Another band that has been passed over time and time again is Kiss. Their influence on many modern bands in many genres is evident. Their sales figures dwarf many who have already been inducted. Despite the protests of fans year after year, Kiss seems destined never to enter the Hall.
Numerous other acts have been passed over that tower over many other nominees and inductees. Rush has a grand total of 24 gold and 14 platinum records and have sold 40 million units worldwide. Yet, the Hall has no time for them nor many others. The list is endless of acts that could and, depending on which fan you talk to, should have been inducted by now.
Maybe that’s the issue. After so many years of the public seeing a slew of deserving acts passed over for whatever Jann Wenner thinks is relevant at the moment or whatever may be stuck in his iPod, the public may simply no longer care about the Hall.
The inclusion of any given act is not measured by personal tastes, but by the accomplishments they have achieved during their careers. The Hall of Fame, however, seems to operate in reverse of those very criteria.
Because of that backwards thinking, it feels as though the least relevant aspect of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is, in fact, the Hall of Fame. With so many deserving acts passed over year after year, the public seems disinterested in the Hall of Fame in any way, shape, or form. All of those years of deciding for themselves who is relevant and who is not may have rendered the Hall itself impotent, as people have lost any feeling for who’s in the Hall anymore.