Alice in Chains to be Honoured by Members of Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction & More in Livestream Tribute

Alice in Chains to be Honoured by Members of Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction & More in Livestream Tribute

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Alice in Chains circa 1991. Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

Seattle grunge icons, Alice in Chains are to be honoured in the upcoming annual Founders Award ceremony, hosted by Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, MoPOP.  For the first time ever, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be streamed globally – meaning Aussie audiences don’t have to miss out on this star-studded spectacular! The ceremony will be broadcast via Amazon Music Twitch on December 1st – register to watch, here. 

Get the calendar out because this list of iconic guest performers set to appear is truly incredible! Artist’s performing at the event include the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, Metallica, Korn, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Heart sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Screaming Trees’ and Mad Season’s Mark Lanegan and more. 

Additionally, there will also be special appearances from Robert Downey Jr, Les Claypool, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Sammy Hagar and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, among others.


Alice in Chains’ guitarist and singer Jerry Cantrell said in a statement: “It feels truly special to receive the MoPOP Founders Award in our hometown 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!”

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Drummer Sean Kinney adds, “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.”

RSVP to watch the 2020 MoPOP Founders Award ceremony, here.

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