Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll.
Well by that criterion, Al would be a shoo-in if there were any justice in the world. After all, Al has perpetuated some rock and roll tunes onstage years and years after their original performers tanked and subsided into obscurity, or died. How many people would be listening to the music of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" live in concert today if it weren't for Al?
Sounds like it's time to send Jann Wenner some concert tickets. Maybe some Ak & Zuie tickets too. Yeah, it's funny music, but there are no bozos on that stage.