The perennial favorite musical pastime, complaining about who’s not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, almost always comes around to a few artists including Rush (who are now in), Deep Purple, the Monkees and KISS.
Paul Stanley has told the Huffington Post that he wouldn’t be that concerned about his band’s inclusion if it weren’t for the fans. He then goes on to point fingers at Hall head Jann Wenner over the snub.
“Well, it depends on who lives longer, us or Jann Wenner.”
“Look, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is marketing. You’ve got a bunch of faceless people in a back room who trademark a name that sounds very official. Well, if you had thought of it first, you would have been the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
“I am one of the biggest Laura Nyro fans. I still listen to that stuff incessantly. Laura Nyro does not belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriter Hall of Fame? Absolutely.”
“It’s absurd for anybody to look around and hear the acts and artists who cite us as an inspiration, and then tell me that we’re not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
“I would certainly accept on their [the fans] behalf because it seems to be a major sore spot for them, but I don’t need the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
The article also points out that Dave Marsh may be the real enemy as he made the statement “Kiss is not a great band, Kiss was never a great band, Kiss never will be a great band, and I have done my share to keep them off the ballot.”