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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 31
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2013-05-18 10:09:12 AM
5 votes:
Lousy novelty band for simpletons and mouth-breathers.
2013-05-18 12:31:22 PM
4 votes:

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?
2013-05-18 04:03:05 PM
3 votes:
The Cure, The Cars, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden, and even Bon Jovi should get in before the action figure salesmen.
2013-05-18 10:52:21 AM
3 votes:
I like to rock and roll part of every day. I usually have errands. I can rock and roll from like one to three.
2013-05-18 06:17:13 PM
2 votes:
I'm no KISS fan but I can't think of a more irrelevant Hall Of Fame than the RRHOF.
2013-05-18 05:12:27 PM
2 votes:

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 02:13:12 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-05-19 11:17:13 PM
1 votes:

Mole Man: Also when the heck is Cheap Trick gonna be inducted?

2013-05-19 06:17:28 PM
1 votes:
I don't know how this thread morphed into a Nirvana suckfest but they suck as much as KISS, just in different ways.
2013-05-19 05:07:17 PM
1 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: KISS can play circles around Nirvana, look much better while doing so, and the songs are a lot more fun.


Once again, a perfect Fark handle/comment combo.
2013-05-19 04:10:32 PM
1 votes:
The people trying to say that KISS were bad musicians, but Nirvana should be in the Hall give a shiat.  KISS inspired millions more kids to play air guitar in front of their mirrors and eventually become musicians than Cobain did.

KISS were better musicians, better entertainers, and had a huge impact on multiple generations.
2013-05-19 02:40:26 PM
1 votes:
KISS can play circles around Nirvana, look much better while doing so, and the songs are a lot more fun.
2013-05-19 10:56:49 AM
1 votes:
Kiss is a very very very awful band,
2013-05-19 09:12:42 AM
1 votes:

Wasteland: downstairs: AIC isn't yet.  First album was 1990, the rule is 25 years from their frist release.  So that would be 2015.  As it stands in 2013, your first album needed to be released in 1988 or earlier.  Also Nirvana's first album was 1989... so they'll be the first grunge act to go in.


Soundgarden would be eligible a year sooner than Nirvana; Ultramega OK was released in '88.


And Soundgarden is by far the best of the Seattle bands.
2013-05-19 07:40:40 AM
1 votes:
"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."

Where's the Hero tag?

/kiss sucks.
2013-05-19 05:21:54 AM
1 votes:

mafiageek1980: jj86: RRHOF is a joke. Justin Bieber will be inducted before Chicago, Journey, Styx or Kiss get in. Public Enemy? Really? Who's next? Eminem? They're a joke.

Hmmm, where's the "not this shiat again" meme when you need it (regarding Rap being part of the hall)?

Say what you will about the RRHOF and their ODD choices (I will NEVER understand why ABBA is in there) for the hall/those who should already be there, but to NOT include rap would not do the hall justice. Same as if you left Blues out of the Hall. Rock n roll has been influenced by and has influenced MANY different music genres. and like it or not, RAP/Hip Hop has a role in the hall. So far, they are doing pretty decent with the choices as far as Rap/Hip-Hop goes.

in other words, STFU about rap not belonging in the hall. The argument is getting old.


I'd rather select rap getting in there far more than pop. F*ck Madonna and Abba.
2013-05-19 02:24:03 AM
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: 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.

Of all the ridiculous members of the RRHOF (Madonna, for example) and you chose Rush to make your point?

I shudder to think what you must listen to.


This.

And Kiss sucks..
2013-05-18 08:09:15 PM
1 votes:

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 05:40:59 PM
1 votes:
Best band in the universe? I beg to differ!

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2013-05-18 05:18:00 PM
1 votes:
William Shatner needs to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the lulz.
2013-05-18 04:22:40 PM
1 votes:

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 04:20:06 PM
1 votes:
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 03:40:15 PM
1 votes:

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

I concur. In *greatest* rock and roll band debates, I've never bitten on any "Yeah, but..." discussions.  They're all endless loops.  I simply say, "Listen.  There were the Beatles; and then there was everybody else."

/some people get agitated, but also understand that I'm not being pedantic arse-hole about it

//I'm just fixing a hole, where the rain gets in

I like some of their stuff, but I'd pick the Stones over the Beatles.  The Beatles are the guy you bring home to meet your parents.  The Stones are the guy you fark in the alley behind your parents house.


Now, see?  You just illustrated my point.  "Paint it Black," or "Good Day, Sunshine."  It's moot, mate.

/"Beggar's Banquet"  was the Best. Stones. Album. Ever

//Your move!
2013-05-18 03:34:44 PM
1 votes:

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


FTFY.
2013-05-18 02:17:00 PM
1 votes:
Any true rock and roll band, upon being nominated, would tell the HOF to go fark themselves.
2013-05-18 02:16:52 PM
1 votes:
Somewhere someone thinkgs ICP is the best band in the universe.  Just because someone believes it doesn't make it true.
2013-05-18 01:08:26 PM
1 votes:

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


Not that I give a flying turd about the R&RHOF, but I'd suggest to you that where it counts, Public Enemy is 10x the rock act Kiss ever was: attitude.

Public Enemy is about rebellion and controversy as much as it is about the music.

Kiss as a band is little more than a kid-friendly delivery system for Kiss themed merchandise. And they've managed to get extremely rich as a result. So its a little late to start whining about the trajectory of their career.
2013-05-18 12:48:19 PM
1 votes:

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.


Of all the ridiculous members of the RRHOF (Madonna, for example) and you chose Rush to make your point?

I shudder to think what you must listen to.
2013-05-18 11:59:31 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-05-18 10:57:57 AM
1 votes:
They are a weak-ass band and they should feel bad.
2013-05-18 10:23:00 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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