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Gene Simmons Disses Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Committee

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Gene Simmons is pissed that KISS has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and he’s calling the snub a “joke.”

The Demon tells Rolling Stone magazine, “It’s become a joke. We’ve been thinking about it and the answer is simply, ‘We’ll just buy it and fire everybody.’ In all seriousness for the fans, for something to be called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is such an insult to Madonna, Blondie… Who the fuck knows what other disco act is in there? It’s an insult to them because they don’t get to be in the ‘Dance Hall of Fame,’ because that’s what they do. They’re legitimate dance, disco artists. They don’t belong in rock and roll.”

This year’s inductees include Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro, Donovan and The Small Faces/The Faces. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony which will be held on April 14 in Cleveland.

KISS vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley is also angry about the induction diss, adding, “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has reached a point where they’re really scrounging and scratching to find someone left that they consider viable. With all due respect, when you get to Patti Smith you’re about two steps away from Pete Seeger.”

KISS will be heading out with Mötley Crüe this summer on what the two legendary hard rock acts are dubbing “The Tour.” Check out all of the dates for the summer trek below. KISS will be releasing Monster, their 20th album, later this year.

Watch KISS and Motley Crue Press Conference

KISS/Mötley Crüe tour dates:

Jul. 20 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
Jul. 21 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
Jul. 22 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
Jul. 24 – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
Jul. 25 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
Jul. 27 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
Jul. 28 – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
Jul. 31 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL
Aug. 03 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodlands, TX
Aug. 04 – Gexa Energy Paviliion – Dallas, TX
Aug. 07 – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 08 – Comfort Dental Amphitheater – Englewood, CO
Aug. 10 – Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 11 – Mandalay Bay Arena – Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 12 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
Aug. 14 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
Aug. 16 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, MA
Aug. 18 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
Aug. 19 – Sleep Country Amphitheater – Ridgefield, CT
Aug. 24 – Rock Jam – Grand Junction, CO
Aug. 26 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
Aug. 27 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO
Aug. 29 – Minnesota State Fair – Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 31 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Sep. 01 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Sep. 02 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Sep. 04 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Sep. 05 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
Sep. 07 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
Sep. 08 – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, MI
Sep. 11 – Allegan County Fair – Allegan, MI
Sep. 12 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Sep. 13 – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
Sep. 15 – Darien Lake PAC – Darien Lake, NY
Sep. 16 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Sep. 18 – Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
Sep. 19 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Sep. 21 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Sep. 22 – Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
Sep. 23 – Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT

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