Watch Ann Wilson, Metallica, Billy Corgan and More Cover Alice in Chains for Museum of Pop Culture Award Ceremony


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On Tuesday night, a number of rock and roll luminaries paid homage to Alice in Chains, the recipients of the Museum of Pop Culture’s Founders Award.

The Seattle-based rock/grunge band was the toast of a special live stream that generated more than $600,000 for for youth development programs, access initiatives, community engagement, and world-class exhibitions, per a news release from Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP).

Indicative of Alice in Chains’ far-reaching influence and reputation among the music community, the participants that paid homage to the group (and late vocalist Layne Staley) came from a variety of different eras, both contemporary and classic. Ann Wilson of Heart, Metallica, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Lily Cornell Silver (Chris Cornell’s daughter) and many more were among those taking part.

Said Alice in Chains in a statement about the honor:

Alice In Chains was thrilled to be honored and, upon receiving the award, Jerry Cantrell said, “This band started 33 years ago, three and a half miles down the road in Ballard… it’s a pretty amazing journey that we’re still on. There are so many great artists and friends who have contributed shout-outs and performances — it’s been a really cool experience and William, Sean, Mike, and I would like to thank everybody. And, as we accept these awards, we want to remember our bandmates as well, Layne Staley and Mike Starr. Wow, what a night!””

The full, two-and-a-half-hour ceremony is available at MoPOP’s YouTube channel, and features a set list touching on all aspects of the band’s heralded career:

1. “Your Decision” – Alice In Chains
2. “Rooster” – Ann Wilson
3. “Down In A Hole” – Duff McKagan, Shooter Jennings, Ayron Jones, Martin Feveyear
4. “Would?” – Korn
5. “Rain When I Die” – City and Colour
6. “Put You Down” – Liv Warfield
7. “Again” – Mastodon
8. “Would? (Acoustic)” – Metallica
9. “Black Gives Way To Blue” – Lily Cornell Silver with Chris Degarmo
10. “Nutshell” – Mark Lanegan, Maggie Bjorklund
11. “Man In the Box” – Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins, Corey Taylor, Chris Chaney
12. “No Excuses” – Alice In Chains
13. “Heaven Beside You” – Aryon Jones
14. “Check My Brain” – Billy Corgan
15. “Them Bones” – Fishbone
16. “Drone” – Kim Thayil with Krist Novoselic, Giants in the Trees
17. “Brother” – Nancy Wilson, Mark Lanegan and Liv Warfield
18. “Angry Chair” – Members of Soundgarden with Tad Doyle, Mike McCready and Meagan Grandall
19. “Black Gives Way to Blue” – Eric & Encarnación
20. “It Ain’t Like That” – Kim Thayil with Shaina Shepherd, Bubba Dupree, Bill Herzog, Nathan Yaccino

Watch it all below:

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