Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell was asked recently in an interview with Radio.com about the chances of his band getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Alice In Chains' debut album, Facelift, came out in 1990, which would make the group eligible in 2015. Cantrell, who performed at this year's ceremony with inductees Heart, said about the possibility, "We're not in this to win awards. And that's the attitude I went there with. And I have to say, in fairness, that my opinion was a bit changed by being a guest with Heart and seeing how much it meant for them. It was a cool show, it was with a lot of respect. I was kind of moved."

Cantrell added, "I also liked what (Rush drummer and Hall of Fame inductee) Neil Peart said: 'For years, we've been saying that this isn't a big deal. Turns out: it's a pretty big deal!' It was cool to see him say that."

Alice In Chains' fellow Seattle groups, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, are also at or close to eligibility. Soundgarden is eligible now, while Pearl Jam will celebrate 25 years since the release of Ten in 2016.