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Nirvana

As mentioned, this year's Rock and Roll of Fame induction ceremony happens in NYC on April 10 at Barclays Center with Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt all being inducted. Since we last spoke, ticket info has been announced, and if you'd like to go, you can get tickets on Saturday, March 1 at 10 AM. There's also a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member presale starting Friday (2/21) at 10 AM and AmEx/VIP package presales starting Monday (2/24) at 9 AM.

Meanwhile, Paul Stanley of Kiss doesn't care much about being inducted. He slammed the Rock Hall in a recent interview with Classic Rock Magazine:

Did you feel honoured at being inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

No, it was done begrudgingly and because it had become absolutely ludicrous that they were choosing to ignore us. At the end of the day most people don't realise that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was a privately created establishment and that it has a self-appointed board. It's a perfect case of perception becoming reality. People heard 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' and gave it credibility. So whether it deserves the title has to be weighed against who it inducts.

Read more of his feelings on it at Classic Rock Magazine.

Courtney Love also discussed the ceremony in a recent interview with Access Hollywood. She brought up her ongoing feud with Dave Grohl, saying "We're going to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I think we're all sitting at the same table." She said she would say hi to Grohl, but that it'd be awkward. You can watch the video of that interview below.

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Courtney Love interview on 'Access Hollywood'

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Comments (54)

Losers pay $500 to go to this?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:54 PM

Paul Stanley = absolutely correct

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:58 PM

Fuck Jann Wenner.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:03 PM

paul stanley may be correct, but kiss still suck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:04 PM

I wonder if Dave Grohl will mention Kurt in his acceptance speech, or just thank his new "friend" Paul.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:09 PM

Losers can't afford to pay 500 dollars to go to this.

Posted by Po$h Moneybag$ | February 19, 2014 3:22 PM

EH SHUMONE GENN DA BESHT DA BESH DA BESHT OF YOOOO

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:29 PM

3:04- this.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:33 PM

+1 2:58 & 3:04

Perhaps Mr. Eisen is a bit bitter after being ignored for so long, and (despite KISS being an 11 on the suck-o-meter) who can blame him? They've sold lots of tickets and been very influential.

KISS was never really in the music business, however. They are in the entertainment business.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:33 PM

I'd love too see what the total world wide record sales for each of the artists that are being indicted. I wonder if Kiss beats all them combined?

Posted by Kiss Swarmy | February 19, 2014 3:43 PM

I think I'll stick with going to the Godflesh show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:45 PM

Kiss has always been too awesome and visionary for sheeple. They foresaw the resurgence of metal, and during some pretty doldrum years (and Alice falling off the wagon) they carried the rock torch. They are like Velvet Underground for rock and roll. Are they still great? Who cares.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:49 PM

Kurt used to touch fronts with Michael Stipe

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:50 PM

As much as I want to make fun of Paul Stanley, in this case you can't fight his logic. Fuck the R&RHOF.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:50 PM

Paul Stanley tells the truth. Jann Wenner is a POS

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:52 PM

Lol @349. You could've backed off the sarcasm just a tad and we still would get the picture.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:17 PM

Kiss was the Fugazi of the 70s

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:39 PM

4:17 is being ironic

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:40 PM

Tomorrow, Cobain would be 47. Imagine if he was still alive at that age.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:43 PM

kurt was gay until he met kourtney

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:48 PM

Kurt was dating Tobi Vail from Bikini Kill before Courtney so I'm pretty sure he wasn't gay before that.

Posted by Andy | February 19, 2014 4:58 PM

can't believe Perfect Pussy isn't being inducted. smdh.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 5:24 PM

SOMEBODY ASSWIPED YOU DIES!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 5:30 PM

Paul Stanley is right. At least he is not backpedaling once Kiss finally got inducted like Black Sabbath did.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 5:48 PM

KISS haters need to get over it.

KISS was a huge influence on a ton of artists (from Metallica, Pantera, Anthrax to Lenny Kravitz, Garth Brooks, and fellow inductees Nirvana) not to mention one of the biggest bands of the 70's (the biggest in 1977 according to the Gallop Poll).

They are among only a handful of bands from the 70's who are still relevant today.

Perhaps you don't like them but to deny they belong in the Hall Of Fame is stupid.

Oh, and they have written some pretty kick ass rock and roll songs over the last 40 years.

Posted by Jason Burley | February 19, 2014 9:55 PM

Loved Kiss until Dynasty, that album blew. And then the Elder, what the fuck was that? Then I forgot about them. But saw them at MSG a few years back...a big sheeewww as they say.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 10:22 PM

Kiss should have been around the same time as Aerosmith

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 11:06 PM

If Jann Wenner posted on BV he would be defending Glen Campbell against Preservation Hall.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 11:11 PM

349 Were they ever great? NO!

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 2:19 AM

955 are still relevant today? you gotta be kidding. it's 2014 not 1977. Kiss is an extreme care of style over substance. They have a handful of fun rock n roll tunes from the 70's but got by with a gimmicky live show and their idiotic make up bs. Rock for pussies basically.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 2:23 AM

Kiss my ass maybe...

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 3:01 AM

Poll: Who is the bigger asshole? Courtney Love or Dave Grohl? Damn, that's a tough one. Courtney at least put out some decent music of her own while in Hole as did Grohl in Nirvana. They both rode on Cobain's coattails. Love solo and Foo Fighters are both awful however.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 3:45 AM

Let's see ... Dave Grohl ... Courtney Love .... Dave, or Courtney .... OK, I know, the answer is Michael Gira is the bigger pussy. I mean come on, no contest, right? Gira is pretty much denotation for PUSSY.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 5:19 AM

YOU WANTED THE BEST AND YOU GOT KISS INSTEAD!

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | February 20, 2014 5:22 AM

Kiss sucks. They would sell their dead grandmothers' pussies if they thought they could make a buck off it. Kiss fans=bad taste. Good day.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 8:57 AM

3:49..Kiss "are like Velvet Underground for rock and roll." YOU ARE A MORON!

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:02 AM

902 so sorry for you that Grimes was not so honored this year

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:28 AM

I'd rather be thought of as having bad taste for being a Kiss fan by some clown on the internet than being known by the entire world as a pussy for being a Swans fan. #truth

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:32 AM

Who cares? If you are not listening to Linda Ronstadt in 2014 -you ain't as cool as you thought you were. VIVA LA Ronstadt.

Posted by cLaude | February 20, 2014 12:40 PM

Axl Rose called out the same BS 2 years ago and didn't show up. Or showed up 5 hours late. I can't remember.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:28 PM

Courtney circa "Man On The Moon" was something/someone else entirely.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:31 PM

^ that was supposed to be Andy Kaufman, Difference being that Andy actually had talent.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:40 PM

Fuck KISS. One of the most overrated bands ever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 3:46 PM

Make whatever insults you want, the truth is KISS are an UNDERRATED band not an overrated one.

They influenced a ton of people, changed the live concert, and showed other bands there are other ways to make money by marketing yourself.

They also happen to be better musicians than these morons who post their bullshit know. Most of them have never listened to a KISS album, they just spew the shit other people told them. KISS is a very good hard rock/heavy metal band. Listen to Alive!, Destroyer, Creatures Of The Night, and MTV Unplugged and you will see KISS are as good or better than those already in the Hall Of Fame.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 6:37 PM

Of course! You may not care for Kiss, but to deny their influence is just dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 7:39 PM

If you're old enough to remember when Kiss seemed like a good band you have absolutely no business reading/commenting on this site... oops, gotta go.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:07 PM

Will they also induct the dudes who actually play the instruments while 1/2 of KISS flails around onstage?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:13 PM

I'm still waiting for Hermin's Hermits to be inducted

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:20 PM

Why no Moody Blues? But yet, fucking Nirvana who put out one good album... Bullshit indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 9:50 PM

LOL 11:07 is too stupid to even troll well. Kind of adorable how she tries nonetheless, like the Special Olympics.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 10:30 PM

Fugazi are like the Paul Stanley of the Velvet Underground.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2014 12:27 AM

Kiss is like the Metallica ReLoad album to rock.

Remember when they took their makeup off?

How ugly they were.

I'm Uglier NOW.

2007.

Posted by Elenidis the Piggy | February 22, 2014 12:43 AM

anyone have a presale code?

Posted by rhiannon | February 25, 2014 4:46 PM

wait why isn't garth brooks inducted yet?

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 11:29 AM

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