KISS in the early years were a huge part of BIG arena show days. Their songs were secondary to the act and what they have become since is plug and play opinions. Wanna be buried in a KISS coffin, pony up but the early-mid-70's were owned by the kiss machine. Maiden IMO, was a shell of itself from the original Paul Dianno days. Bruce Dickinson was cool at first but evolved into the pillow biting window licker he is today. Rush gets their merit from a pure technical standpoint. Seriously, they did more with less as a 3 man band. Neil Peart is arguably one of the best drummers still alive and almost ever. No top 10 list is valid without him in it. Geddy lee...if you just listen to the bass line he IS the bass humping your face. Alex Lifeson... Serious, HOF material whether you dig em or not.