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KISS’s Paul Stanley Slams Rock Hall Nomination


Amid all the hubbub over which current and former KISS members will take the stage for the band’s Rock Hall induction, the honor itself has fallen by the wayside.

That’s all well and good for singer Paul Stanley, who says tells Classic Rock Magazine that being nominated by the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame doesn’t mean all that much to him.

“No, it was done begrudgingly and because it had become absolutely ludicrous that they were choosing to ignore us,” he told the publication. “At the end of the day most people don’t realize that the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame was a privately created establishment and that it has a self-appointed board. It’s a perfect case of perception become reality.”

While Stanley added that he does not consider it an honor to be nominated, he did offer that the recognition validated the group’s fans, so for that reason he’ll “accept graciously and accept on their behalf.”

Beyond that, the rock legend went on to dispel rumors about whether he or any other members of KISS plan to perform.

At this point, he has no plans to play at this time, with or without former KISS bandmates Ace Frehley or Peter Criss, though he said they’ll certainly be invited to accept the award.

“Of course it goes without saying that Ace and Peter deserve this moment in the spotlight. We wouldn’t be here without them,” he told Classic Rock. “We couldn’t have built what we built without them at the foundation. That being said, we couldn’t have built what we built without a lot of people who followed them.”

The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 10.