Gene Simmons: Rock Hall Of Fame A Sham For Iron Maiden Snub

Advertisement
Gene Simmons: Rock Hall Of Fame A Sham For Iron Maiden Snub | Society Of Rock Videos

gotpap / Star Max / GC Images / Getty Images

He’s Not The Only One Who’s Angry

KISS’ Gene Simmons has always been vocal about his thoughts on who deserves to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Following the Hall’s announcement on the 2021 inductees, Simmons didn’t hold back in calling them out. The Class of 2021 include Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, JAY-Z, Todd Rundgren, The Go-Go’s, and Carole King. However, rock legends Iron Maiden and Rage Against the Machine didn’t make the cut.

In a series of tweets, he wrote “RR Hall of Fame is a sham not to include Maiden. Disgusting!” and later added, “Sadly, Rage Against the Machine shut out of RR Hall of Fame. The Hall should be ashamed of themselves.”

Another KISS member Paul Stanley backed up Simmons by calling it “insanity” that Iron Maiden’s not part of the inductees because the band “helped spawn an entire genre of music.”

Back in February, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider ripped the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame committee by writing, “The RnR Hall committee members are arrogant elitist assholes who look down on metal & other bands that sell millions because we’re not their definition of cool.”

Meanwhile in 2018, Bruce Dickinson already declared that Iron Maiden would likely refuse induction because the Hall is “run by a bunch of sanctimonious bloody Americans who wouldn’t know rock ‘n’ roll if it hit them in the face.”

Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the Latest Updates

Premium Partners

Society of Rock partner World War Wings
Society of Rock partner Daily Rock Box
Society of Rock partner Country Music Nation
Society of Rock partner Country Rebel
Society of Rock partner I Love Classic Rock
Society of Rock partner Rock Pasta

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info.