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Paul Stanley Doesn’t Need the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Since HBO aired highlights of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this past Saturday (May 18), Paul Stanley took the opportunity to speak his mind about how Kiss has been overlooked over the years. In a new interview, he railed against the museum.

“Look, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is marketing,” he told the Huffington Post. “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.”

But unlike, say the Sex Pistols and Axl Rose, Stanley would gladly acknowledge the honor – should it ever happen – because it means a lot for their fans to see them inducted. “I would certainly accept on their behalf because it seems to be a major sore spot for them, but I don’t need the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” As for when that might happen, he added, ”Well, it depends on who lives longer, us or Jann Wenner.”

Instead, Stanley takes pride in the number of popular musicians today who grew up listening to Kiss, which is all he needs to justify Kiss’ placement among rock’s elite.

“It’s absurd for anybody to look around and hear the acts and artists who cite us as an inspiration,” he said. “And then tell me that we’re not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

Next: Top 10 Paul Stanley Kiss Songs

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