While many of the other Grunge acts drew from Punk, it could be argued that Soundgarden had more of a Metal root. They received a lot of notice in the Pacific Northwest and many musical experts predicted that it would be Soundgarden (and not Nirvana) that would bring the musical focus to that region. Although they were not the first to hit it big, they did make it, and quickly became a favorite of many. The mid 90’s were especially good to Soundgarden as they had hit records, and headlined Lollapalooza. They broke up in 1997, but many look back to that era and paint Soundgarden as the best of that scene. They might very well be, but we think the odds are very good that the Hall wants Nirvana and Pearl Jam first. What worries us is that the Hall may feel that is sufficient respect paid to the Seattle sound.