James Hetfield wants to kick the door down for Rush and Kiss

James Hetfield of Metallica feels a little guilty about his band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, when so many of his greatest influences haven't been recognized yet. Hetfield mentioned earlier that he would like to see Motörhead get in someday, and now he's stumping for arguably two of the biggest snubbed bands out there, Rush and Kiss.
Hetfield expressed some embarrassment at being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before some acts who were an inspiration for Metallica. Metallica will be made a member of the illustrious club on April 4.

"We've been nominated and we are still alive," he said.

"It's ironic that a band that has been inspired by all of these other ones are getting in there before them. We are going to go up there and kick some ass and kick the door down for some heavy bands that have not been recognized, like Rush and Kiss."

Hetfield will have the chance to influence future inductions because as a Hall of Famer he gets to be on the Voting Committee. However, the importance of the voters has greatly diminished over the last few years because there are fewer artists placed on the ballot by the super-influential Nominating Committee. This year, two thirds of the artists who were on the ballot will be inducted.
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