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.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam, Etc. Members To Perform At “Will Ferrell’s Best Night Of Your Life” Benefit

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith has recruited a number of artists to participate in an all-star jam at “Will Ferrell’s Best Night Of Your Life” benefit. The group, who will perform under the moniker “Chad Smith’s Super Mega Funktastic Jam Rock All Stars,” will feature Smith, along with Chris Martin (Coldplay), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band), and Brad Paisley. “Will Ferrell’s Best Night of Your Life” will take place on October 6 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and it will be hosted by Ferrell himself. The event will feature music as well as the following comedians: Jerry Seinfeld, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf, Zooey Deschanel, Kumail Nanjiani, Jerrod Carmichael, and Brody Stevens.

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Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Teams Up With KT Tunstall & Thunderpussy’s Leah Julius On Cover Of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready has teamed up with KT Tunstall and Thunderpussy’s Leah Julius on a cover of the late Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” You can watch an official video for that below. The clip features studio footage and fan submitted photos from various protests.

Tunstall commented:

“ARE YOU READY FOR SOME MUSIC?!!

Legendary Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready & I headed down into the basement studio at Mike’s place with Leah Julius of Thunderpussy on drums, and reimagined a favourite song by a favourite, much missed artist. ‘I Won’t Back Down’ by Tom Petty (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

Thanks to all the amazing fans who sent in photos and footage of meaningful protests where they have stood up against injustice all over the world.

ALL proceeds from downloads will benefit Pearl Jam’s Foundation, Vitalogy.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE!! ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿❤️
Love KT x”

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready To Be Honored At MusiCares Concert For Recovery

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the 2018 MusiCares Concert For Recovery on May 10 at The Showbox in Seattle, WA. The guitarist will be recognized for his support of MusiCares and for his commitment to helping people with addiction recovery. The event will include performances by Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees), and Mike Ness (Social Distortion), and it will end with a special performance by McCready and friends. McCready commented:

“Recovery is a journey that you take each day, and mine has been affirming from a musical standpoint and a community perspective. To be able to raise funds for MusiCares and the critical addiction recovery work they do for music people across the country all year long is humbling, and it speaks to the way we can come together to help those in need.”

Watch Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Etc. Members Cover Depeche Mode With Will Ferrell

During the recent One Classy Night benefit in Seattle, actor/comedian Will Ferrell joned Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer, the Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard, Brandi Carlile, and more for a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.” You can see footage of that below:

Chris Cornell Reportedly Set To Be Laid To Rest In Los Angeles, CA This Week, Matt Cameron & Mike McCready Comment On His Passing

According to CNN, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell is expected to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA on May 26. The article also says that the family are thinking about doing a public memorial as well.

In other news Cornell’s Soundgarden bandmate Matt Cameron has commented on his death:

“My dark knight is gone. Thank you for the incredible outpouring of kindness and love.”

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, who performed with Cornell in Temple of the Dog also issued a statement to the Seattle Times:

“Chris Cornell painted in song the darkness and beauty of life in Seattle. Chris means a lot to me today, as he trusted me to play on Temple. He handed me a dream in getting to actually play on beautiful songs. Informed how I would play on Pearl Jam records in the future, I believe. Gave me the break into the music business I’d wanted since I was 11. He was a friend I will miss. I miss you, brother.”

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Joins Ace Frehley On Stage In Seattle, WA

During his show at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle, Washington last night (February 11), Ace Frehley was joined onstage by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready for a performance of the KISS classic “Cold Gin.” Check out some footage of that below:

Temple Of The Dog Add More Dates To 2016 U.S. Tour

Temple Of The Dog (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) have added some more dates to their U.S. tour. The band will be touring in support of the 25th anniversary reissue of their self-titled album, which will be released on September 30.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/05 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/07 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11/11 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/12 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
11/20 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
11/21 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

Temple Of The Dog To Reissue Self-Titled Album In September/Announce U.S. Tour

Temple Of The Dog (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) will be reissuing their self-titled album on September 30, to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The effort has been remixed, and all the details for the super deluxe version can be found HERE. In other news, the band have also announced their first ever tour.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/07 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11/11 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
11/20 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

Proceeds from these shows will go towards the Chris And Vicky Cornell Foundation and Peal Jam‘s Vitalogy Foundation.