The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s website has confirmed the nominees for its Class of 2017 will be announced on Tuesday at 8AM.
Cleveland.com is reporting that Pearl Jam are ‘a heavy favorite’ to be inducted. This year’s newly eligible acts also include Tupac Shakur, PJ Harvey, and Alanis Morissette. Other previous nominees expected to receive heavy consideration are Janet Jackson, Chic, The Smiths, The Cars, Nine Inch Nails, Sting, Kraftwerk, Yes and The Spinners. The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in April.
Alice In Chains singer/guitarist William DuVall discussed AIC’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame chances in a recent interview with Alternative Nation.
“I don’t know, I don’t really think too much about that sort of thing. I’m interested in just doing work that I believe in. The run in Alice has been pretty good, if the Hall of Fame comes knocking, I’m sure we’ll answer the door, but that’s not really in our control. A lot of that stuff is so far removed from us and our every day experience, so it’s best to just sort of keep on with what we do.”
Kim Thayil discussed Soundgarden possibly being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 interview with Alternative Nation.
“It’s not a particular objective or goal of mine, so I could take it or leave it. I imagine from what I’ve heard from friends, they say it’s really a lot of fun for fans, they say the fans get excited about it. The opportunity to meet and play with your peers, and maybe some heroes. That is probably the exciting thing about it, but seriously it’s kind of a strange accolade. It’s not like you have achieved something superior in performance like a baseball player, like the baseball Hall of Fame. [The Hall of Fame is kind of like] where you achieve commercial success, durable commercial success. Well that already is rewarded monetarily, and it’s rewarded with plaques or whatever.
So you have a Hall of Fame for people who made a lot of money for other people? That’s what it ends up being, but people I know who have experienced this say the best part about it is working with other musicians, to be able to play with those musicians, and they regard the enthusiasm that the fans have for that experience. So, I think for that reason, you make a lot of people happy and you can have some new experiences, that would be a great thing for us to do. But I’m not going to lose sleep over it, because I think [of] our days [as] make music, make records, and play our songs.”