Gene Simmons Blasts The Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame Again For Inducting Rappers

March 2, 2017

Last year KISS founder Gene Simmons caught some heat after his comments on the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inducting hip-hop group N.W.A. into its ranks.

One year later with later rap icon Tupac Shakur being inducted, Simmons maintains his stance towards the genre beling allowed in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. “There are people from different genres that I don’t believe belong in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,” Simmons told CantonRep. "“There’s disco and rap and all kinds of stuff. And I highly respect rap, but on the day Led Zeppelin gets put into the Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame is the day I will personally accept rap artists as being brought into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It just ain’t the same thing.”

Simmons described that certain genres don't belong under the category of other genres. "“You go to Apple Music and you go to different genres and you type in ‘rock,’ you’re not gonna find a single rap band in that category. Likewise, if you look at hip hop or rap, you’re not gonna see AC/DC or KISS in the list in there.”

(source: Loudwire)