“The day started off well,” Paul Stanley said, with uncharacteristic understatement.
He was, of course, referring to the fact that he woke up to the news that KISS, at long last, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stanley called into Los Angeles’ K-EARTH (a Radio.com station) this morning, originally to discuss L.A. KISS, the Arena Football League team that he and bandmate Gene Simmons co-own, but naturally the conversation was dominated by the news of the Rock Hall induction.
Speaking with morning show hosts Gary Bryan and Lisa Stanley, the KISS guitarist was clearly excited about the honor, despite the fact that he and Simmons have been critical of the Rock Hall in recent years. To be fair, they have been passed over for induction for over a decade, eligible for induction since 2000.
“As much as we might have questioned the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over the years,” Stanley said, “they’ve come to see things our way.”
— Brian Ives, Radio.com