Gene Simmons dashes KISS reunion hopes

Gene Simmons dashes KISS reunion hopes

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the band KISS arrive at The Carousel of Hope at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Beverly Hills. Photo: Associated Press/Jordan Strauss/Invision

Gene Simmons has dashed KISS fans’ hopes of an original line-up reunion following the group’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction in April, insisting there’s “not a chance” of a get together.

As Simmons and frontman Paul Stanley prepare for a residency in Las Vegas while touring with Def Leppard, devotees are hoping that Ace Frehley and Peter Kriss will join them onstage – but the bassist insists current bandmates Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer will never be replaced.

He tells The Tampa Tribune, “We’ve already danced that dance three different times. No way will we reunite. It wouldn’t be fair to Tommy and Eric. It wouldn’t be right.”

Simmons and Stanley refused to perform at the Hall of Fame gala after learning Thayer and Singer would not be honored alongside Frehley and Kriss.

The bass player adds, “We only did the induction with Ace and Peter because the fans wanted it. But it was a slap in the face that they didn’t acknowledge Tommy and Eric. They’ve been in the band longer than Ace and Peter.”

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