During a recent interview Kiss band member Gene Simmons complained about the induction of Run DMC and Grandmaster Flash into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He said
If you don’t play guitar and you don’t write your own songs, you don’t belong there…A few people decide what’s in and what’s not. And the masses just scratch their heads. You’ve got Grandmaster Flash in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Run-DMC in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? You’re killing me! That doesn’t mean those aren’t good artists. But they don’t play guitar. They sample and they talk. Not even sing!”
Subtle shade Gene, subtle shade.