KISS On Why The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Is A “Sham”

Founding KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were extremely critical of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a recent interview with HLN. Has it become a sham?

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For a band that has earned 28 gold albums and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, you would think gaining entry into Rock and Roll’s most prestigious club would be a no-brainer, right?


Eligible since 1999, KISS has been nominated for the Hall of Fame just once (in 2009) and have not made it in yet.

In talking with Rolling Stone last week, frontman Gene Simmons said he’s thinking about buying the Hall of Fame and firing everyone who works there.

He added, “It’s become a joke.”

Call it a joke, call it a sham. There’s definitely something wrong with the nomination process, which Paul Stanley emphasized to HLN in an interview yesterday.

“Who are these people who do the voting?” Stanley said, “It’s obviously not the people, because when you look at some of the nominees you don’t even know who they are.”

Do they have a point?

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