Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready helped usher fellow Seattle-ites Heart into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night. He played with Ann and Nancy Wilson and the rest of the band following their heartfelt acceptance speech as the group ripped through ferocious versions of “Crazy On You” and “Barracuda” as well as a tender “Dreamboat Annie”

McCready came backstage and I asked him what his favorite Heart song was and what the pioneering rock band  had meant to him growing up.  His answer is in the video.

Though it’s not included in the video, McCready was also asked what he thought his chances were for Pearl Jam getting into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  (If you want to feel old, PJ will actually be eligible within the new few years: an act is eligible 25 years after its first recording is released).

McCready replied “you never know,” but added that he was really rooting for Kiss to get in and pulled back his jacket to reveal a Kiss button.  Hey Mike, we’re thinking Pearl Jam will get in before Kiss... or maybe you can go in the same year.

Joining Heart in the class of 2013 were Albert King, Rush, Public Enemy, Randy Newman, Lou Adler, Quincy Jones, and Donna Summer.

Read HitFix's live-blog commentary of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony here.