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KISS is ruining their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

A long time ago I saw an interview with Don McLean, the guy who wrote American Pie (the song, not the movie, dummies).  They asked him if he ever gets tired of singing the song that made him famous and he laughed and said no.  He said that song was why people came to see him and they let him sing other songs he loves while they wait for it.  Then they all sing it with him and he feels great.  He said something like “I know why I’m there, you know?”.

KISS clearly doesn’t know why they are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  They want to bring all 74 members of the band they have had over the past 40 years onto the stage, have them all play together and get them all inducted.  That’s ridiculous.  Nobody cares, Paul and Gene.  Nobody.  Everyone wants you, Ace and Peter in the makeup.  You should sing Beth, Shock Me, Strutter, and Plaster Caster.  Then you can finish with Rock and Roll All Night and everyone getting inducted will come out.  Done.  I just created a great show.  No?  What’s that you say, KISS?

“Yes, it’s going to be a great night, because we will pay respect to how the band started,” says guitarist Paul Stanley. “But our issues with the Rock Hall have not subsided.”

He and bassist Gene Simmons, the band’s founders, will be inducted April 10 alongside original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Four guitarists, including Tommy Thayer (on board since 2002), and two drummers, the late Eric Carr and current player Eric Singer (on his third stint since 1991), will not be anointed. (full story)

Seriously, KISS?  Tommy Thayer?  Who the hell is that?  The only one I would CONSIDER is Eric Carr because he at least got his own makeup character.  He sucked but whatever.  KISS is not supposed to be about anything but the original four guys wearing makeup, shooting fire, splitting blood and making sure that no less than 85% of their songs have the word “hot” in them.  I hate to do this, but I am going to include the video I saw in the article.  Listen to these douches and you will probably get as mad as me.  Makes me want to send Don McLean twenty bucks.  Oh, and in case you want to have someone else enrage you while you’re at it, Radiohead hates the song Creep and refuses to sing it.  EFF YOU, RADIOHEAD.  THINK ABOUT DON MCCLEAN!

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  1. Cornmeal

    Original KISS is best KISS, there’s no doubt about that. However, if they can induct Rob Tujillo with Metallica and all the RHCP junkie guitarists, they can induct Carr, Singer, and Thayer. I can take or leave Vinnie Vincent and Mark St. John because they were around for such a short time, but I’d even argue that Bruce Kulick should go in with them too. F the Rock Hall and their “induction isn’t an exact science” cop out. They’re just mad that they have to induct KISS at all.

    • Acadia Einstein

      Vinnie Vincent should be in because his band was the Vinnie VIncent Invasion. The rest I have no idea about but I am willing to bet you have a jean jacket with patches on it somewhere in your house.

      • Cornmeal

        I have a flannel shirt with an Aerosmith patch…don’t hate – it was before the Get a Grip album came out. I only have one KISS t-shirt, but I do have plenty of other stuff, including KISS Potato Heads and playing cards.

        • Acadia Einstein

          The qualifier “before the Get a Grip album came out” fills me with more joy than you can fathom.

  2. stacyfrazer

    Never liked KISS. Beth makes me dry heave…….seriously

    • Acadia Einstein

      Well then I guess you get more Billy Ocean, then.

  3. Eva Halloween

    Tina Louise doesn’t like to talk about playing Ginger on Gilligan’s Island when she’s interviewed. Just do your trick, pony.

    • Acadia Einstein

      Damn right. I bet she died penniless, unmourned and unloved. Unless she is still alive. It is a mystery!


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