Paul Stanley Delivers Rock Hall KISS Off
Stanley was asked if he thought that KISS would ever be inducted into the Rock Hall after years of being snubbed in favor of far less successful artists. "Well, it depends on who lives longer, us or Jann Wenner," Stanley replied to the Huffington Post who went on to place some of the snub blame on Dave Marsh, who reportedly plays a "key role" in selecting inductees and admitted that he has helped keep the band off the ballot.
March was reportedly once asked by MTV about KISS and replied, "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."
Stanley went on to question the Rock Hall's legitimacy, "Look, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is marketing," he said. "You've got a bunch of faceless people in a back room who trademark a name that sounds very official. Well, if you had thought of it first, you would have been the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."
He was even asked his opinion of non-rock artists getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and responded, "I am one of the biggest Laura Nyro fans. I still listen to that stuff incessantly. Laura Nyro does not belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriter Hall of Fame? Absolutely," he said.
But if KISS were ever to get inducted, Stanley says he would accept the honor because of his fans. "I would certainly accept on their behalf because it seems to be a major sore spot for them," he said. "But I don't need the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." Read the rest of his thoughts on the rock hall here.