Image Courtesy of Live Nation EntertainmentBy all accounts, KISS gave a rocking performance during the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, but something about the band’s appearance has upset founding lead singer, Paul Stanley. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer posted a message on his Twitter account the day after the big event that reads, “Bluntly, We were screwed over & misled by the exec in charge of [the parade]. We ALL deserved better.”

KISS performed what appeared to be a lip-synched version of its classic song “Rock and Roll All Nite,” on a moving stage in front of Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York City. As the performance came to an end, several pyro explosions were set off from the back of the stage.

While Stanley didn’t explain what the specific issue was that bothered him, Billboard and other media outlets have speculated that it could have been that KISS wasn’t shown on camera until the song had almost reached its first chorus.

Meanwhile, KISS singer/bassist Gene Simmons discussed the band’s Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance with the New York Post‘s Page Six on Friday, and suggested that he toned down his performance by curbing his infamous tongue-wagging antics.

“I was proud to be a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” he said. “My tongue is God-given. As regards the parade, my intention was to be tongue in cheek. Mostly, I kept it in my cheek.”

A Macy’s rep responded to an ABC News Radio request for a comment about Stanley’s Twitter message with the following statement: “We are happy to have showcased the legendary rock band KISS in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The KISS appearance was one of the many great highlights of this year’s event.”

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