Eligible Since: 1999
Years Nominated: 2010
Why They Deserve It: Easily the most polarizing band on this list, Kiss splits popular opinion between iconic rock group and gimmicky marketing scheme. Their commercial clout is undeniable – the band has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and has raked in untold millions through relentless merchandising, slapping its logo on everything from pinball machines to caskets. And there is no denying the masterful rock anthem that is “Rock and Roll All Nite.” But the sticky issue of artistic merit is what seems to be putting the band’s induction on ice, at least for the time being. —Jeff Royer
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