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Gene Simmons says Rolling Stone’s 200 Greatest Singers list is nonsense

Gene Simmons is not holding back on the highly controversial Rolling Stone list that ranked the top 200 musicians of all time.

Here is everything you need to know.

Gene Simmons responds to Rolling Stone’s 200 Greatest Singers snub

TMZ recently caught up with Gene Simmons following Rolling Stone’s release of its 200 Greatest Singers of All Time.

For the unversed, the publication is currently facing public outrage for snubbing several music icons including Simmons.

Moreover, Simmons gave his take on the controversial list during a brief interview with the media outlet.

In addition, the Kiss singer indicated that according to him the list is all about who is popular and who is not. He added that Rolling Stone’s ranking is seemingly skewed and often can be deemed one-sided.

Besides that, the 73-year-old singer the whole thing is not frequently about singing. He stated that the list most of the time is based on style and who has a more recognizable voice.

Meanwhile, Simmons claims that he does not ‘give a f*ck’ about missing the cut in the Rolling Stones. 

Furthermore, he went on to take a dig at the publication saying that he wanted to buy Rolling Stones at one time.

Rolling Stones updated 200 Greatest Singers of All Time list ruffle the feathers of fans 

Rolling Stones began the New Year by updating its ranking which kicked off back in 2008 and honors the best vocalists in pop music.

However, this time the publication is facing mass outrage for excluding iconic singers. It snubbed artists such as Celine Dion, Pink, Justin Bieber, and Madonna, among many more.

Meanwhile, the publication wrote on social media, ‘This new list was compiled by our staff and key contributors. It encompasses 100 years of pop music as an ongoing global conversation.’

They further added that the criteria were based on, ‘originality, influence, the depth of an artist’s catalog, and the breadth of their musical legacy.’

Social media users react to Rolling Stones snubbing iconic singers 

Many netizens took to social media to share their disappointment and anger towards Rolling Stones for not including some of the iconic artists such as Cher, Janet Jackson, and Nat King Cole.

A user wrote, ‘What do you mean celine dion is not on the rolling stone list???’

Someone else chimed in saying, ‘I’m sorry, but Jennifer Hudson is a better singer than 95% of the people on that #RollingStone list.’


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