All four original members of Kiss have been surprisingly mellow about getting together for next April’s Rock Hall Induction — but Ace Frehley says that he actually has one condition about performing. Ultimate Classic Rock reported that the Rock Hall producers are leaning on the original members — Frehley, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Gene Simmons — to perform in full costume. During a recent radio interview, Frehley joked about needing to lose weight and shave his goatee — but remained adamant that current guitarist Tommy Thayer, who performs using Frehley’s “Spaceman,” persona cannot be in costume that night.
Frehley explained: “You can’t have me and Tommy both in makeup. . . . I don’t have a problem with Tommy and (current drummer) Eric (Singer) being there out of makeup if I’m in makeup, because they’re a big part of Kiss today. (But) they had nothing to do with the beginning of Kiss, or the designs or the costumes or the makeup. . . this is about the celebration of Kiss and how it all began and started, and it should be honoring the four original members.”
- He went on to say: “If those guys wanna come up and do ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’ with the whole cast of the show, y’know, that would be a great thing. They deserve a little!”
- We asked Paul Stanley to give us some sort of hint as to what shape Kiss’s induction performance will look like come April 10th in Brooklyn: “What will happen at the Barclays Center? I couldn’t tell you. But, I will tell you, without hesitation, that it will be unapologetically and proudly Kiss.”