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KISS – Will Not Play In Any Lineup For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the KISS Facebook page, on February 23rd, 2014:

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME STATEMENT FROM KISS

To All Our Fans In Regards To The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

Out of respect, Ace and Peter’s recent statements demand a quick response to you, our fans.

Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of KISS and give credit to all members including present long time members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr all who have made this band what it is, regardless of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s point of view.

Although KISS has moved forward far longer without them, Ace and Peter are at the very foundation of what we have built and this would all be impossible had they not been a part of it in the beginning.

It is over 13 years since the original lineup has played together in make-up and we believe the memory of those times would not be enhanced. Contrary to claims made through the media we have never refused to play with Ace and Peter.

We have spent 40 years dedicated to building KISS without quitting or wavering as the band has moved forward with huge tours and platinum albums through different important lineups for forty years, to this day.

KISS has always been a band unlike any other. That is why we started KISS. That is why we continue KISS. Being unlike other bands also means making choices and decisions unlike other bands.

This is understandably an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone.

To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play in any line-up and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

We are excited and are looking forward to seeing you all on the KISS 40th Anniversary worldwide tour.

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

KISS – Gene Simmons And Paul Stanley Are Guitar World Cover Story Feature For April 2014 Issue!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, magazines, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Guitar World - promo cover pic - 2014 - Gene Simmons - Paul Stanley

KISS – Take a look above at the forthcoming April (2014) cover of Guitar World! Now this is a KISS Kollectible that should not be missed! I’m gonna get my issue! Whoa! 2014 is a prolific year for KISS; this iconic band will be celebrating their 40th year of Heavy Rock domination and being (finally) inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Hell yeah, hallelujah and Metal be thy name!

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

* For more info on GUITAR WORLD:

Website: http://www.guitarworld.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

KISS ARMY FOREVER.

LONG LIVE GUITAR WORLD.

Stone.

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KISS – Finally To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; Class Of 2014!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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(KISS – S/T Debut – Casablanca – 1974)

Quotes as reported on KISSONLINE.com, on December 17th, 2013:

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(KISS Paul Stanley – Solo Album – Casablanca – 1978)

The spirit of rock and roll for me has always meant following the paths I choose regardless of what my critics or my peers think. For 40 years KISS has built an army that apologizes to no one and I’m honored to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame knowing we have remained true to ourselves and our fans. ~~ Paul Stanley 

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(Gene Simmons – Solo Album – Casablanca – 1978)

To the KISS Army, Ace, Peter, Eric Carr, Vinnie, Mark, Bruce, Tommy and Eric Singer, Bill Aucoin, Doc McGhee and to my partner of 40 years, the ever youthful Paul Stanley…and all the members of the KISS Family. This honor is for you. 40 years of Rockin’ and still going strong. ~~ Gene Simmons

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STONE SAYS:

HAIL

TO

KISS!!

METAL

BE

THY

NAME!

HALLELUJAH!

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

Facebook: KISS

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LONG LIVE KISS.

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMERS!

Stone.

KISS – ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: VOTE FOR KISS NOW! YOUR VOTE REALLY COUNTS TOWARD INDUCTION!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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VOTE FOR KISS NOW AT:  http://rockhall.com/get-involved/interact/poll/

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees: Online Fan Poll

Congratulations to the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees! To learn more about the nominees, click here.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is offering fans the opportunity to officially participate in the induction selection process. The public has the opportunity to vote for the five nominees they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 inductees, who will be announced soon.

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(Source: Official KISS Facebook)

* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

Official Facebook: KISS

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LONG LIVE KISS.

KISS BELONGS IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

RUSH – Has The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Ignored These Prog Legends Long Enough? Take The Poll!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, progressive rock, progressive rock bands, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

RUSH – Canada’s greatest Rock & Progressive Rock band ever. You can even throw in Canada’s greatest Hard Rock band ever too, if you like. Simply put, one of the greatest bands in Rock Music history. RUSH has been ignored by The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for what reason(s) again? I would certainly like to know the reason(s) for RUSH not being enshrined inside that building in Cleveland, Ohio.

Let’s face it, the legendary RUSH has been influencing countless bands and musicians, while psyching-out their fans, going on 5 decades now! RUSH is a pioneering Progressive Rock band that makes credible all-time lists at every turn, with absolutely no sign of stopping! Whoa! Metal be thy name!

The musical excellence that Geddy Lee (bass & vocals), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums & percussion) radiates from their vast catalog of studio and live albums is mind-boggling to me… and I shall never stop saluting this unreal important band.

Okay, with all that cool stuff blabbed, it’s time for your voice to be heard! Take the poll below and answer this simple question: Shouldn’t RUSH be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by now?

RUSH – Stats Of Note:

Debut/ST album released in 1974

Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame – Class Of 1994

Inducted into Canada’s Songwriting Hall Of Fame – Class Of 2010

Bestowed the Order of Canada – 1997

Have earned 24 Gold Records

Have earned 14 Platinum Records

RUSH has sold more than 40 million records worldwide

3 records have gone multi-platinum

7-time Grammy Nominee

* Winner of 8 JUNO Awards

Awarded a star on both the Hollywood Walk Of Fame (2010) and Canada’s Walk Of Fame (1999)

RUSH – 2112 (1976 – Mercury Records)

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(Stats Sources: Canadian Music Hall Of Fame, RIAA, The JUNO Awards)

For more info on RUSH, click on the links below!

http://www.rush.com

facebook: RUSH

LONG LIVE RUSH.

Shame On You, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Shame On You.

Stone.

Alice Cooper (The Band) – A Metal Congratulations!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

ALICE COOPER – Metal Odyssey gives a Metal Congratulations to Alice Cooper and each original member of Alice Cooper (The Band) for their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, class of 2011. Metal accolades go out to the original lineup of Alice Cooper (The Band): Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Dennis DunawayNeal Smith and the late Glen Buxton.

Regardless of the bonehead maneuvers and clique driven approach that the “Rock scholars” at this institution have bestowed over the years, it is a fine feeling to have such an iconic band and powerful figure as Alice Cooper as a member there. Alice Cooper represents Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Just exactly where Shock/Horror Rock would be today, without Alice Cooper leading the way, is a scary Metal thought to ponder. Influential, groundbreaking, legendary… how many more ways can I explain the impact that Alice Cooper has had upon Rock Music across the genres?

At the end of my Metal day, it’s not about Rock genres… it’s about music. Alice Cooper has created music that will live on for untold generations, long after my stay on Earth is over.

Metal Odyssey’s Metal Gripes:

* Alice Cooper belongs inducted as a solo artist as well. Alice Cooper’s solo career began in 1975 with the studio album Welcome To My Nightmare and continues to the present day. Alas, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Rock scholars probably don’t know that.

Let’s just hope the trend of inducting the musicians and bands that belong in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame continues. My criticism of The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame shall continue, until there are real knowledgeable and non-political Rock minds in place at the helm. Without the likes of KISS, Cheap Trick, The Moody Blues, Heart, Motorhead, Slayer, The Doobie Brothers, The Electric Light Orchestra and Mott The Hoople, to name a many few, (there are many more), it shall remain one big Hall Of Shame. Remember: ABBA is already inducted (?)… the bands previously mentioned, sadly, are overlooked. Bizarre.

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

LONG LIVE THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL OF ALICE COOPER (THE BAND)

Stone.

ALICE COOPER – Is Finally “Nominated” To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame… Now What?

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, heavy metal history, heavy metal music, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, Music, rock & roll, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

ALICE COOPER - Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for “acknowledging” that Alice Cooper exists! Wow… that must really had been a strenuous and heated debate for all of you “corporate” board of directors over there to make. So, what are all of us Alice Cooper fans supposed to do now? Are we supposed to be excited? Are we all supposed to fall for your phony “corporate” game over there at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Shame? This is the same “institution” that nominated the uncannily iconic KISS last year and then decided not to induct them. DOLTS! Now… KISS isn’t even nominated this year!? WTF? Alas, the whole KISS debacle is for another post… another day.

Rock ‘N’ Roll History 101 to the “corporate” Rock Music scholars over at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Shame: Alice Cooper was known as a “band”. That’s right, Alice Cooper (The Band). From 1969 to 1973, Alice Cooper (The Band) released 7 studio albums. Alice Cooper then went solo, with the release of Welcome To My Nightmare in 1975. Alice Cooper (solo) has released a total of 18 studio albums from 1975 to 2008.

SO… WHICH IS IT… ALICE COOPER (THE BAND) OR ALICE COOPER (SOLO) THAT IS NOMINATED? GET IT STRAIGHT ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF SHAME. GET WITH IT. IT SHOULD BE BOTH THAT ARE NOMINATED, YOU POP-MAINSTREAM DUNCES. DOLTS!

I have been a lifelong fan of Alice Cooper (The Band) and Alice Cooper (Solo). No, I am not seventeen years old either, there are those days I wish I was though. I am old enough to know that the selection process for the nominees and inductees into this Rock And Roll Hall Of Shame is politically motivated by a clique of decision makers who thinks ABBA carries more “musical excellence” than the likes of: RUSH, Cheap Trick, KISST. Rex and The Moody Blues. (LOL). There are many more to add to this legendary list, however, my Metal point has been made clear.

At the end of the day, true fans of Alice Cooper (The Band & Solo), will never tire of their loyalty. A true fan cherishes the music their favorite bands and musicians create, regardless of what some millionaire CEO and his “out of touch” board of directors may say, in some overpriced building in Cleveland, Ohio.

A Rock ‘N’ Roll icon such as Alice Cooper does not need to be reassured of his status and acceptance by induction into any damn hall of fame. Sure, it is an honor to be inducted… only it should be a bigger honor to know your fans revere your music and accept you for who you are, regardless. Alice Cooper is BIGGER than The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame… and that “establishment” knows it.

I say this time and again… that I revere many of the bands and musicians that have been inducted into this building. The slimy political posturing, that affects the nomination and induction process is what ruins what would have been a very grand idea from the very beginning… to have a credible Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for fans to gravitate to. Sadly, that “type” of Hall Of Fame just doesn’t exist for this Rock ‘N’ Roll fan.

* Here is the “original” band lineup for Alice Cooper (The Band)… maybe someone can pass this information along to the Rock Music “scholars” that oversee who gets inducted into that building in Cleveland.

Alice Cooper – vocalist

Glen Buxton – guitarist

Michael Bruce – guitarist, keyboardist

Dennis Dunaway - bass guitarist

Neal Smith – drummer

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER!

Stone.

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