Today among the announced nominees were KISS (who have sold more albums than anyone expect the Beatles), and Genesis, who deserve to be in there as much as many of the other nominees who were around many fewer decades, influenced far fewer people and wore less interesting costumes in the 70s.
Me? I think the whole notion of the Hall is bogus. Unlike awards that are voted on by fans and the general population, the HoF has always been run by a panel of various musicians, industry people, journalists etc. And while many of those are well respected and have good taste, it’s always been a bit of a private club. The only reason KISS is nominated is because you just cannot continue to ignore those record sales numbers forever. Which is why Rush will eventually make it in as well.
And no, I don’t really care. BUT, if Genesis were to win, we would hopefully finally see the original five guys reunited if just for one night (if Phil could pull himself out of retirement), and it would be a damn shame to not see all four original KISS guys kiss and make up for one night as well.
That, I would watch.