R.A. The Rugged Man has responded to recent comments made by KISS' Gene Simmons.
"You’ve got Grandmaster Flash in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?" Simmons recently said. "Run-DMC in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? You’re killing me. That doesn’t mean those aren’t good artists. But they don’t play guitar. They sample and they talk. Not even sing.”
Upon hearing about these remarks, R.A. posted a Twitter update regarding the KISS frontman.
"Gene Simmons from KISS says Grandmaster Flash & RUN DMC dont belong in Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. That make-up wearing clown can suck a dick," Rugged Man said in the Twitter post.
Following this, Rugged Man also posted a message to Gene Simmons. "Yo! @genesimmons this is a good look. You should try this more often," R.A. said in the Twitter post, which also included a link to a scene from the film Wanted: Dead or Alive, where Simmons' head explodes.
R.A. The Rugged Man also posted the following comment on his Facebook account: "RUN DMC's biggest records had live Rock guitars and rock instrumentation on them. They also put Aerosmith back on the map. And Run DMC's mix of the two genre's unquestionably influenced future rockers like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Korn, etc. Any one saying they dont belong are just clueless and ignorant."