KISS' Paul Stanley doesn't hold out much hope of his band ever getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The rocker tells "The Huffington Post" the group's chances depend on "who lives longer" - them or Rock Hall co-founder Jann Wenner, who has been accused of being biased against KISS.
But he's not the only one. Rock Hall nominating committee member Dave Marsh has admitted that he doesn't want KISS on the ballot. Stanley calls it "absurd," given the lengthy list of artists - many of whom have been inducted - that call KISS an influence. He also objects to some of the people who have been inducted, citing 2012 inductee Laura Nyro to prove his point.
Paul calls himself "one of the biggest Laura Nyro fans," and says he still listens to her music "incessantly." He explains that Nyro "absolutely" fits in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, but she "does not belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."
Stanley says he's not lobbying for KISS' induction. He says he would "certainly accept" if given the nod because it's important to the fans but he's not missing the "adoration" of "the people who choose not to see things."
Rush, Heart, and Randy Newman were among this year's Rock Hall inductees. An HBO special of last month's ceremony aired on Saturday.
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