Kiss will not perform during the band's April 10 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York City because they can't agree what members should take part.

That's easy -- the original four should play. Let everybody else play cowbell.

The argument is over whether original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss would join Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in a live performance (yes), or whether the current lineup of Stanley, Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer should play instead (no), according to the Associated Press.

On the band's website, they call 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 Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr all who have made this band what it is, regardless of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's point of view," the band wrote on the site. "Although Kiss has moved forward far longer without them, Ace and Peter are at the very foundation of what we have built and this would all be impossible had they not been a part of it in the beginning."

"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," the statement continued. "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 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame."

Of course this is impossible, but why don't you guys get over yourselves and just figure out how to play?

Frehley called into Eddie Trunk's syndicated radio show Friday night and said Simmons and Stanley rejected a reunion with the original four members for the induction.

"They just shot down any type of reunion with us," Frehley said. "It's very frustrating. It's what the fans wanted, it's what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wanted, and it's not gonna happen. You don't want to do something for the fans after 40 years of them supporting you?"

That's right. I don't keep buying all those Kiss dolls ... er, action figures ... to get no Kiss reunion.

The band's statement claims it hasn't refused to play with Frehley and Criss.

Criss, who lives in Wall Township, N.J., said he fans should know there would be no reunion before they bought tickets for the induction ceremony, which range from $120 to nearly $600.

"This is disgraceful, and I feel bad for the fans who were looking forward to the four of us being inducted together," he said.

This makes me so mad, I'm about to cancel my plans to be buried in a Kiss coffin.

Oh yes, they really do have those ...

Criss didn't indicate whether he would attend the induction. Frehley said he is unsure whether he'll show up.

Gosh, this is terrible. Thankfully, my other favorite childhood band, Van Halen, didn't have this sort of embarrassing situation when they were inducted.

Oh ... that's right.

The original line-up was together from 1973 to 1980, and reunited from 1996 to 2000. The band has since continued with Singer and Thayer wearing Criss and Frehley's makeup and costumes.

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