Kiss is an act that has defined the rock genre, yet the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has not found a place for the band that has the third-highest total of platinum albums in rock history. Selective "open-mindedness" - or maybe mission creep - however, has let in blue-state favorites such as Madonna and the Beastie Boys. (Associated Press)

Kiss is an act that has defined the rock genre, yet the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has not found a place for the band that has the third-highest total of platinum albums in rock history. Selective "open-mindedness" - or maybe mission creep - however, has let in blue-state favorites such as Madonna and the Beastie Boys. (Associated Press)