You thought Rush not being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was bad? Were you aware that KISS aren’t in either? Bassist and singer Gene Simmons diagnoses the problems of what’s wrong with the induction process.
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Eligible in 1999 and receiving their only nomination in 2010, there’s definitely a MAJOR problem with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame considering KISS isn’t in there yet.
It’s clearly a sore subject for the band, with Gene Simmons recently expressing his anger as the 2012 April 14th ceremony draws near.
He told Rolling Stone:
“It’s become a joke. We’ve been thinking about it and the answer is simply, ‘We’ll just buy it and fire everybody.’”
That might not be a bad idea (they could probably afford it too).
The process has been criticized in the past for overlooking entire genres of music, particularly progressive rock.
But I mean, come on. Besides maybe Aerosmith and a few others, was there a band more “rock and roll” in the 1970′s than KISS?
The Hall should be embarrassed.
Here’s Simmons’ problems with the induction process:
“In all seriousness for the fans, for something to be called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is such an insult to Madonna, Blondie and Tone Loc. Who the f**k knows what other disco act is in there? It’s an insult to them because they don’t get to be in the ‘Dance Hall of Fame,’ because that’s what they do. They’re legitimate dance, disco artists. They don’t belong in rock and roll.”
Still not convinced?
After April 14, 2012, the Beastie Boys will be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. KISS won’t be.