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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: (L-R) Inductees Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons of KISS attend the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on April 10, 2014 in New York City.

The 2018 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was announced two weeks ago, but unlike past years, there seems to be something different about this class:   There’s little to no drama surrounding the inductees.

While it’s nice to see everyone seemingly getting along (for now), it just doesn’t seem like a proper Rock Hall induction without something crazy happening.  With that in mind, here are eight of the biggest drama moments in Rock Hall induction history.


Good lord…who could forget this one?!  KISS’ induction was long overdue, but they certainly made up for the late honor with a whole boatload of drama.  From controversy around only the original four members being inducted to whether or not the band would perform to the all-out war of words in the press, it’s amazing the band were inducted without a hitch.



This one was awkward.  When Blondie was inducted in 2006, past group members Frank Infante, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison and Gary Valentine were invited to attend the ceremony, but Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke wouldn’t let them perform.  During the band’s acceptance speeches, all the performance controversy came to a head thanks to Infante’s time at the mic.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights