Thursday, April 10, 2014

Paul Stanley, KISS and the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

photo credit:  Rolling Stone

Fans have waited over a decade for their beloved band KISS to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, as well as band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, the two original band members who have remained as the backbone of the group going on 40 years.

40 years?  OMG, I feel old!!!

Tonight the dynamic duo Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, along with two other original band members, will attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York, along with ex-guitarist Bruce Kulick (who played with the band from 1984 to 1996) and the current KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.

The dynamic duo offered to bring their "Monster" stage to perform at the ceremony, along with all the members of KISS, past and present.

The words, "that is a non-starter" by what Paul considers a "pencil pusher" who is a co-founder of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame put an end to any hope of the fans enjoying a celebratory performance at the ceremony.

The problem? The "pencil pusher" only wants to acknowledge the original members of the band, including two who quit and never came back . . . but not the others who came after. 

As a protest to the Hall of Fame and the original band members, I will not mention their names for the search engines to pick up. They are not worthy. 

Shame on the powers that be at the Hall of Fame to be so unbending.

Paul Stanley, who is set to release his book "Face the Music: A Life Exposed" on April 22, has been doing the news circuit, looking extremely comfortable in his skin, exclaiming that "I'm not in a position where I have to bend to anybody at this point . . . I've never quit the band once, let alone twice. I've been here 40 years." (quotes from Yahoo News)

I, for one, continue to be one of his biggest fans!

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