Wednesday, December 2, 2020

All-star Alice In Chains tribute highlights Museum Of Pop Culture event

An all-star lineup of rockers paid tribute to Alice In Chains when they were honored with a Founders Award by the Museum Of Pop Culture during its annual fundraising event on December 1.

The live-streamed evening – which honors artists who have made outstanding contributions to popular music – featured performances of Alice In Chains tracks by Metallica, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, members of Soundgarden with Tad Doyle and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Korn and Billy Corgan, among others.

“This band started 33 years ago, three and a half miles down the road in Ballard… it's a pretty amazing journey that we're still on,” says guitarist Jerry Cantrell. “There are so many great artists and friends who have contributed shout-outs and performances - it's been a really cool experience and William, Sean, Mike, and I would like to thank everybody. And, as we accept these awards, we want to remember our bandmates as well, Layne Staley and Mike Starr. Wow, what a night!””

Following the event, the museum, along with Amazon Music, announced the release of MoPOP Founders Award Honoring Alice In Chains: A Benefit for the Museum of Pop Culture, a brand-new Amazon Originals compilation.

Available for streaming only on Amazon Music, the compilation features highlights from the event, including Mastodon’s cover of “Again”; City and Colour’s take on “Rain When I Die;” two covers of “Would?” by KORN and Metallica; a rendition of “Man In the Box” by Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins, Corey Taylor, and Chris Chaney; and more. The compilation also features performances of “Your Decision” and “No Excuses” by Alice In Chains.

Listeners can access the compilation album simply by asking, “Alexa, play the MoPOP Founders Award album” in the Amazon app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices.

Proceeds raised by the Founders Award event go toward preserving pop culture history for tomorrow's generation, creating community with engaging programs and events, and motivating future creators to explore their own artistic expression.

So far the celebration has raised more than $600,000 and counting, attracting more than 275,000 views online throughout the evening.

For more details and/or to donate to the museum, visit

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