A group that agrees is nominated for the Hall of Fame TO KISS. There was a time when KISS was the rock band where people were confused about not being inducted, but it all ended in 2014, when the band was inducted, five years after they became eligible. Now KISS speaks on behalf of his colleagues.
In connection with the story, Gene Simmons commented, “RR Hall of Fame is a sham not to include Maiden. Disgusting! “
Paul Stanley intervened, adding: “It doesn’t matter if it matters to them, Maiden not being in the [Rock Hall] of Fame is INSANITY. Regardless of who writes or not, the Committee must induct them. They have helped spawn a whole genre of music. What else should you do ?? “
Previously, Stanley wrote “No matter if it matters to them, Maiden not being in the @rockhall of Fame is INSANITY. Regardless of who writes or not, the Committee should induct them. They have helped spawn a whole genre of music. What else should you do ?? ”
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame president and CEO Greg Harris has since spoken to Audacy about the seemingly outright snub of metal artists, saying the hall celebrates metal. It’s just that metal artists keep making the cut.
“It’s interesting because we do it,” Harris said. “We celebrate all forms of Rock & Roll. They were nominated; we nominated Young lady, Judas Priest have been nominated, we put Def Leppard in… Those who are nominated, more than 80% of them end up being inducted.
“So it’s really a matter of, let’s keep naming them, put them on the ballot, and pass it on to the voting body.” That ballot had sixteen performers… they just can’t get in.