Monday, November 18, 2013

Detroit's Adopted Band KISS Leads Fan Votes For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

DETROIT, MI - The band that called Detroit "Detroit Rock City," and fell in love with the Motor City because of its fan support, is leading a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poll that asks fans to vote for members of its 2014 class.

KISS, originally a New York City band formed in 1973, led the Cleveland-based Rock and Rock Hall of Fame poll with 182,846 votes as of 8 a.m. Monday. Other music acts in the poll include Nirvana, Hall and Oates and Deep Purple.

There are 16 music acts to choose from in the poll. The second place vote getter so far is Nirvana with 179, 247 votes. Voters can vote for a maximum of five acts in the poll.

The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 class.

The new class, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is expected to be announced in "the coming weeks."

KISS has a love for Detroit for a variety of reasons. The city was one of the first places that embraced the band early in its career, and it is also where - at Cobo Hall - KISS recorded its wildly successful "Alive" live album.

What do you think about KISS chances of getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Have a fond memory of KISS in Detroit? Share your thoughts in MLive's comments section.

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