Paul Stanley Talks About His Complaints With The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.10.2014
It's not "of the people"...
In an interview with Billboard, Paul Stanley spoke about KISS' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which happens tonight. It will be the four original members, including singer/guitarist Stanley, singer/bassist Gene Simmons, guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss. Stanley co-founded the band forty years ago with Simmons. He said the band is the Hall's "worst nightmare".
He said: "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not the hall of fame of the people, or of other bands. It's a small group of people who decide who they want in their little club and who they don't. The fact that they would only induct the four original members -- and when I asked about that it they said it was a non-starter -- is interesting. Because they're pencil pushers and I play a guitar. So for them to tell me what is a non-starter is arrogance. I don't know if I was inducted or indicted. But I really don't care. I'm going because there are fans who it means something to."
He also spoke about his new autobiography Face the Music: A Life Exposed, which you can see in the video below.