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Peter Criss

Peter Criss, Kiss' founding Catman, saying goodbye to stage

Goodbye Kitty: Peter Criss can finally come home.

No longer playing with the boys, the co-founder of the rock group Kiss and co-author of its hit single, "Beth," is retiring from the concert stage with a show to let him say goodbye on his own terms.

It's his way to purge the bad taste left in his mouth by a series of unhappy endings with Kiss, including the band's 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where quarreling over which lineup would perform at the ceremony ended up with Kiss not playing at all.

On Saturday, Criss will play what he says is his last U.S. concert at The Cutting Room, an intimate venue in Manhattan where he promises a...