For many years, KISS have dismissed the notion of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, insisting that the amount of records they’ve sold is far more important to their legacy.
Despite being eligible for induction in 1999, and snagging a lone nomination in 2010, the band have yet to make the final cut…something that clearly remains a sore spot for the group.
"It's become a joke," bassist Gene Simmons told Rolling Stone at last Wednesday's press conference announcing the band's summer tour with Motley Crue. "We've been thinking about it and the answer is simply, 'We'll just buy it and fire everybody.'"
Beneath the jokes, Gene explains some of his issues with the concept of the Rock Hall itself.
"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," Simmons says. "They're legitimate dance, disco artists. They don't belong in rock and roll."
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