KISS’ Paul Stanley: Rock Hall ‘Treated Us Like Crap,’ Even on Induction Night
As KISS wind down their touring career, they've had a lot of accomplishments, including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2014. But while they've rocked and rolled many nights, it definitely wasn't a party every day en route to the Rock Hall, according to Paul Stanley.
The singer recently reflected on the Rock Hall induction with 95.7 The Hog, revealing that it wasn't the best experience for the band, though the fans ultimately got their wishes. “It was validation for our fans, who it meant the world to,” Stanley revealed (as transcribed by Blabbermouth). “It was vindication in the sense that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame kept us out for 17 years, and were really left with no choice but to begrudgingly let us in."
The Starchild added, "They treated us like crap, even that night. We had trouble – how about this? – getting into the arena. We had no idea about the rundown of the show or when we were getting onstage. It was disgraceful what they did, but we won. It’s the story of KISS from the beginning – that people who believed in themselves and who were told that what they were doing wasn’t worth anything and wouldn’t succeed came out on top.”
With the honor bestowed, KISS' legacy has continued in recent years, building to 2019's start of the "End of the Road" tour. The current leg has the band playing in Europe through mid-July. See the dates and get ticketing information here.
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