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Rock Hall snubs KISS, Gary Cherone; Google blacklists Hall of Fame web site


Google shows its solidarity with the KISS Army.

Somewhere, you can bet Gene Simmons is blood-capsule-spitting mad again this year, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum again declined to grant KISS entry onto its rolls. We're hoping for another Army protest. As psyched as we are that Grandmaster Flash made it in with the Furious Five, someone explain to us how R.E.-fucking-M. is more important than KISS. Someone who isn't Courtney Love or an indie-record-store nerd.

Also getting enshrined this year: the Ronnettes and Patti Smith (Patti will be breaking in the new ICA in Boston in February). No arguments there. Nor will you hear any complaints from us about letting Van Halen in the door. One thing though. Here's the breakdown on who exactly from Van Halen is getting in:

Van Halen (Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth)

We would've loved to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation. "OK, Van Halen is in." "Right, but which Van Halen?" "Oh, come the fuck on: the David Lee Roth Van Halen. Douchebag. Is that even a question?" "No, man, no: you invite DLR, you gotta invite Sammy. Eddie says so." "Well, OK, but there's no fucking way we're inviting that cocksucker from Extreme."

But come on -- why not? In the NFL, you don't even have to play the game to get a Super Bowl ring. If you're on the roster, you get the damn ring. Boston, stand up: email the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and demand that Gary Cherone gets added to the list.

In possibly completely unrelated news, when we attempted to search our way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum web site, we got the above warning from Google. We understand that visiting the RNR Hall may be bad for your brain, your ears, your heart, your conscience, and your sense of rightness in the universe . . . but now it's gonna fuck up our computers, too? Jesus.

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