KISS Humble, Gracious At Rock Hall Induction


(Brooklyn, New York) -- KISS is finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the weeks leading up to the event, the group's four inducted members -- Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley -- have been waging battles in the media against the Rock Hall and each other. But Simmons said in his acceptance speech that the point of the evening was to say thanks and celebrate what they created together.
Stanley added that while it was a special night for KISS, it was particularly momentous for their fans, calling the group's induction "vindication." KISS' long-awaited induction is coming 15 years after the band was eligible for the honor. KISS was welcomed at the 29th annual Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in New York Thursday night. Other inductees included Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens. HBO willl air the ceremony as a special on May 31st.
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KISS' Paul Stanley says the band's Rock Hall induction has meaning.
KISS' Ace Frehley explains why he wasn't giving his prepared acceptance.
In inducting KISS' Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello shares how tough it was as a kid to be a KISS fan.
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