Friday, March 23, 2012
Kiss on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: ‘We’ll Just Buy It and Fire Everybody’
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Ted Nugent once said he wanted to buy Muzak for $10 million in order to shut it down, since it represented everything “uncool” about music. Now, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has similar feelings towards the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band has been eligible for induction into the music institution since 1999, but they’ve yet to be voted in. You can bet that Simmons’ feathers are ruffled by their continued exclusion from the HOF.
At Tuesday’s (March 20) press conference in Los Angeles announcing the epic co-headlining tour that Kiss will embark upon with Motley Crue, Simmons addressed the fact that they’ve been dissed by the Hall for 13 years.
“It’s become a joke,” he told Rolling Stone. “We’ve been thinking about it and the answer is simply, ‘We’ll just buy it and fire everybody.’”