Paul Stanley Blasts 'Elitist' Rock Hall Once Again

(Classic Rock) Paul Stanley has launched another scathing attack on the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, branding the organization as "elitist". The Kiss guitarist and his bandmates were inducted into the Rock Hall last month, but refused to perform at the induction ceremony as organizers wanted only the original line-up to play. Stanley and Gene Simmons wanted the current line-up to perform also.

Now Stanley has hit out again, saying the band were treated "dismissively" from start of the process. He tells the Christian Science Monitor: "It's a very elitist club, it dupes the public into believing that there is some credibility to it and that somehow the public has a voice in it, which they don't. It's a small group of elitist publishers and writers and record company people who reflect their own prejudices and preferences.

"So it was exactly as I expected and from the very beginning of their announcing our induction, they were arrogant and treated us dismissively. I went because there are many fans who see it as validation and vindication of their championing us and I wouldn't miss it for the world because it was a celebration of them and for them." more on this story

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