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.”

Marilyn Manson Finishes New Album

Marilyn Manson has officially finished his new album. The frontman’s collaborator Shooter Jennings confirmed the news on Instagram saying he is “just waiting for this finished masterpiece to be released.” Manson himself also added the following in the comment section:

“Love my Shooter, Misty & Pancake. Finished masterpiece album. And Matt Mahurin. Shit is gonna get real.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd Recruit Styx, 38 Special, Black Stone Cherry, Etc. For 2020 “Simple Man Jam” Festival

Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced that their 2020 “Simple Man Jam” festival will take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando, Florida on August 20-24. The event will find the band playing two separate sets and it will also feature performances from: Styx, Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Daniels Band, 38 Special, Shooter Jennings, Drivin’ N Cryin’, Black Stone Cherry, and Bishop Gun.

Guns N’ Roses Confirm Opening Acts For Fall 2019 Tour

Guns N’ Roses have officially revealed the opening acts for their fall headlining shows. Shooter Jennings, Bishop Gunn, Blackberry Smoke, Dirty Honey, and Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown will join the band on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/25 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center (feat. Shooter Jennings)
09/28 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
10/01 Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena (feat. Shooter Jennings)
10/04 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/07 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena (feat. Bishop Gunn)
10/11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/13 Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
10/15 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena (feat. Blackberry Smoke)
10/18 Guadalajara, MEX – Estadio Jalisco
10/20 Tijuana, MEX – Estadio Caliente
10/23 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena (feat. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown)
10/25 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music Festival
10/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena (feat. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown)
11/01 Las Vegas, NV – Colosseum At Caesars Palace (feat. Dirty Honey)
11/02 Las Vegas, NV – Colosseum At Caesars Palace (feat. Dirty Honey)

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Announces Solo European Tour

Duff McKagan has announced a European tour in support of his new album “Tenderness” (out May 31). The Guns N’ Roses bassist will be backed by Shooter Jennings and his band. Here’s the dates:

08/22 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
08/23 Berlin, GER – Astra
08/24 Amsterdam, NET – Blue Moon Festival
08/26 Cologne, GER – Gloria
08/27 Mannheim, GER – Alte Feurwache
08/29 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
08/31 Dublin, IRE – Electric Picnic Festival
09/01 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy3
09/03 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
09/04 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
09/06 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
09/08 Milan, ITA – Santeria Club

Marilyn Manson Says His New Album Is “More Than Half” Completed

Last month, Marilyn Manson said he was heading to Shooter Jennings‘ studio to “finish [his] new album,” but now it appears the effort is not quite done yet. During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill”, the singer was asked about the album and he said it is “more than half” completed and that it is “a bit of a mixture” between David Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs” and Killing Joke. He also added the following about working with Jennings:

“I felt like it was a good time for a change. And I became friends with Shooter. And he’s a musical genius. Shooter, he kind of reminds me of The Dude from ‘The Big Lebowski’… But we have this different vibe where I don’t have to really tell him what I’m thinking. I didn’t know this, but he was a fan of what I did growing up, also underneath his father, Waylon Jennings. So he adds a completely different element.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Premieres New Song “Chip Away”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) has premiered a new song titled “Chip Away.” This track is from his new Shooter Jennings produced solo album, “Tenderness,” which will be released on May 31. McKagan commented:

“‘Chip Away’ is somewhat of a rail against cable news and divisive agendas… all for the almighty dollar. The song also highlights the fact that history repeats itself over and over, and that we will all get past this, together.”

“Tenderness” Track Listing:

01. “Tenderness”
02. “It’s Not Too Late”
03. “Wasted Heart”
04. “Falling Down”
05. “Last September”
06. “Chip Away”
07. “Cold Outside”
08. “Feel”
09. “Breaking Rocks”
10. “Parkland”
11. “Don’t Look Behind You”

Tour Dates (feat. Shooter Jennings):

05/30 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
05/31 Washington DC – City Winery
06/01 Boston, MA – City Winery
06/03 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06/06 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
06/08 Nashville, TN – The Cannery
06/10 Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
06/13 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
06/14 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
06/15 Portland, OR – Aladdin
06/16 Seattle, WA – The Showbox

Marilyn Manson Finishing Up New Album

Marilyn Manson is apparently heading to Shooter Jennings‘ studio to “finish [his] new album.” The singer confirmed the news in the below Instagram post. This isn’t the first time Manson and Jennings have worked together. The two previously collaborated on a cover of David Bowie‘s “Cat People“.

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) Premieres New Song “Tenderness”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) has premiered a new song titled “Tenderness.” This is the first single from his upcoming Shooter Jennings produced solo album.

McKagan commented:

“The real point of this record, and the lyrics for ‘Tenderness’, is not for me to be some damn politician or some other voice to add to what is already way too much noise. This is a song of unity and peace… and I want this record to be a meditation and to bring maybe some healing, if that is not too high-handed or lofty of a goal. I can use what marginal voice I have as an artist, to hopefully help arrest what seems like a fall. As a father, I must say and do something now… because I love my girls and my wife, and I love my country, and I feel I must be strong and use my voice now, do it while I am able, or perhaps never get a chance ever again.”

Jennings added.

“From the start of the development of this record, ‘Tenderness’ stood out as a focal point. I was almost scared to cut it too early — before we had really mined the sound of the album. I knew we had one shot to do it right with feeling. After it was done and we had a first mix, I wrote Duff and said, ‘This song has to come out right now!’ It has a simple message of celebrating life and each other and for everyone to take it easy on one another. It offered an empathetic solution for a divisive time in the world: Tenderness.”