Why the Kiss-off? Simmons asks Rock Hall of Fame

Nov 22, 2008 Full story: CBC News 7

Members of Kiss pose for photos in Melbourne, Australia, in March 2008. From left: Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Gene Simmons.

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Since: May 08

Vallejo, CA

#1 Nov 23, 2008
From the HOF site...

"Criteria include the influence and significance of the artistsí contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."

By that measure, there's an awful lot of performers that should be included. Are there a limited number of slots for nominees?

As for KISS, regardless of what opinions we all might hold about their talent (or lack of), I think it can be argued that they were a major influence on the hard rock scene.

Since: Nov 08

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#2 Nov 23, 2008
NiftyWitch wrote:
From the HOF site...
"Criteria include the influence and significance of the artistsí contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."
By that measure, there's an awful lot of performers that should be included. Are there a limited number of slots for nominees?
As for KISS, regardless of what opinions we all might hold about their talent (or lack of), I think it can be argued that they were a major influence on the hard rock scene.
For some reason Gene Simmons reminds me of Krusty the Klown from the Simpsons.
SaltShaker

Wise, VA

#3 Feb 18, 2009
NiftyWitch wrote:
From the HOF site...
"Criteria include the influence and significance of the artistsí contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."
By that measure, there's an awful lot of performers that should be included. Are there a limited number of slots for nominees?
As for KISS, regardless of what opinions we all might hold about their talent (or lack of), I think it can be argued that they were a major influence on the hard rock scene.
It is appaling that neither Kiss nor Alice Cooper are in the Hall of Fame, but a band like the PRETENDERS are!! No way!!
Moo Dogg

Canterbury, UK

#4 Feb 19, 2009
SaltShaker wrote:
<quoted text>It is appaling that neither Kiss nor Alice Cooper are in the Hall of Fame, but a band like the PRETENDERS are!! No way!!
Exactly!! Chrissie Hynde is cool, but how many bands have Kiss and Alice Cooper influenced?- zillions! How many has she influenced -a hell of a lot less!
KILLER KISS FAN

Portland, OR

#5 Mar 12, 2009
Just one world, politics.
KILLER KISS FAN

Portland, OR

#6 Mar 12, 2009
Just one word, politics.
KILLER KISS FAN

Portland, OR

#7 Mar 14, 2009
KILLER KISS FAN wrote:
Just one word, politics.
Think every person that reads this will agree with me.

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