Fans of Canadian singer Céline Dion are protesting in front of Rolling Stone’s offices because Dion was not included in the “200 Greatest Singers of All Time” list.
Also, singer Ozzy Osbourne has been placed at number 112, while Bob Dylan is placed above Elvis Presley, and not including many legendary or uniquely talented rock and metal musicians,
Supporters of the “My Heart Will Go On” singer have already flooded social media with criticism, and a group of them now showed up in front of Rolling Stone’s office, with hand-drawn signs saying “Justice for Céline“, “Rolling Stone is Stoned”, and more.
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons was asked to comment on the recent Rolling Stone magazine “200 greatest singers of all time”, mentioning that placing singer Ozzy Osbourne at number 112 is ”a crime”.
More about this topic, the singer told TMZ:
“Well, it’s skewed. You have to consider who’s popular and who’s not. But if you really think about it, how good somebody sings may be part and parcel of what they do.
”For instance, if Jimi Hendrix, who had a long, well, actually a short career, but he was very famous, would he make it on ‘American Idol’? How about Bob Dylan… And I wrote songs with Bob Dylan; I know the guy. Would he make it on ‘American Idol’?
“How well you sing is not the most important thing. It’s, do you have style? Do you have a fingerprint that says, ‘I know that voice immediately’?”
Regarding Ozzy’s ranking, Simmons added:
“That’s a crime. Look, somebody sits in a backroom, Jann Wenner [Rolling Stone co-founder] and those guys, they sit in a back room and they decide things. Nobody asked me. Did they ask you? Apparently not.”