Alice In Chains' Cantrell Talks Rock Hall Prospects
"We're not into this to win awards," said Cantrell, "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.
"The best part was [Rush guitarist] Alex Lifeson's speech, but I also liked what [drummer] 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."
Cantrell hopes the band is inducted at some point, but notes that Pearl Jam and Nirvana will probably be the first from the '80s/'90s Seattle scene to be inducted.
He's glad to have come up during that particular era: "We were really lucky to be a part of, not just in our own town, great bands coming up. We're really proud to be one of those bands in that generation, there were so many of them." And it's fortunate for fans who came up during that era, and for those who were too young to experience it at the time, that many of those bands — including Alice In Chains — are still making records and playing those songs on the road. more on this story
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