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Wednesday
Dec182013

Gene Simmons Is Open to Performing with Original KISS Lineup at 2014 Rock Hall Ceremony

Brian LoweAnother reunion of the original KISS lineup could be in the cards.  But instead of a full-makeup tour, it would be a one-off performance in Brooklyn, N.Y., as part of the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10.

Bassist Gene Simmons tells Rolling Stone that he's game for playing with former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and ex-drummer Peter Criss, saying "they were equally important in the formation of the band" along with guitarist Paul Stanley.  Speaking metaphorically, while also making vague reference to those who replaced Frehley and Criss, Simmons added, "When you have kids with your first wife, you give kudos.  The fact you got remarried doesn't delete or minimize the [importance].  Hey, 'You have gave birth to this thing, KISS, with Ace, Peter, Paul and Gene.'"

KISS will mark its 40th anniversary in January, yet Simmons has no desire to celebrate by hitting the road with Frehley and Criss in tow.

"I've been through it before," Simmons says.  "Look, not all marriages stay together."

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