In terms of image and critical acclaim, there's a huge gap between Nirvana and KISS .
As for which band is more worthy of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , the public has given a slight edge to the group led by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley .
With 17.22 percent of the rock hall's online fan vote , KISS squeaked past Nirvana, which finished with 15.69 percent. Rounding out the top five in the poll, which closed December 10, were Deep Purple , Yes and Daryl Hall and John Oates .
All five acts will now be included together as one fan ballot, which will count toward the official rock hall voting for the class of 2014.
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