KISS: A Look Back at the Rock Hall Induction
It was a busy Friday for KISS, the day after their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The current line-up made an appearance on the Today show, followed by The Tonight Show, where they performed “King of the Night Time World” and filmed four more — “Deuce,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “Firehouse” and “Black Diamond” — for the show’s webpage.
Ace Frehley, who will release a new album in June, made the press rounds on his own. Speaking of the Hall of Fame ceremony, he said, “I was thrilled to be there, and it was a great event.” He said things were good between him, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. “We got along famously. It was like we had never been apart.”
Ace admits he didn’t hear all of the speeches. “I couldn’t hear anything. I can’t wait to [watch the broadcast] and hear the speeches. Where I was standing, the PA’s in front of me, there were no monitors, so I don’t know what any of them said. I’ve been getting bits and pieces. I heard Gene said something really sweet about me.”
Peter Criss, who dropped and broke his Rock Hall trophy, says, “To the fans… Thank you for all your love and dedication KISS Army. My award is dedicated to you, the fans. Thank you for giving me my legacy. I love you.”