Originally Posted by PedroBourbon
Because he became muslim and changed his name to Yusuf Islam, that is exactly why.
The sheer length of KISS' career and album sales alone SHOULD get them in. The Hall has always had it out for these guys, I guess they are perceived as a gimmick. I think Gene Simmons is one arrogant SOB but he is one heck of a business person and has become super wealthy as a result.
Or it could be he had a handful of good albums (one great) and quit the business.
But you're probably more right than me (IE see Heart)