Stooges, Genesis To Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
The Stooges and Genesis are to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year – but Kiss have been shunned.The induction happens on March 15 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.
Commenting on the honour, Iggy Pop told Rolling Stone: “We’ve been rejected seven times, and we would have set a record, I think, if it happened again. It started to feel like Charlie Brown and the football.
“I had about two hours of a strong emotional reaction after hearing the news. It felt like vindication. Then I kind of scratched my head and thought, ‘Am I still cool? Or is that over now?’”
One thing that’s unlikely to happen is a performance reunion of what many people regard as the classic Genesis line-up – vocalist Peter Gabriel, guitarist Steve Hackett, bassist Mike Rutherford, drummer Phil Collins and keyboard player Tony Banks.
Not only is Collins now virtually unable to play drums, but Banks is not convinced Gabriel would be interested in doing this for the first time since 1982.
Banks said: “I don’t think he’d be itching to play early 1970s Genesis music at the moment, Peter is a bit elusive, but I’ll probably talk to him soon and see if he has any concept of what he wants to do. I don’t feel a great need to play. I’m happy just to drink.”
Sadly, neither Kiss nor the Red Hot Chili Peppers – both of whom were originally on the original shortlist – have made the cut this time.