Korn, Metallica, Mastodon, Billy Corgan to Pay Tribute to Alice In Chains at MoPop Awards Ceremony

Alice In Chains is being honored by Seattle’s MoPop Museum of Pop Culture on December 1st, and the band will be celebrated by a cadre of their peers, as well as hold their first performance of 2020. Korn, Metallica, Mastodon, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana are among the artists who will take part in virtual tribute performances when AIC is presented with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award. The full list of presenters (virtually) is listed below.

Alice In Chains guitarist/singer Jerry Cantrell said in a statement: 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. 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 drummer 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.”


MoPOP executive director Alexis Lee said: “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 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 the cutting-edge exhibitions people from around the world come to Seattle to enjoy.”


Scheduled performers:

* Metallica

* Billy Corgan (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


The stream will be available to the public for the first time. The goal is to raise $1 million to support the museum “in this difficult and unprecedented year.”