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Gene Simmons

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Is a Sham!

5/29/2014 5:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

052914_gene_simmons_launchJust because Kiss was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it doesn't mean Gene Simmons has to like it ... because he's raggin' on the honor, calling out -- among others -- LL Cool J and Nirvana

The Kiss rocker told our photog ... he doesn't think rappers and disco artists have any place in the Hall of Fame.

He goes through a whole thing about Nirvana being overrated ... not nearly as influential as the Foo Fighters, he says.

Tough love.

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The Maharincess of Franistan    

Gene, I love you, but please shut up!!!

60 days ago
2.

Mike94    

Master P is about as rock and roll as Pantera to being rappers. I agree it is all political.

60 days ago
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STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

Nirvana's nevermind is 10x more influential in rock history than kiss's whole career combined. Gene simmons quit crying, treat ace and peter better and go play bridge at the old folks home.

60 days ago
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davidrshep    

Gene Simmons... We care what he thinks why?

60 days ago
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Mikey    

If Kiss belongs in the R & R Hall of Fame so does the Banana Splits.

He's right about rappers, madonna, et al.

60 days ago
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Anarchyinanaheim    

Kiss wrote the most influential song. "Let's put the X in sex"

60 days ago
7.

myopinion    

Gene Simmons needs to be quite and find a doctor to undo his plastic surgery. yuck!

60 days ago
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Mitch Sorenstein    

He looks better with his KISS makeup on. It hides the fugly

60 days ago
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PictureUp    

His Wig should be in the Wig Hall of Fame!

60 days ago
10.

Jordan    

Gene you are Absolutely right Disco Artist should not be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, So how did a Disco band like KISS ever get in?

60 days ago
11.

Ken    

He's right, and it's spelled KISS, not Kiss

60 days ago
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Patrick     

It's a shame but you got right up on their stage and crowed about it. Gene Simmons is a douche and will say anything even if it makes no sense. My God he is one ugly person with an uglier soul.

60 days ago
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Astrogenotype    

I like Nirvana, but Gene does make sense

60 days ago
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princess    

And a rock n roll band should never do a disco song (think I was made for loving you)

60 days ago
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JermaineJacksonsHairline    

So what its called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame its all about the music.Other genres of music is keeping R&RH OF alive because R&R is gone.

60 days ago
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