rock and roll hall of fame
During our conversation, he discussed his knack for choosing great covers — including “New York Groove” — his new album, his fiancée, his sobriety and his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
While taking shots at Jann Wenner, Patti Smith and others, Stanley reaffirmed his speech at the Rock Hall induction ceremony and clarifies that it was Gene Simmons, not him, who said those ‘borderline racist’ comments.
On one hand, it must be the coolest job in the world. On the other, you can never satisfy everyone. That’s the rub for Joel Peresman, the CEO and President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
“This, for me, is a bittersweet notion as we all miss Kurt so much. But considering we were inducted, the show had to go on,” he wrote.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony used to be a drunken, freewheeling event that would stretch to all hours of the night, today it is an arena rock spectacle stunning moments that won’t soon be forgotten.
“We are humbled.” – Gene Simmons (really!)
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” isn’t the same without Tom Petty, though.
She’s jammed with the Foo Fighters, and produced Pat Smear’s ex-band, so it makes sense.
“They don’t belong in the band, and they don’t belong in a position to represent the band.”
One can’t help invoke the words of the late great Poet Laureate Rodney King when it comes to KISS…