KISS is now in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame!!!

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  1. Marshallfender

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    Kiss was a fun band to see live. Got into them in the 70's. Saw them quite a few times. Good pop rock. Got me into playing guitar,though I don't think I ever really learned a Kiss song. Go figure. I went to all 3 of these shows. Those were some good times.
     

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  2. AndyLowry

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    Waitaminnit-- Gabriel wasn't already there? What the hey?
     
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    He's got as many discs released as Yusuf Islam as he does as Cat Stevens, but not the same gig, eh.
     
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    Cat Stevens over Warren Zevon? F--- you, Jan.

    (I have no idea why this bothers me so much. Congrats KISS fans.)
     
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    Gene would never donate it.

    He'd charge them...
     
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    I loved KISS...when I was 10 and dressed up as them for Halloween (I was tallest so I got to be Gene). ;)

    Really cool to see Linda R. put in but...Cat Stevens? What they don't have a Lame-Ass Chick Song HoF? i mean, where's Journey gonna go? :D
     
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    The RnR Hall Of Fame :rolleyes: will have achieved it's full potential and relevance the day that David Hasselhoff is inducted.
     
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    I like Nirvana fine but they need to acknowledge Warren Zevon and Cheap Trick.
     
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    I feel the same way about The Ramones. The way I see it is, you and I already achieved a certain higher level of awareness and musical engagement before either band arrived and so to us they were a bunch of spare copies of old books we'd already memorized many times over. We didn't need it because some other bands we'd seen (The Who, The Kinks, Link Wray, etc.) already knocked us on our butts and that's something that sort of happens, that awakening happens only once. Some of these poor people were still in diapers, either in fact or metaphorically speaking and one or the other of these bands was "Their Gateway".
     
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    I hope it doesn't burn down...
     
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    The same was always true with Rush, and when they were finally added to the list, they said that it was great for the fans. Rush fans, and probably KISS fans as well, cared about it a whole lot more than the band did.
     
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    Boy, they let anybody in that place.
     
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    he was already in as part of Genesis

    the only question now is when will Peter Criss solo get in?
     
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    The cartoon look, the unique lyrical perspective... the idea that not only didn't you have to be a virtuoso musician to make good music, the music you make could be better than that of the muso's because your vision trumped their chops... Hugely influential and hugely good.
     
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    Kiss isn't my favorite,but I think it was a crying shame it took this long. They've had a huge influence.
     
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    I totally get that guys 5 years older than me think they were just a derivative gimmick, but there are a huge amount of musicians in their mid 40s who saw Kiss when they were 7 or 8 years old and decided to play guitar. They had a unique connection to a young audience around the time of Destroyer, Love Gun and Alive 2 that acts with more musical depth could never hope for. A comic book come to life with good tunes, it was just perfect.
     
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    You got the best when they finally let Linda Ronstadt in! :D
     
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    Funny how The Replacements were passed over in favor of Nirvana when the 'Mats pretty much paved the way for the grunge kids.

    Conversely, it wouldn't surprise me at all to find out that little Tommy Stinson spent no small amount of time miming to KISS records in his bedroom.
     
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    +1. Well said.
     
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    KISS was the main reason I was drawn to the guitar.

    KISS was Ace, Peter, Gene, and Paul. With any other members, just a cover band with a lot of money.

    All of their music after 1978 sucks.

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