Slaves On Dope, Mastodon, Limp Bizkit, 311, Filter, Etc. Members Cover Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song”

The Kings Of Quarantine, the project featuring Slaves On Dope‘s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine and Mastodon‘s Bill Kelliher, have released a cover of Jane’s Addiction‘s “Mountain Song.” The track features Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Aaron “P-Nut” Wills (311), Richard Patrick (Filter), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), Bert McCracken (The Used), and Tanner Wayne (In Flames) and a video for it can be found below. All of the proceeds from the cover will go towards Roadie Relief. Rockman commented:

“We hope to not only put a smile on people’s faces, but also help the touring staff that have been severely affected by the pandemic.”

Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Oceans Of Slumber, Etc. Help Unveil Cards From New Viking-Inspired “Magic: The Gathering” Set

“Magic: The Gathering” have recruited a number of metal acts to help unveil cards in their new Viking-inspired set “Kaldheim.” The following bands participated: Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Oceans Of Slumber, Torche, Angra, Rhapsody Of Fire, and Smoulder. You can find videos from those groups below:

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)

Mammoth WVH Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH project has been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. That event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, and Fit For A King.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, and Contracult Collective.

October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South Of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Mammoth WVH, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien Weaponry, Law, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, and The Cold Stares.

Mastodon Might Record Two New Albums If The COVID-19 Pandemic Persists For A Long Time

Mastodon recently started the recording process for their new album, but after its finished the band may not stop there. The group had a lot of material going into the sessions and they are considering working on another record if the COVID-19 pandemic persists for a long time.

Brann Dailor told Full Metal Jackie the following about the excess material [via Loudwire]:

“It is a good problem to have. It’s also a little bit stressful because I feel we have had too much time off. Like a lot of groups, we have had too much time and we’re constantly working. We had the shut down for a couple of months, but we’re back at it.

I guess it’s a good thing we’re still wanting to come down here and wanting to work on our 20-year-old project that we have been calling Mastodon. It’s exciting to me because every time you go to approach writing new stuff, you say, ‘Well, when is this well going to dry up? When are we going to go looking and can’t find it anymore?’

That is always a fear that a lot of musicians and artists go through.

Sometimes you do have a mild case of writer’s block or maybe you have a severe case of writer’s block. That isn’t the case with us, luckily. We have an abundance of material and a lot of really great things. The hardest part is going to be picking the ones that go on the actual album because there are too many songs at this point. We want to put maybe 10-12 songs on the album and we have like 30.”

He also added:

“That’s a lot. That’s too much [laughs] but I think it is coming into focus now. The ones that we are wanting to play more than the other ones, those are the ones that are going to make it. But even with the ones we are really, really digging there are still too many of those — there are like 20 of those.

There is always room for new ideas too. We were jamming the other day and we had like 30 songs we could be running through and we started writing something brand new. It’s like, “STOP!” …but don’t stop as well.

As much as I think it’s kind of not the best to have one in the chamber, I don’t necessarily think it’s great for us to release a double album. I don’t see the problem recording a full length album and then because of the fact that we are not going to be able to go on tour immediately, record another full length album not far after.

I think that that’s a possibility that we will have an abundance of music and we will have an abundance of stuff that we really dig that we can release to the public while we are still in this muck.”

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.”