anymore doesn't diminish their importance. He added that there has never been any "bad blood" between them. He "loves them as people" but he "hates drugs and alcohol" and if you don't get on the stage sober, "it's an insult to the fans and the band members."
OK. That makes sense.
KISS joins Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt and others as the Class of 2014 in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony is to take place in April in New York and for the first time ever, fans can buy tickets for it. If you can't make it there, you can catch the broadcast on HBO in May.