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Seven KISS stars invited to Hall of Fame gala

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Apr 01, 2014 | 12:36pm EDT

Seven of the surviving members of rock group Kiss will reunite at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - if only to sit at the same table. Band founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley pulled out of a performance at the induction ceremony this month (Apr14) after learning that their current bandmates Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer would not be honoured by Hall of Fame officials, who simply wanted to salute the group's original line-up. Now Simmons tells Rolling Stone magazine that he and Stanley have invited Singer and Thayer to sit at their table during the ceremony on 10 April (14), along with guitarist Bruce Kulick, who played in Kiss from 1984 to 1996. Kulick tells the magazine that guitarist Vinnie Vincent will not be joining the Hall of Fame party, insisting the rocker is hard to track down: "He's kind of the Howard Hughes of KISS." Kulick, Thayer and Singer will join original KISS bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss at the ceremony in New York.

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