Shalom Life | July 23, 2014

Gene Simmons Doesn’t Know When to Shut Up

First Rhianna, now the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: March 26th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Gene Simmons Doesn’t Know When to Shut Up

KISS’s Gene Simmons made headlines last week when he decided to share his thoughts on pop performers such as Rhianna, calling her “fake bullshit.” This week, Simmons has more opinions to share with the world- the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame is a joke. And why is the reputable famous instituation a joke… essentially because KISS hasn’t been inducted.

While speaking with Rolling Stone, Simmons shared that the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame has “become a joke… We’ve been thinking about it and the answer is simply, ‘We’ll just buy it and fire everybody.”

“In all seriousness for the fans, for something to be called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is such an insult to Madonna, Blondie, and Tone Loc.”

"Who the f**k knows what other disco act is in there? It's an insult to them because they don't get to be in the 'Dance Hall of Fame', because that's what they do. They're legitimate dance, disco artists. They don't belong in rock and roll," Simmons continued.

“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has reached a point where they’re really scrounging and scratching to find someone left that they consider viable… With all due respect, when you get to Patti Smith you’re about two steps away from Pete Seeger,” KISS’s Paul Stanley added.

I think it’ safe to assume that if the Hall of Fame was considering KISS for their 2012 inductees, that is now off the table.

Backstreet Boys Cancel All Three Sold-Out Shows in Israel Backstreet Boys Cancel All Three Sold-Out Shows in Israel TrendingAdam Levine is Officially Married, Jonah Hill Officiated Adam Levine is Officially Married, Jonah Hill Officiated TrendingWoody Allen Shares His Thoughts on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Woody Allen Shares His Thoughts on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Trending
 

Shalom, Mauritius: A Jewish Culture Guide

July 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Shalom, Mauritius: A Jewish Culture Guide

In 2000, Rabbi Silberhalft officiated the first Bar Mitzvah in the nation since World War II.

Read More

Robert Downey Jr. Is Still The Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood

July 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Robert Downey Jr. Is Still The Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood

The 'Iron Man' star raked in $75 million last year.

Read More

Woody Allen Appears On His First-Ever Podcast

July 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Woody Allen Appears On His First-Ever Podcast

The famed director spoke to Josh Horowitz, admitting he doesn't even know what a podcast is.

Read More

‘Louie’ Renewed For a Fifth Season, Only 7 Episodes

July 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
‘Louie’ Renewed For a Fifth Season, Only 7 Episodes

FX has announced another season on Louis C.K's popular show

Read More

The Love Jewce: Third Time's A Charm

July 22, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: Third Time's A Charm

Sometimes you can't get to know someone after one fateful meeting on Instagram. Sometimes, it takes a few tries

Read More

CNN Poll Shows Most Americans Side with Israel

July 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
CNN Poll Shows Most Americans Side with Israel

A new poll shows that the majority of U.S. citizens agree with Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas

Read More

Study: 80% of British Jews Feel They Are Being Blamed for Gaza Conflict

July 22, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Study: 80% of British Jews Feel They Are Being Blamed for Gaza Conflict

"Most respondents (over three-quarters) maintained that they hear the Israel/Nazi parallel in Britain at least occasionally"

Read More

European Officials Condemn anti-Semitic Rallies

July 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
European Officials Condemn anti-Semitic Rallies

Foreign ministers from Germany, France and Italy will fight "acts and statements that cross the line to anti-Semitism"

Read More

More Headlines