Watch Metallica, Korn, Mastodon and Others Cover Alice In Chains As Part of a Virtual Awards Ceremony

Alice in Chains, 2018; photo by Pamela Littky

Few acts from the ’90s Seattle music scene made such a resounding impact as Alice In Chains. Nuanced by always heavy, genuine in their agony, the band walked that dark central alleyway between alternative rock and metal which few others could tread well. Last night, Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture honored Alice In Chains with their Founders Award, and paid tribute to the band via a star-studded virtual ceremony that included several tribute covers by bands like Metallica, Korn, and Mastodon. You can watch video of the event below.

“It feels truly special to receive the MoPOP Founders Award in our home town of Seattle,” said AIC’s Jerry Cantrell of this event. “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!”

Here’s a breakdown of the song order, as transcribed by Blabbermouth:

8:18 – ALICE IN CHAINS – Your Decision
14:09 – ANN WILSON – Rooster
27:07 – DAVE NAVARRO, TAYLOR HAWKINS, COREY TAYLOR, CHRIS CHANEY – Man In The Box
34:08 – DUFF MCKAGAN & SHOOTER JENNINGS – Down In A Hole
43:04 – KORN – Would?
47:15 – NANCY WILSON, MARK LANEGAN, LIV WARFIELD – Brother
53:40 – FISHBONE – Them Bones
1:01:07 – DAVID’S VAN – Dam That River
1:02:01 – THE HUMAN MISSILE CRISIS – Swing On This
1:02:52 – KATYROSE – Your Decision
1:04:44 – TALAYA – All I Am
1:07:09 – DALLAS GREEN – Rain When I Die
1:12:45 – LIV WARFIELD – Put You Down
1:19:56 – MASTODON – Again
1:26:41 – KIM THAYIL, SHAINA SHEPHERD, BUBBA DUPREE, BILL HERZOG, NATHAN YACCINO – It Ain’t Like That
1:32:37 – KRIST NOVOSELIC, KIM THAYIL, JILLIAN RAYE, JENNIFER JOHNSON, JEFF FIELDER, BEN SMITH – Drone
1:43:20 – LILY CORNELL SILVER, CHRIS DEGARMO – Black Gives Way To Blue
1:47:36 – MARK LANEGAN, MAGGIE BJORKLUND, JEFF FIELDER, BEN SMITH, RYAN WATERS – Nutshell
1:52:00 – AYRON JONES, JEFF FIELDER, BEN SMITH, ANDY STOLLER, RYAN WATERS – Heaven Beside You
1:58:52 – Members of SOUNDGARDEN + TAD DOYLE, MIKE MCCREADY, MEAGAN GRANDALL – Angry Chair
2:04:10 – BILLY CORGAN – Check My Brain
2:07:47 – METALLICA – Would?
2:15:23 – ALICE IN CHAINS – No Excuses
2:23:47 – ERIC & ENCARNACIÓN – Black Gives Way To Blue

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Words by Chris Krovatin