The Museum of Pop Culture will honor Alice in Chains and feature tribute performances from Metallica, Billy Corgan, Korn, and more amazing artists…and you can watch it all happen!
The Seattle museum’s Founders Award is an annual event that celebrates “artists whose noteworthy contributions continue to nurture the next generation of risk-takers.” Previous honorees include Jimmy Page, The Doors, Brandi Carlile, and John Fogerty.
Alice in Chains is of course known for being one of the influential rock bands that brought the grunge movement to our ears. Surely all of us own “Dirt,” “Jar of Flies,” and “Alice in Chains.” Featuring vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez and vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, Alice in Chains has sold more than 30 million albums.
“The influence of Alice in Chains is woven into the fabric of Seattle music history and we’re thrilled to honor them with this year’s Founders Award,” said MoPOP Executive Director Alexis Lee. “While circumstance has moved our annual fundraiser online, we’re excited that people around the world will be able to be a part of our creative community and experience the band and an amazing line-up of tribute artists.”
The event will feature performances by Alice in Chains, and bands performing their versions of AIC songs. Performers include Metallica, Billy Corgan, Korn, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Mastodon, Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Duff McKagan (GunsN’Roses), and more.
The fundraiser is also incredibly important this year due to the museum being closed because of COVID.
You can watch it all from your living room on December 1st at 6 pm (Pacific).