Hearing Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame, I can’t afford to let the words of infamous Johny Rotten “The Sex Pistols” letter when his band got ‘honor’ to be inducted to Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame (“Next to the Sex Pistols, RR and that Hall of Fame is a piss stain. Your museum. Urine in wine –> and so on) – famously, the letter was read by the committee during the ceremony in the absence of – of course – the Sex Pistols members.
And who can forget the “blah..blah..blah” speech by the always funny guy, Alex Lifeson of Rush? Which many analyzed as a direct attack to that joke institution
This year, perhaps one of the most controversial story in that Fame, KISS finally got inducted to te Fame after being dejected for so long – which triggered a famous petition to include the band.
Unsurprisingly, there were drama of words (especially from Paul Stanley, who has been very vocal about the former members and the RRHoF itsef) between current original members with Ace and Criss. Those thing even led to their decision not to perform on the ceremony and not wearing the make up – at one point I ‘salute’ RRHoF for NOT inducting other KISS members especially the current lead guitarist and drummer wearing the EXACTLY THE SAME make up as Criss and Ace, although I must say Bruce Kullick should get at least honourable mention
But fortunately, they can keep their differences on the ceremony and as what millions saw, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss, standing together with proudness in front of their fans to celebrate their legacy in rock’n roll world
There they were, four original New York guys who shocked the world in the seventies with their extravagant and rebel make-up and custom plus of course high-voltage rock’n roll music includin the anthemic “Rock’n Roll All Night”, “Calling Dr. Love”, “Strutter”, and many many wonderful songs
Here are some quotes from the four New York origins during the acceptance speech at the exclusive ceremony