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.