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(Huffington Post)   Paul Stanley says KISS doesn't need to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because their fans already know they're the "best band in the universe"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 143
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2013-05-18 04:20:06 PM
KISS rocks.  Best live show you'll ever see.  More gold records than the Beatles.  Unlike many acts in the Hall, they actually sing and play instruments.  They focus on melody rather than musicianship, but isn't that a good thing?  As musicians, they're no slouches, either.  KISS unplugged proved in 1995 that without the makeup, explosions, and distortion, underneath there are good SONGS.  Bonus points for being entertaining and making money along the way.
 
2013-05-18 04:20:54 PM
Just remember:

KISS spelled backwards is SUCKS.
 
2013-05-18 04:22:40 PM

puddleonfire: The R&R HOF has NO CRED whatsoever.
Run DMC and Public Enemy?
COME ON.


You chose two of the most legendary and influential groups of the last 30 years to prove they have no cred? Old timer rock fans are kind of annoying.
 
2013-05-18 04:27:18 PM

Milo Minderbinder: CSB:

Sometime in the '70s, the neighbor kids decided to dress up as Kiss for Halloween. Being conscientious fans, they did a trial run in September in full get-up, and went door-to-door, polling the neighborhood on whether they "looked enough like Kiss."

My immigrant father, with zero knowledge of American culture, and even less patience for fools, answered the door with his shotgun and threatened to blow their heads off if they ever showed up on his property looking like idiots again.


That's not a cool story bro.  That's someone who needed to be thrown in jail bro.
 
2013-05-18 04:27:21 PM
STP not get into the Hall of Fame? They were one of the biggest music bands of their time, and so was KISS. It would be a joke if neither got in. I bet both bands still sell a lot of albums/songs even now.
 
2013-05-18 04:30:47 PM

puddleonfire: The R&R HOF has NO CRED whatsoever.
Run DMC and Public Enemy?
COME ON.


Who says Public Enemy can't rock?
 
2013-05-18 04:31:31 PM
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2013-05-18 04:33:47 PM

Pincy: Milo Minderbinder: CSB:

Sometime in the '70s, the neighbor kids decided to dress up as Kiss for Halloween. Being conscientious fans, they did a trial run in September in full get-up, and went door-to-door, polling the neighborhood on whether they "looked enough like Kiss."

My immigrant father, with zero knowledge of American culture, and even less patience for fools, answered the door with his shotgun and threatened to blow their heads off if they ever showed up on his property looking like idiots again.

That's not a cool story bro.  That's someone who needed to be thrown in jail bro.


His theory was that if you act stupidly, don't be surprised when stupid things happen to you.

/I would have used the garden hose, but hey, too each his own
 
2013-05-18 04:35:44 PM

Cargo: Coco LaFemme: As a Pink Floyd music fan human being, I must vociferously refute Mr. Stanley's assertion that KISS is the best band in the universe.

FTFY.

FTFY.
 
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2013-05-18 04:37:11 PM

danielscissorhands: What's this, then?

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crap,
 
2013-05-18 05:01:56 PM
Saw Kiss in the mid 70s, with Mott the Hoople and Rush for the warm up acts in Pittsburgh.
Rush kicked their ass with Mott giving a very good show as well, bunch of damn posers in makeup.
Crowd ate that shiat up though.
 
2013-05-18 05:07:01 PM

182: danielscissorhands: What's this, then?

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crap,


I am assuming you are not mentally challenged, and are therefore
referring to KISS.
 
2013-05-18 05:12:27 PM

gilgigamesh: Stanley, who has been making the media rounds to publicize the opening of a new branch of his Rock & Brews restaurant chain, questioned the legitimacy of the hall itself.

"Look, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is marketing," he said, without a shred of shame or even remote understanding the irony of such a statement .

FTF the article.


I think he does understand it, to be honest.  KISS (or at least Gene Simmons) has been utterly shameless about the fact that the band exists primarily to make money.

The thing is, KISS never pretended to be anything else.  The R&RHOF does.
 
2013-05-18 05:16:48 PM

SpdrJay: Just remember:

KISS spelled backwards is SUCKS.


True, but in literal terms, it spells SSIK, as in:

"This music is so bad it makes me
SSIK."

/gimmick bands usually suck
 
2013-05-18 05:18:00 PM
William Shatner needs to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the lulz.
 
2013-05-18 05:27:57 PM

coffee fiend: Cargo: Coco LaFemme: As a Pink Floyd music fan human being, I must vociferously refute Mr. Stanley's assertion that KISS is the best band in the universe.

FTFY.
FTFY.


I concede.
 
2013-05-18 05:36:36 PM

Cewley: Lousy novelty band for simpletons and mouth-breathers.


Sometimes, I wish FARK had a 'like' button. Took the words right out of my mouth.
 
2013-05-18 05:40:59 PM
Best band in the universe? I beg to differ!

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2013-05-18 06:02:03 PM
SoupJohnB:  I simply say, "Listen.  There were the Beatles; and then there was everybody else."
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2013-05-18 06:07:31 PM

danielscissorhands: What's this, then?

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Overrated tripe?
 
2013-05-18 06:09:24 PM

Eufah Kennidiets: danielscissorhands: What's this, then?

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Overrated tripe?


I refer you to the above comment regarding the mentally handicapped.
 
2013-05-18 06:17:13 PM
I'm no KISS fan but I can't think of a more irrelevant Hall Of Fame than the RRHOF.
 
2013-05-18 06:29:49 PM

danielscissorhands: Eufah Kennidiets: danielscissorhands: What's this, then?

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Overrated tripe?

I refer you to the above comment regarding the mentally handicapped.


No, KISS is worse.  All image, and with the exception of a few songs, no substance.
 
2013-05-18 06:32:35 PM
It's actually a misnomer.

The correct name would be "The Cleveland Hall Of Popular Music Acts That Jann Wenner Doesn't Dislike".
 
2013-05-18 06:38:30 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, look, a music hipster thread where everyone can masturbate about how Neil Peart's wanky, pointless drum solos are the best thing evar and find out which bands they should no longer be listening to because a second person has heard of that band.

Everyone point and laugh.

/Kiss should be in the rock and roll hall of fame. If they let Rush in, anyone can make it in.


Any Rush fan who actually knows the history of the band would give a grudging nod of approval to Kiss. They toured together in the mid 70's and the two bands have been good friends ever since. Geddy has done a number of interviews acknowledging that tour for showing them the importance of a strong work ethic which is largely responsible for the longevity of the band.
 
2013-05-18 06:41:36 PM
Also it's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Taste or Talent. Kiss has been part of pop culture off and on for the past 40 decades (hell I had Kiss lunchbox when I was wee one) - they deserve a place.
 
2013-05-18 06:48:50 PM

Snapper Carr: Also it's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Taste or Talent. Kiss has been part of pop culture off and on for the past 40 decades (hell I had Kiss lunchbox when I was wee one) - they deserve a place.


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2013-05-18 07:00:53 PM

Coco LaFemme: Mugato: Well at least they're rock. They have rap acts in that farking thing.

Beastie Boys are more rock than KISS.  Public Enemy is more rock than KISS.  Hell, Grandmaster Flash is more rock than KISS.  KISS is to rock music what Poison, Warrant, Winger, and Ratt were to metal.


This! Thread is OVER!

Yes Paul keep telling yourself that KISS needs to be in. TRUST ME, there's a LEAST a page of people NOT in that SHOULD be in that have far more talent than KISS ever does.
 
2013-05-18 07:01:02 PM
That BOC isn't in, when bands that were(are) heavily influenced by them are in, is mind numbingly stupid.
 
2013-05-18 07:01:04 PM

ScaryBottles: SoupJohnB:  I simply say, "Listen.  There were the Beatles; and then there was everybody else."
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Steve Martin was in the Beatles?

/knew that line of reasoning didn't originate with me!
 
2013-05-18 07:06:00 PM

poot_rootbeer: It's actually a misnomer.

The correct name would be "The Cleveland Hall Of Popular Music Acts That Jann Wenner Doesn't Dislike".


Explains Rush
 
2013-05-18 07:06:53 PM

danielscissorhands: Snapper Carr: Also it's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Taste or Talent. Kiss has been part of pop culture off and on for the past 40 decades (hell I had Kiss lunchbox when I was wee one) - they deserve a place.


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2013-05-18 07:14:01 PM
They deserve a seat just for having an entire catalog about nothing but pussy.
 
2013-05-18 07:17:35 PM

satanorsanta: This is the best introduction of "The best band in the farking universe".  Her words not mine


Great intro, stupid song. I never got them. I guess I'm old.
 
2013-05-18 07:30:42 PM

Mugato: Well at least they're rock. They have rap acts in that farking thing.


Why would a rap group want to be in? Any more than a rock band would want to be in a Rap HOF?  Serious question.
 
2013-05-18 07:33:10 PM

Cewley: Lousy novelty band for simpletons and mouth-breathers.


All that needs to be said.
 
2013-05-18 07:41:49 PM

danielscissorhands: Snapper Carr: Also it's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Taste or Talent. Kiss has been part of pop culture off and on for the past 40 decades (hell I had Kiss lunchbox when I was wee one) - they deserve a place.

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Thats my point as well. They were mediocre, but they cemented a place in Rock & Roll fame, so they deserve their place.
 
2013-05-18 07:43:51 PM

John Buck 41: Why would a rap group want to be in? Any more than a rock band would want to be in a Rap HOF?  Serious question.


Is there a hip-hop hall of fame? Anyways, when they let Madonna in you should have realized it wasn't a HOF strictly for rock but the post-rock modern era of popular music. It's also funny to me to see the purists get so bent out of shape about it.
 
2013-05-18 07:46:30 PM
Oh and as to why they'd want to be in the hall, I think it has to do a lot with the genre actually getting some form of respect from the mostly white rock establishment, respect they didn't get and had to earn back in the 80s.
 
2013-05-18 07:50:16 PM

Speaker2Animals: I wanna rock and roll all day, and party every night.

Repeat 50 times, call it a song and 50,000 mouth breathers howl, sing along and light their Bics.


Then do it again for God Gave Rock N Roll To You
 
2013-05-18 07:54:18 PM

Bathia_Mapes: No, Paul Stanley. The correct answer is The Beatles. And you will NEVER, EVER been as good as them.


Yes.
 
2013-05-18 08:09:15 PM

TheJoe03: John Buck 41: Why would a rap group want to be in? Any more than a rock band would want to be in a Rap HOF?  Serious question.

Is there a hip-hop hall of fame? Anyways, when they let Madonna in you should have realized it wasn't a HOF strictly for rock but the post-rock modern era of popular music. It's also funny to me to see the purists get so bent out of shape about it.


I'm not bent out of shape because as I said upthread, it's the most irrelevant HoF there is. if they just changed the name to Pop Music HoF they might gain back some credibility.
 
2013-05-18 08:09:40 PM
KISS achieved greatness and personifies the American Dream.

OOH YEAH!!!
 
2013-05-18 08:24:19 PM
Overall I think Kiss is shiatty, and I will tell you from experience that Paul and Gene are insufferable douchebags.

That being said:

There are many bands in the R&RHOF that never came close to writing a rock song as simple, perfect and great as "Rock And Roll All Nite".

There.  I said it and I will stand behind it.
 
2013-05-18 08:25:00 PM

John Buck 41: I'm not bent out of shape because as I said upthread, it's the most irrelevant HoF there is. if they just changed the name to Pop Music HoF they might gain back some credibility.


That's what I keep saying. Why call it the Rock and Roll HoF when all of these non-R&R acts are being admitted?
 
2013-05-18 08:28:33 PM
ABBA, Donna Summer, and Madonna are inductees yet Iron Maiden isn't?
 
2013-05-18 08:30:22 PM

MisatoNERV: ABBA, Donna Summer, and Madonna are inductees yet Iron Maiden isn't?


There's a true injustice.
 
2013-05-18 08:59:59 PM
Kiss was the Bieber of its time.
 
2013-05-18 10:04:59 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Bathia_Mapes: No, Paul Stanley. The correct answer is The Beatles. And you will NEVER, EVER been as good as them.

To  be fair, Kiss isn't even as good as The Monkees.

/have you heard Mike Nesmith's stuff?


Seriously, they should've been in before the Sex Pistols at least a year, despite the latter being more rocking.
 
2013-05-18 10:13:44 PM

ScaryBottles: danielscissorhands: Snapper Carr: Also it's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Taste or Talent. Kiss has been part of pop culture off and on for the past 40 decades (hell I had Kiss lunchbox when I was wee one) - they deserve a place.

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You do know that the Bee Gees are in there, right?
 
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