In an interview with Classic Rock Magazine, the Kiss singer calls the Hall’s nomination process “tainted, corrupted and distorted.”
When asked by the magazine if he was honored to be inducted, Stanley responded, “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 realise 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.”
Despite being eligible for induction for the last 15 years, Kiss was only accepted after their fans put the pressure on.
“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,” said Stanley.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place April 10th at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center. Being inducted alongside Kiss are Cat Stevens, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Andrew Loog Oldham, Brian Epstein and The E Street Band.