Best Anti-Drama: Kiss' Founding Four Members Reunite Onstage
After months of brutal back and forth between the original members of Kiss, who couldn’t get it together for a reunion performance, fans thought something crazy might happen when they took the stage together for their induction. Maybe Paul Stanley would insist on calling current Kiss musicians Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer to the stage? Or Gene Simmons would spit blood all over Ace Frehley and Peter Criss? Instead, the original foursome handled their induction with sufficient class and grace that it turned to be both moving and slightly anticlimactic. Everyone hugged each other. Everyone thanked each other – even if Criss insisted on calling his old bandmates "Mr. Stanley and Mr. Simmons." Still, it was hard not to mourn the performance that could have been, especially one dude in the audience yelled, "Play a song!"