Fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars and the pyrotechnics of their elaborate live performances aside, KISS has sold over 19 million records in the States (and over 80 million worldwide). With their trademark face paint and stage outfits, everyone knows KISS. They rock and roll all night AND party every day. Isn't that the essence of rock and roll??? Seriously, they've been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1999--what are the music industry peeps who get a vote in this thing waiting for? Who are the Moonglows (inducted in 2000) anyway? Gene Pitney? Lloyd Price? I digress...
KISS should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Period.