The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame continues to attempt to restore it's questionable credibility and glimpses behind the facade with nonsense and half truths.
The truth is Joel Peresman and the rest of the decision makers refused to consider the induction of ANY former KISS members and specifically the late Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick who were both in the band through multi platinum albums and worldwide tours and DIDN'T wear makeup.
There is no getting around the reality that the Hall of Fame's favoritism and preferential treatment towards artists they like goes as far as ASKING the Grateful Dead how many members THEY wanted the hall to induct and following their directive while also including a songwriter who was never in the actual band.
Let's just accept the truth as it is and move on.
- Paul Stanley
Billboard Article: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5937646/rock-hall-fame-defends-kiss-decision-paul-stanley-joel-peresman