The 40-year-old group is unable to agree on which lineup should perform during the
The dispute concerns whether original members
In a message on its website, Kiss said it won't perform with any lineup, calling it "an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone."
"Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of Kiss and give credit to all members, including longtime present members
The band made no mention of former guitarists
"It is over 13 years since the original lineup has played together in makeup and we believe the memory of those times would not be enhanced," Kiss wrote on its site. "To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play in any line-up, and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the
The festering dispute was brought to a boil when Frehley called into the
"They just shot down any type of reunion with us," Frehley said during the broadcast. "It's very frustrating. It's what the fans wanted, it's what the
The band's statement said it has never refused to pay with Frehley and Criss.
Criss, who lives in
"This is disgraceful, and I feel bad for the fans who were looking forward to the four of us being inducted together," he said.
Criss did not indicate whether he would attend the induction; Frehley said he is unsure whether he'll be there.
Kiss began in 1973, and the original lineup played together until 1980. They reunited from 1996 to 2000, but the band has continued with replacement members wearing the Frehley and Criss makeup and costumes.
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