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Like beauty, the definition of good music is in the eye (or ear) of the beholder. But if you ask Gene Simmons, member of the classic rock band KISS, what constitutes good music, chances are his answer won’t be “rap.” In an interview with Rolling Stone, Simmons said, “I am looking forward to the death…

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Hip-hop artists have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in recent years, and the inclusion of rappers has brought with it considerable controversy. Since the induction of hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five in 2007, fellow legends such as Run-D.M.C., The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy have also joined icons of rock, soul and blues in the Rock Hall. Speaking to Rolling Stone at last week’s 2014 induction ceremony, Questlove shared his reaction to KISS guitarist/frontman Gene Simmons’ recent criticism of rappers being in the hall.

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The list of celebrities who have been invited to attend President Obama’s 57th inauguration will most certainly not include the following famous personalities. From the crazed “birthers” who wanted proof of Obama’s citizenship, to those who switched political loyalties, to those who threatened violence if Obama was reelected, to those who predicted Obama’s demise, we…

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