Paul Stanley Slams The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
February 17, 2014 at 8:40 AM (PT)
KISS singer PAUL STANLEY may be heading into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, but he doesn't have a lot of good things to say about it. In an interview with U.K.'s CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE, STANLEY calls the nominating process “tainted, corrupted and distorted.”
The magazine asks, "Did you feel honoured at being inducted in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME?"
STANLEY said, "No, it was done begrudgingly and because it had become absolutely ludicrous that they were choosing to ignore us. 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 becoming reality. People heard ‘ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME’ and gave it credibility. So whether it deserves the title has to be weighed against who it inducts."
The magazine followed up, "So was it an honour to be nominated?"
"No," said STANLEY. "It means a lot to the fans and I understand it because it’s validation for them. So for that reason I accept graciously and accept on their behalf. My feelings and my ambivalence about the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME hasn’t changed any. Their attitude is elitist and it doesn’t reflect the public."
Read the full interview here.
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