Why didn’t Kiss play in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? “Hypocrisy”

During an appearance on yesterday’s episode of SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show,” KISS frontman Paul Stanley expressed once more his discontent that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame did not include the current members of KISS Eric Singer (drums) and Tommy Thayer (guitar) along with the original lineup when the band was received at the institution in 2014.

“The hypocrisy is that we are not a band that they like”, Paul said. “They kept us out on purpose for 15 years. And other bands that they take in, they take in people’s mothers and songwriters and all those people. And it was really unfair to us.”.

Paul Stanley gives his opinion on the Hall of Fame

Asked by host Howard Stern why KISS didn’t perform at the Rock Hall entrance ceremony, Stanley said: “Because we had too much pride in this lineup, which is KISS, and it’s been KISS for 20 years. They’re not newcomers. This is the band. We will return to the stadiums in South America next month. We were there five months ago. We were in Japan. This is the band that has carried the flag and really taken it to another level. They were demanding, honestly, that we play with the two original guys, Peter [Criss] and Ace [Frehley], and right now, that would be demeaning to the band, and it would also confuse some people. Because if you saw people on stage who looked like KISS but sounded like KISS, maybe we should call ourselves PISS.”.

KISS bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons agreed.:”We’ve been around the world, for decades, with this current lineup. I have never seen a single banner or poster mentioning another formation.”

A few days after KISS entered the Rock Hall, Stanley struck out Rock and Roll Hall of Fame co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner of “characterless weasel”, stating that the guitarist/vocalist and the rest of the band were treated as “unwanted guests” at the entrance ceremony. (Via Blabbermouth)

Stanley ended his Hall of Fame speech by calling the evening a “claim” from the fans. He also referred to the Hall of Fame saying: “I think people go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and what they say is, ‘We want more.’ They deserve more. They want to be in on the induction. They want to be part of the nomination. of people. Elections. People pay for tickets. People buy records. People who nominate don’t. Let’s not forget that they are the people who make all of this possible. We only benefit from it.”

In March 2014, Just weeks before KISS’s induction into Rock Hall, Stanley told the Associated Press that he didn’t think the organization was being fair and that Rock Hall had altered its rules for other acts.

KISS tour

KISS took advantage of the appearance on “The Howard Stern Show” to announce the last concerts of his last tour: two consecutive shows at Madison Square Garden in New York at the end of 2023.

The last leg of KISS’ 19-date North American tour it will kick off in October in Texas and culminate with concerts at MSG on December 1 and 2. Tickets will be available starting Monday, March 6, with a KISS Army presale at 10am local time. There will be additional pre-sales throughout the week before the general sale which will begin on Friday, March 10 at 10am local time on livenation.com.

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Why didn’t Kiss play in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? “Hypocrisy”