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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rock 'n' Roll... Hella Fame

Posted by Mark Lore on Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 2:40 PM

Well get a load of the motley crew that just got nominated for the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame... sorry, not this Mötley Crüe, though they are officially eligible (artists are eligible for induction 25 after the release of their first album).

This year's nominees include ABBA, the Chantels, the Stooges, Darlene Love, Donna Summer and Laura Nyro as well as the even motlier first-time nominees Genesis (tell me not including the Collins years), Jimmy Cliff, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Hollies, LL Cool J and KISS... that's KISS. I think the band's been eligible for over a decade—now slovenly KISS Army members can find something else to do besides protesting outside the Hall wearing makeup and cod-pieces.

Love 'em or hate 'em KISS belongs in the Hall of Fame (as does Sonic Youth, The Replacements, Rush... ). Who else is long överdüe? Crüe? Hall & Oates? Slayer?

Although I think whatever chance KISS may have had could go up in a ball of Gene Simmons' flame with the release of this.

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