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.”

Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Etc. Members To Take Part In Virtual David Bowie Tribute Concert

Various artists will be paying tribute to the late David Bowie with a special virtual concert on January 8, 2021. The event, which is being called “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!,” was organized by Bowie‘s longtime bandmate Mike Garson and tickets for it can be found HERE. In addition to members of Bowie‘s band, the show will also feature Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Corey Glover (Living Colour), and more.

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Eddie Van Halen

As previously reported, Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist and some of the various posts can be found below:

David Lee Roth (Van Halen):

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What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..

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Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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No words…Heartbroken, my love to the family💔

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Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family.

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Metallica:

AC/DC:

Gene Simmons (KISS):

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler:

Pantera:

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #EddieVanHalen

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Brian May (Queen):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.):

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

Nickelback:

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Vernon Reid (Living Colour):

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Gary Holt (Exodus, etc.):

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I am CRUSHED. Loss of words. RIP. One of my hero’s. FUCK 2020

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Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, etc.):

Bret Michaels (Poison):

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers):

My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Etc. Set For 2021 Riot Fest

Riot Fest will not be taking place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the event will be returning to Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 16-19, 2021. Here’s the initial lineup: My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), Vic Mensa, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, Thrice, Circa Survive, K.Flay, Toots And The Maytals, Jawbox, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, Bayside, L7, Meg Myers, Pup, Mayday Parade, Fever 333, Living Colour, Big Freedia, SWMRS, Beach Bunny, Alex G, Thursday, Saves The Day, Don Broco, Joywave, Hepcat, Fishbone, Boston Manor, The Sounds, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Beach Goons, Meet Me @ The Altar, Radkey, Holy Fawn, and Chubby And The Gang.

Living Colour Premiere New Video For “This Is The Life” Featuring Footage From Ongoing Protests

Living Colour have shared a new video for their song “This Is The Life.” The clip features footage from the ongoing demonstrations as protesters continue to stand against systemic racism and police brutality following the police killing of George Floyd. The track appears on the band’s 1990 album “Time’s Up.” Living Colour commented:

“‘Time’s Up’ was released 30 years ago and sadly we’re still fighting the same fight. If you don’t like the current agenda, it’s your responsibility to go out an VOTE!”

Watch Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, & Butcher Babies Members Cover Living Colour’s “Funny Vibe” With Corey Glover

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), and Henry Flurry (Butcher Babies) have shared a quarantine cover of Living Colour‘s “Funny Vibe,” which they worked on with Corey Glover himself. You can see footage of that below:

Benante commented:

“Well, if you gonna cover a @livingcolourofficial tune one thing is for sure: you better have someone who can sing. So… Why not having Mr. @coreyglover himself?! How cool is that?! I have a history with @livingcolour and this is beyond crazy to me that I get to “play” with Corey.

And even better to do it once again with my “online rhythm section partner” @ra_diaz (is that a thing now?) @suicidaltendencies and our friend @henryflury @butcherbabies
At a time when rock was increasingly looking beyond its own frontiers for inspiration, Living Colour’s #vivid was a genre-mashing stake in the ground, taking hard rock, modern jazz, funk and soul and more and binding them together with an incisive political spirit.

The Amazing musicianship throughout this music was incredible to take in. It was heavy and aggressive, yet improvisational and inventive. There was a groove to it and it was slamming in the assault.

One of my highlights was having @livingcolourofficial join us on Our European tour, it was one of my favorite tours. Night after night I would watch them Improvise and Create Music…it was inspiring. @ripmagazineofficial Lonn Friend @instadude74 Came out on that tour and gave us the cover, things were good.

Here is our Version of “funny Vibe” with a very special Guest @coreyglover I hope we did it justice. #funnyvibe”

Gears Share Video For Cover Of Living Colour’s “Cult Of Personality” Feat. Corey Glover

Gears have released a cover of Living Colour’s “Cult Of Personality.” The track features Corey Glover himself and an official video for it can be found below. Drummer Jimmy Wooten commented:

“‘Cult of Personality’ is a song that we always wanted to cover. That groove, that riff, the vocals, lyrical content … Everything about it has always stuck out to us and been a personal favorite. To have the opportunity to not only record a song that is important to us, but to have Corey Glover himself come in and perform on that track, it was truly a special moment. He was so easy and fun to work with and the final product is really something that we are extremely proud of”

[via Revolver]

Disciples Of Verity (Living Colour, Ex-God Forbid, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Worthy”

Disciples Of Verity, the band featuring Corey Glover (Living Colour), George Pond (ex-Negative Sky), Corey Pierce (ex-God Forbid), Mark Monjoy (Sekond Skyn), and Danny Puma (Negative Sky), have premiered a new song titled “Worthy.” This track features Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy) and it will appear on the group’s upcoming album “Pragmatic Sanction.” Glover commented:

“No matter what you go through, as long as you’re breathing and still here to see another day, it is another chance. Being worthy though, that is the rub you are always trying to figure out. The heart and mind play against each other. Your mind may say you aren’t good enough, but your heart knows you are worthy. That said, I am here for a reason. I am ‘worthy.'”

[via Revolver]

HELLYEAH, Maria Brink (In This Moment), Etc. Added To 2020 Shiprocked Cruise

HELLYEAH, In This Moment’s Maria Brink (solo piano lounge set), Ra, and Aeges have all been added to the 2020 Shiprocked Cruise. The event will take place from February 1-6, with The Carnival Valor set to depart from New Orleans, with stops in Key West and Cozumel.

Previously announced bands include:

Halestorm
Alter Bridge
Asking Alexandria
Badflower
Beartooth
Black Stone Cherry
Cane Hill
Dead Posey
Dead Sara
DED
Goodbye June
Hands Like Houses
Hyro The Hero
Ice Nine Kills
Living Colour
Of Mice & Men
Royal Tusk
SHVPES
Vein
We Are Band Nerds

Furthermore, the following artists will also be performing as part of an all-star jam band called The Stowaways:

Aaron Spiers (RavenEye)
Andy Vargas (Santana)
Alessandro “AP” Paveri (Gemini Syndrome)
Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory)
Carly Smithson (We Are The Fallen)
Chris Traynor (Bush)
Chris Volz (Flaw)
CJ Pierce & Jasen Moreno (Drowning Pool)
Clint Lowery & Morgan Rose (Sevendust)
Dameon & Gabe Aranda (Aranda)
Geno Lenardo (formerly of Filter)
Jasen Rauch (Breaking Benjamin)
Jason Womack & Phil Buckman (Fuel)
Jeff Fabb & John DeServio (Black Label Society)
Joey Duenas (Ünloco)
John Tempesta (The Cult)
J.R. Bareis (Love and Death)
Leo Moracchioli
Lukas Rossi
Mark Vollelunga (Nothing More)
Todd Morse (The Offspring touring member)
Uliana Preotu (Cilver)
Will Hunt (Evanescence)

Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) On His New Project With Corey Glover (Living Colour): “It’s Just A Conglomeration Of Styles All Melded Into One”

During a recent interview on the Talking Metal podcast, Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) talked a bit about his new project with Corey Glover (Living Colour). According to him, the music will be “a conglomeration of styles all melded into one.”

Orlando said the following:

“[The music is] just straight-up rock. It’s heavy rock. Of course, it’s just one hundred percent chock-full of Corey Glover and my guitar styles. [It’s] bluesy [and] funky. There’s a little RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE in there. There’s a little bit of soul in there. All the stuff that I love kind of just melded into one melting pot. It’s just a conglomeration of styles all melded into one. There’s no one particular thing that it screams. It’s just heavy, hard rock kick in you know what. [Laughs]”

He went on to say the album is “one of the best things [he’s] have ever done” and that Glover “is not only the coolest cat going, but he is one of the greatest singers on this earth.” He continued: “It’s such an amazing experience to play with Corey and to be doing an album with him.”

Orlando also added:

“It’s everything you would imagine from Corey, and I add my element to it, which is different than I’ve ever done. It’s not ADRENALINE MOB, it’s not SONIC STOMP — this is something really cool and different for me, so it’s even that much more special for me.”

The duo have already recorded nine songs and may do a few more. The effort is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, despite their busy schedules:

“[Corey] has a big schedule, and I’ve been doing a lot of stuff and working behind the scenes, redoing my entire recording studio and just getting really back into this now. So, yeah, it’s just basically [a matter of] scheduling.”

Orlando and Glover will perform at the Iridium in New York City on September 9.

[via Blabbermouth]