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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The top 5 biggest omissions

- Staff

Newscom/File

3. KISS

The flamboyant, fire-breathing New Yorkers have been playing their particular brand of over-the-top rock music since 1973 and have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Best known for their campy live performances, featuring kabuki makeup, smoke bombs, dry ice, and pillars of fire, KISS epitomized 1970s hard-rock extravagance and established the sound of 1980s arena rock.

KISS deserves induction to the Hall of Fame for introducing more spectacle and hysteria to rock music and for helping to create the American hard-rock sound. Maybe the 2011 induction of Alice Cooper, one of the band's theatrical early influences, will pave the way for their nomination soon.


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