This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rewrites Kiss, Nirvana History

Can you tell whoever looks after Chad Channing that he isnt being inducted  It is just Dave, Krist and Kurt.

Geez, was Hall co-founder Jann Wenner too tied up at Rolling Stone to go to Channing's place and kick him in the testicles himself? It's a bush-league move, but it befits a bush-league Hall of Fame.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum isn't without its failings, but at least it gets the basics right. It stopped asking inductees which team's cap they wanted displayed on their Hall of Fame plaque back in 2001, but it still acknowledges a player or coach's entire career regardless of whose cap is on their bas relief head. Wade Boggs may have done a guest spot on Cheers and allegedly drunk 64 beers on a flight while with the Boston Red Sox, but his ensuing years with the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays are still etched in bronze. Dave Winfield may not have liked the Yankees or owner George Steinbrenner very much when he was inducted with a San Diego Padres hat on his head, but he can't erase his years with the Yankees listed under that image. And sorry, Mariners fans, but Ken Griffey Jr.'s time in Cincinnati and Chicago doesn't disappear just because he came back to end his career in Seattle.

This is what Kiss' Gene Simmons is angling for and what Nirvana's Channing likely thought was going to happen. It's not as if there isn't precedent for it. In between boorish swipes at hip-hop and pop acts in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Simmons has made some valid points about how the folks behind Cleveland's little music trinkets run their shop.

"Well, you have a group like the Eagles who continue to be our contemporaries and every member that has even been in the Eagles has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," he told Entertainment Weekly. "But you're only gonna honor the first [KISS] lineup that was together for seven years? We've been around forty years."

Yep, back in 1998, the Hall decided that the right thing to do was to induct all seven men who'd been part of The Eagles since 1971 -- regardless of who founded the band or what the last touring lineup was. When the Hall inducted The Ramones in 2002, it didn't get everybody -- lesser-known Richie, Elvis and C.J. were left off the invite list -- but it did induct two of the band's drummers, Tommy and Marky Ramone.

2 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,053.71 +23.50 0.13%
S&P 500 2,088.77 +6.89 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,806.8590 +33.3870 0.70%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs