Earlier in the year, Paul Stanley made his opinion of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame very clear, revealing that he did not see KISS’ nomination for induction as an honor. Despite this, Stanley accepted the induction along with Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. However, following the induction, Stanley criticized the Hall’s treatment of KISS while the band attended the ceremony.
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) April 13, 2014
@JannWenner & his RRHOF made sure to treat us as uninvited guests. No passes. No schedule and on. We were great and he remains a small man.— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) April 12, 2014
Likely connected to Stanley’s criticism of Wenner, Gene Simmons tweeted his own jab at Rolling Stone by linking to a less than stellar review of Led Zeppelin’s debut album:
ROLLING STONE. IDIOTS THEN. IDIOTS NOW....http://t.co/y5x0mxs6Wh— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) April 13, 2014
Simmons followed up by tweeting the link to a song by Christopher Milk, a band which consisted of the writer who penned the Led Zeppelin review, John Mendelsohn:
HERE IS THE ROLLING STONE WRITER WHO PANNED ZEP'S 1ST ALBUM. HIS BAND..MORON...https://t.co/419kBWCVWg— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) April 13, 2014