Alice In Chains Team Up With Puck Hcky For New Merch Collection

Alice In Chains have teamed up with hockey-themed brand Puck Hcky for a new merch collection. You can see what they have to offer HERE. Matt Marini, CEO of Puck Hcky, said the following about the collaboration:

“WOW! Had I been told back in 1991, when I saw them at an intimate, one-off-show at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Lansing, Michigan, that someday I would be involved in an Alice In Chains collaboration, I never would’ve believed it! Total dream come true for us. This is the band that truly brought the Seattle sound to all of us lucky fans and they continue to do so now! Every release Alice In Chains has put out has been special, from the heavier material of ‘Facelift’ and ‘Dirt’ to the acoustic jams of ‘Jar Of Flies’ to the new records, we love it all. It is an honor for Puck Hcky to be releasing this collection that we designed together, we could not be more thrilled! Alice In Chains is on the daily playlist at Puck Hcky, and always will be.”

Metallica, Korn, Mastodon, Etc. Cover Alice In Chains Tracks During Virtual MoPOP Awards Ceremony

Alice In Chains were honored with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture Founders Award during a special ceremony last night (December 1). The virtual event included performances from Alice In Chains, Metallica, Korn, Mastodon, and more.

Footage of the full ceremony can be found below. Here’s the setlist:

– Alice In Chains – “Your Decision” (8:18)
– Ann Wilson – “Rooster” (14:09)
– Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins, Corey Taylor, and Chris Chaney – “Man In The Box” (27:07)
– Duff McKagan and Shooter Jennings – “Down In A Hole” (34:08)
– Korn – “Would?” (43:04)
– Nancy Wilson, Mark Lanegan, and Liv Warfield – “Brother” (47:15)
– Fishbone – “Them Bones” (53:40)
– David’s Van – “Dam That River” (01:01:07)
– The Human Missile Crisis – “Swing On This” (01:02:01)
– Katyrose – “Your Decision” (01:02:52)
– Talaya – “All I Am” (01:04:44)
– Dallas Green – “Rain When I Die” (01:07:09)
– Liv Warfield – “Put You Down” (01:12:45)
– Mastodon – “Again” (01:19:56)
– Kim Thayil, Shaina Shepherd, Bubba Dupree, Bill Herzog, and Nathan Yaccino – “It Ain’t Like That” (01:26:41)
– Krist Novoselic, Kim Thayil, Jillian Raye, Jennifer Johnson, Jeff Fielder, and Ben Smith – “Drone” (01:32:37)
– Lily Cornell Silver and Chris Degarmo – “Black Gives Way To Blue” (01:43:20)
– Mark Lanegan, Maggie Bjorklund, Jeff Fielder, Ben Smith, and Ryan Waters – “Nutshell” (01:47:36)
– Ayron Jones, Jeff Fielder, Ben Smith, Andy Stoller, and Ryan Waters – “Heaven Beside You” (01:52:00)
– Soundgarden with Tad Doyle, Mike McCready, and Meagan Grandall – “Angry Chair” (01:58:52)
– Billy Corgan – “Check My Brain” (02:04:10)
– Metallica – “Would?” (02:07:47)
– Alice In Chains – “No Excuses” (02:15:23)
– Eric And Encarnación – “Black Gives Way to Blue” (02:23:47)

Metallica, Korn, Slipknot, Etc. Members To Pay Tribute To Alice In Chains At Museum Of Pop Culture’s Founders Award Ceremony

As previously reported, Alice In Chains are set to be honored with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture Founders Award during a virtual ceremony on December 1. Now, it has been revealed that members of Metallica, Korn, Slipknot, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, and more will also be paying tribute to the band during the event.

In addition to Alice In Chains, the ceremony will feature the following performers:

  • Metallica
  • Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Korn
  • Ann Wilson (Heart)
  • Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Dave Navarro & Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Mad Season)
  • Mastodon
  • Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
  • Krist Novoselic (Giants In The Trees, ex-Nirvana)
  • Shooter Jennings
  • Soundgarden members with Tad Doyle & Mike McCready
  • Dallas Green (City And Colour)
  • Lily Cornell Silver (daughter of Chris Cornell and Susan Silver)
  • Fishbone
  • Liv Warfield
  • Chris DeGarmo (Queensrÿche)
  • Ayron Jones
  • Bill Herzog
  • Bubba Dupree
  • Eric + Encarnacion
  • Jennifer Johnson & Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees)
  • Maggie Björklund
  • Martin Feveyear
  • Nathan Yaccino
  • Shaina Shepherd

An all-star house band will also be taking part as well. The following artists are also expected to make appearances, but are not scheduled to perform:

  • Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
  • Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
  • Les Claypool (Primus)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (‘Iron Man‘, ‘Sherlock Holmes‘)
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.)
  • Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

Fans can RSVP for the event at mopop.org/foundersaward. The Museum Of Pop Culture’s executive director Alexis Lee commented:

“As our principal fundraiser, Founders Award is always a special event for MoPOP and we’re thrilled this year to honor Alice In Chains and provide free access to this magical evening fans around the world. We’re proud to call Alice In Chains hometown heroes but we know we share them with the world.

It’s a testament to their lasting impact that this talented group of musicians has come together to pay tribute to the band’s contributions to music and pop culture. We’re able to show the next generation of creators what’s possible through the funds raised at the event that support our youth development programs, our community engagement and access initiatives, and of course, the cutting-edge exhibitions people from around the world come to Seattle to enjoy.

While this entire night of exclusive performances is free to view for all, our hope is to raise $1 million to support the museum in this difficult and unprecedented year.”

Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell continued:

“It feels truly special to receive the MoPOP Founders Award in our home town of Seattle. It’s also humbling to be joined by so many of our friends, peers and heroes to rock some AIC tunes. I hope people watching enjoy the show as much as we did putting it together. A big hearty thanks to everyone who participated in making this virtual thing happen during these strange times. Music has the power to unite, heal and inspire. It is all of ours. Let’s continue to create and celebrate that which feeds the soul. Rawk on!”

Alice In Chains’ Sean Kinney added:

“When we got to make our first record, I thought, great, we will be able to make one record, do our thing and hope for the best. Now, 30 years later to get this award and still be touring and making music is the most amazing feeling. We are brothers with all of the craziness that goes with it. This is for Layne, Mike, and for all of us now. We can’t wait to get back out on the road once this hellish pandemic is behind us.”

Alice In Chains Reveal Details For “Facelift” 30th Anniversary Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

Alice In Chains have revealed the details for their “Facelift” 30th anniversary deluxe vinyl box set. The set will be released on January 29, 2021 and it will feature a remastered version of the album. Here’s what it will include: an acrylic deluxe box with gel transparencies, 2XLP vinyl, an exclusive cassette, a custom hard cover photo book, a two-sided poster, a 12” slipmat, a sticker sheet, a tour laminate, and four art prints. You can pre-order that and a standalone vinyl release (out November 13) HERE.

Alice In Chains To Be Honored With 2020 Museum Of Pop Culture Founders Award

Alice In Chains are set to be honored with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award. The award will be presented during a special virtual event on December 1.

The following was said about the event [via Blabbermouth]:

“This one-night-only benefit will feature performances by ALICE IN CHAINS, as well as an acclaimed lineup of guest and youth musicians who will put their own twist on some of the band’s most iconic songs.

For the first time ever, this annual event will be moving from MoPOP’s Sky Church to an online platform where it will be accessible and open for all, giving pop culture lovers across the world an opportunity to connect and become a part of its creative community.

While this year’s Founders Award will stream for free and be open to all, like many arts organizations around the country, MoPOP has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. As a community supported non-profit museum and in-person gathering space, closing its doors was especially difficult.

All proceeds raised through Founders Award will provide relief by allowing MoPOP to continue to serve its community, reach young people, and preserve its shared pop culture history during this difficult time.”

The band also tweeted the following:

Alice In Chains Planning “Facelift” 30th Anniversary Edition Box

Alice In Chains are planning to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Facelift” with a deluxe box set. The band said the following about that:

“Over the next 30 days we will be celebrating 30 years of Facelift, our debut album released August 21, 1990. Follow along each day to see exclusive interview clips, live performances, and first peeks at our forthcoming Facelift vinyl reissue deluxe anniversary box set, which will be announced and available for pre-sale soon. We are looking forward to sharing memories with you over these next 30 days. To start, featured here is an original Facelift promotional poster from 1990.”

Khemmis, Thou, Etc. To Be Featured On New Tribute To Alice In Chains’ “Dirt”

Magnetic Eye Records will be releasing a tribute to Alice In Chains’ “Dirt” on September 18. The effort, which is titled “Dirt (Redux),“ can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp.

“Dirt (Redux)“ Track Listing:

01. Thou – “Them Bones”
02. Low Flying Hawks – “Dam That River”
03. High Priest – “Rain When I Die”
04. Khemmis – “Down In A Hole”
05. These Beasts – “Sickman”
06. Howling Giant – “Rooster”
07. Forming The Void – “Junkhead”
08. Somnuri – “Dirt”
09. Backwoods Payback – “God Smack”
10. Black Electric – “Iron Gland”
11. -(16)- – “Hate To Feel”
12. Vokonis – “Angry Chair”
13. The Otolith – “Would?“

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) Discusses His Career On GibsonTV‘s “Icons” Series

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) is featured on the latest episode of GibsonTV‘s “Icons” Series. The following was said about the episode:

“In the latest episode of “Icons”, Gibson TV sits down with one of the most iconic rock musicians of our generation, Jerry Cantrell to learn about his early years in Spanaway, Washington and the birth of the Seattle sound. The show takes a deep dive into his 30-plus year career in music as the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of Alice In Chains, and as a solo artist.”

Alice In Chains Appear In “AdventureQuest 3D” & “AQWorlds”

Alice In Chains have appeared in “AdventureQuest 3D” and “AQWorlds” as part of a month long event in the “Battle Concert Arena.” A virtual version of the band can be seen playing an in-game concert as players battle monsters. This news comes after Korn previously took part in a similar event.

Alice In Chains To Release “All Secrets Known” Bourbon

Few Spirits and Warner Music Artist Services have teamed up with Alice In Chains to create a new limited-release bourbon called “All Secrets Known.” The drink was distilled by Few Spirits master distiller Paul Hletko and it features a custom-designed label by artist Justin Helton. It is a 101 proof (50.5% ABV) bourbon that was finished for six months in tequila barrels.

Hletko said the following:

“There are no two spirits that have a closer association with rock and roll than whiskey and tequila. Bringing together elements of both, but in an unconventional, innovative way, is an illustration of what we try to do every time we distill a new product.

Alice in Chains is part of one of very few movements that can be legitimately credited with shapeshifting an entire culture, beginning with their first album, ‘Facelift’. For us distilling, like making music, is about having the courage to ask, ‘What if we…’ and being excited to find the answers — unlocking those secrets.

Nobody sounds like Alice in Chains. We were inspired by their courage to create a sound that flouted convention and thought, ‘There are lots of tequilas finished in bourbon barrels, but it’s rare to find a widely available bourbon finished in tequila barrels. Let’s do that instead.'”

Matt Young, EVP of Warner Music Artist Services, added:

“Our team always seeks out the best in the business when it comes to our artist product collaborations. Few Spirits was a no-brainer when the idea first came up to create an Alice in Chains bourbon whiskey.”

Helton also commented:

“I’ve been a fan of Alice In Chains forever, with ‘Jar Of Flies’ being one of the first CDs I ever owned. ‘I Stay Away’ and ‘No Excuses’ were on repeat in my room. For this design, I found inspiration in the name All Secrets Known. The eye in the mouth is a play on seeing all that’s been spoken. The color scheme is a nod to ‘Black Gives Way To Blue’, the album on which the song ‘All Secret Known’ appears.

Brainville led to access. Doors started opening and I’ve always felt like when you get a chance to work with cool people you admire, you’ve got to at least check it out. As a longtime fan of Alice In Chains and someone who has at various points made his living as a guitar player, the opportunity to work with someone like Jerry Cantrell, whose sound is unlike any other, was one we were determined to see through come hell or high water.”

The bourbon will be available in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York and Washington. It will also be available on ReserveBar.com.

[via Blabbermouth]