Mouthy Gene Simmons told Rolling Stone (via Henne Music) that the band’s OG line-up (including Ace Frehley who just had a house fire) might reunite for the induction. The reunited band would also include Peter Criss.
“Sure, why not?” Simmons said, while saying that any previous statements that he wouldn’t play with them was only “for a tour.”
“But they were equally important in the formation of the band. When you have kids with your first wife, you give kudos. The fact you got remarried doesn’t delete or minimize the important. Hey, ‘You have gave birth to this thing, Kiss, with Ace, Peter, Paul and Gene,’” continued Simmons. “There’s never been bad blood. I love them as people. I just hate drugs and alcohol. I don’t care if you are Mötley [Crüe] or Springsteen. If you don’t have the balls to get on the stage straight, it’s an insult to the fans and the band members.”
And according to Simmons, the would plan on closing out with “Rock and Roll All Nite.” Because, like he says, “What other song ends the night?”
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles