10 Legendary Rock Bands That Aren't In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

8. Alice in Chains

Most of the Seattle grunge scene was defined by a certain level of darkness. This was a part of the country where it rains 9 months out of the year, so it was only natural to plug into an amp in your basement and write some songs to pass the time. Nirvana and Pearl Jam may have already got their accolades from the Hall at this point, but we're missing out on the darkest of Seattle's children.

Though Alice in Chains tend to fall more in the category of metal a lot of the time, there's a lot more eclectic songs in there than just tracks to bang your head against the wall. In the face of crippling addiction, every one of these albums has held up surprisingly well, with Layne Staley trying to stay on the straight and narrow while making you feel every single bit of his pain on tracks like Down in a Hole and Would?. Even when they mellow out without the distortion, their acoustic work is one of the best ways to subvert the Seattle sound, bringing an almost country inspired twang to everything.

If they do end up getting in, it would feel like a good way of adding some closure to the next half of the band, with William DuVall paying tribute to Layne's songs these days and adding their own unique spin to it. The classic period of Alice in Chains might not be around that much anymore, but those songs have only risen in stature in the past few years.

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