KISS frontman and rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley recently posted a tweet on his Twitter account and told off the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee for still not inducting Iron Maiden even though they have helped spawn an entire genre of music.’

As you know KISS was founded back in 1973 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, who later on recruited Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. Iron Maiden was also formed around the same time in 1975, in the United Kingdom. To this day, they have released four EPs, sixteen studio albums, and thirteen live albums.

Iron Maiden is considered to be the pioneer of the new wave of British heavy metal, and they have inspired numerous iconic bands, from old-school metal bands like Metallica to new generation bands like Avenged Sevenfold. However, although they have been eligible to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2004, they still haven’t.

In his recent tweet, Paul Stanley showed his support for Iron Maiden and said that it is insane how such an influential band still hasn’t been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stanley said that it doesn’t matter whether the band members care about it or not, they need to be inducted because ‘they have helped spawn an entire genre of music.’

Here’s what Paul Stanley said in his tweet:

“Regardless of whether it matters to them, Maiden not being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is INSANITY. Regardless of who is writing in or not, the Committee must induct them. They have helped spawn an entire genre of music. What else do you need to do?”

You can check out Paul Stanley’s tweet below.