Watch METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Others Perform ALICE IN CHAINS Covers At Museum Of Pop Culture Ceremony

Watch METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Others Perform ALICE IN CHAINS Covers At Museum Of Pop Culture Ceremony

METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Billy Corgan, Dave Navarro and Krist Novoselic are among the artists who took part in virtual tribute performances when ALICE IN CHAINS was presented with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award on Tuesday (December 1). ALICE IN CHAINS also played at the event.

METALLICA and KORN both covered “Would?”, while MASTODON offered a rendition of “Again”, and a one-off supergroup featuring SLIPKNOT‘s Corey Taylor, FOO FIGHTERSTaylor Hawkins and JANE’S ADDICTION‘s Dave Navarro and Chris Cheney played “Man In The Box”.

The entire event can be viewed below.

Featured songs:

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

Prior to the event, 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.”

Since 2007, the Museum of Pop Culture Founders Award has celebrated artists whose noteworthy contributions continue to nurture the next generation of risk-takers.

ALICE IN CHAINS regrouped in 2006 with William DuVall joining the band, and released its third LP with DuVall in the lineup, “Rainier Fog”, in August 2018.

Over the course of its remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions. Their discography features some of the biggest and most important albums in rock history, including 1992’s quadruple-platinum-certified “Dirt”, 1994’s triple-platinum-certified EP “Jar Of Flies”, which was the first EP in music history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and 1995’s self-titled double-platinum-certified “Alice In Chains”, which also entered the Billboard Top 200 at No. 1. They returned in grand style in 2009 with the critically acclaimed “Black Gives Way To Blue”, which hit No. 1 across the rock and alternative charts, earned a Grammy nomination, was certified gold and hailed by Vice as “a record that’s as powerful as anything the band has done.” The band’s latest album released in 2018, “Rainier Fog”, hit No. 1 across Billboard‘s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock album chart and earned them a Grammy nod for “Best Rock Album.” ALICE IN CHAINS remains one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR Performing At New Orleans's Orpheum Theater

Watch Pro-Shot Video Of PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR Performing At New Orleans's Orpheum Theater

EN MINOR, the “depression core” project of Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN), took part in a special livestream on November 25. The eight-camera, cinematic experience, which can be seen below, found the ensemble performing at the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana. Built in 1918, and opened for Vaudeville in 1921, the magnificent Beaux-Arts-style building went on to host silent movies, “talkies,” live music, and much more. The auditorium is currently the home of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and is prized for its acoustical purity. The theater is an example of “vertical hall” construction, initially built to provide perfect sight lines and acoustics for Vaudeville shows which didn’t have the benefit of amplifiers or modern lighting.

When the event was first announced, Anselmo said: “To play a beautiful room like The Orpheum with all my guys in this particular band, and for the rest of the world to be able to watch, is a dream come true. This is honestly a once-in-a-lifetime gig.”

EN MINOR released its full-length debut, “When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out”, in September via Housecore in the U.S. and Season Of Mist in Europe.

A project inadvertently in the making since Anselmo‘s earliest days as a child in the French Quarter, EN MINOR is an experimental and eclectic musical endeavor that finds the legendary frontman exploring a softer, graver vocal style, delivering brooding tales of pain, remorse, and sorrow. The band released a self-titled seven-inch EP this summer via Housecore Records, with a proper full-length to see official unveiling in the New Year.

“The initial strains — in the most primitive sense — came about when I was given my first guitar at nine-years old,” relays Anselmo of the EN MINOR project. “I didn’t have the patience to learn other people’s music, so I wrote my own. And some of those early parts are still prevalent in the songs we’re working with now. Fast forward to 1988 when I bought my first four-track recorder; those old songs took on a new life and newer songs were written. Heavy metal was at the forefront of my performance-based output, but these little four-track songs were always there. I always had an apprehension about allowing them to be heard though, because they were so different; only a small circle of close friends got to hear them.”

By 1993, Anselmo moved back to his hometown of New Orleans and his home became an instant magnet for local musicians and artists. “At ungodly hours, these old four-track songs took on an even newer life jamming with these cats,” he says. “We learned a few of the songs and wrote several more, and soon we were recording under the moniker BODY & BLOOD. We wrote more songs, all recorded on a newer model four-track. It was fun. We did it for the vibe. And it was pleasing to break away from multi-tracking studios and heavy metal. Metal music consumed most of our time and lives. Those ‘B&B‘ sessions were damned-near therapeutic.”

Without a clear plan for the band, the project remained a periodic therapy session. “We kept things simple and just jammed when everyone was home and played our recordings for friends,” he says. “Then I eventually moved again, Hurricane Katrina hit, and life sent all of us in different directions.”

In 2012, Anselmo met Stephen “Schteve” Taylor and EN MINOR truly took shape. “He and I began experimenting with some vibey stuff, and soon after began recording the sessions,” Anselmo says. “This led to the current incarnation of EN MINOR. Together, we re-worked a few of the old four-track songs and wrote several new ones in short order. These sessions are hypnotic and pulling. And we continue to write songs suitable for this project to this day. Ugly and beautiful, EN MINOR, isn’t ‘party music.’ This is ‘kill the party music.'”

EN MINOR is:

Philip H Anselmo: Guitar, Vocals
Stephen Taylor: Guitar
Kevin Bond: Guitar
Steve Bernal: Cello
Jimmy Bower: Drums
Calvin Dover: Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Joiner Dover: Bass
Jose Gonzalez: Additional Percussion


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AC/DC's New Song 'Demon Fire' Featured In 'Fortnite Galactus' Event (Video)

AC/DC's New Song 'Demon Fire' Featured In 'Fortnite Galactus' Event (Video)

AC/DC‘s new song “Demon Fire” was featured in the final tense shooting sequence in the Fortnite Galactus event, which took place earlier today (Tuesday, December 1). The game’s Chapter 2, Season 4-ending live event saw players take control of Fortnite‘s iconic Battle Bus, which drops users onto the playing field at the start of every game, and fight the planet-eating Galactus in an epic battle to save reality. It laid the groundwork for the start of Fortnite: Season 5, which is hours away.

According to Gamespot, some Twitch streamers resorted to cutting the game’s audio in order to avoid getting flagged by Twitch‘s copyright detection systems due to the use of the AC/DC song.

“Demon Fire” is taken from AC/DC‘s latest album, “Power Up”, which was released on November 13. The LP features AC/DC‘s 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). It was recorded over a six-week period in August and September 2018 at Warehouse Studios in Vancouver with producer Brendan O’Brien, who also worked 2008’s “Black Ice” and 2014’s “Rock Or Bust”.

“What I like about Brendan is that he keeps you working when you’re doing a project with him,” Angus told Rolling Stone. “He’s talented himself. He knows his bass and his guitar and a bit of drums. And piano. He covers the spectrum for what we can do musically. It’s very good because you’re working with a musician, since he can apply that musical knowledge.”

Although AC/DC originally planned on releasing “Power Up” earlier this year, the pandemic forced the band to reconsider.

“We were hoping to get the album out before all this happened,” Angus said. “They were getting ideas together for packaging and video promo things. And then that virus thing came along. It kind of put everyone on hold.”

“Power Up” hit the No. 1 spot in 18 countries, including in the U.S., where it sold over 117,000 copies in the first week. It is the fastest-selling album of 2020 in at least three of its biggest markets — U.S., Australia and the U.K.

“Power Up” is a tribute to Angus‘s brother Malcolm Young, who died in 2017 from effects of dementia at age 64. Malcolm is credited as a writer on all 12 tracks on “Power Up”, along with Angus.

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ALICE IN CHAINS Hasn't Commenced Work On Follow-Up To 'Rainier Fog': 'We Planned On Taking A Year Off'

ALICE IN CHAINS Hasn't Commenced Work On Follow-Up To 'Rainier Fog': 'We Planned On Taking A Year Off'

During an appearance earlier today (Tuesday, December 1) on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney were asked about a possible follow-up to their “Rainier Fog” album, which came out in August 2018. Jerry said: “We actually planned on taking a year off. This thing that happened to us” — referring to the coronavirus pandemic — “all hit a window when we planned on being off. So we’re just waiting to see how this pans out and plays out. Obviously, a lot of people are affected. We’re pretty blessed and lucky where we are while we’re all weathering this together. But, as you know, we’re part of a community that relies on getting people together to work and have fun. So we’re just seeing how this all plays out. And [we’re] hopeful for the vaccines. And we don’t wanna go back to work until it’s safe to work, and I don’t think anybody will. So I’m kind of thinking we’re gonna be off again for about another year.”

“We just kind of planned on taking a year off,” Sean echoed Jerry‘s words. “Jerry had a solo thing he wanted to do. Will [singer William DuVall] was gonna go do his thing and was starting up on that. So it was kind of a plan to take this time off and people could go do whatever they wanted to do — do their own deal. And then this kind of shut those things down to a degree. So we haven’t really had a discussion of if, when, where, what, why, but I would assume, probably… Like Jerry said, I don’t think we’re gonna magically be okay to go back and everybody get back to the life they had before within the next year. Maybe by this time next year, if there’s enough vaccine.

“Our industry, as you know, is completely existent upon people having disposable income — a little extra dough to buy a ticket or something to go see something — and then cramming as many people as you can as close to each other into whatever-size venue you can fill with people,” he added. “So it is the worst situation, probably, of anything.”

Later tonight, ALICE IN CHAINS will be presented with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award. This one-night-only benefit will feature performances by ALICE IN CHAINS, as well as an acclaimed lineup of guest and youth musicians who will put their own twist on some of the band’s most iconic songs. Set to appear are KORN, METALLICA, MASTODON, Billy Corgan, Dave Navarro and Krist Novoselic, among others.

Over the course of its remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions. Their discography features some of the biggest and most important albums in rock history, including 1992’s quadruple-platinum-certified “Dirt”, 1994’s triple-platinum-certified EP “Jar Of Flies”, which was the first EP in music history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and 1995’s self-titled double-platinum-certified “Alice In Chains”, which also entered the Billboard Top 200 at No. 1. They returned in grand style in 2009 with the critically acclaimed “Black Gives Way To Blue”, which hit No. 1 across the rock and alternative charts, earned a Grammy nomination, was certified gold and hailed by Vice as “a record that’s as powerful as anything the band has done.” The band’s latest album released in 2018, “Rainier Fog”, hit No. 1 across Billboard‘s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock album chart and earned them a Grammy nod for “Best Rock Album.” ALICE IN CHAINS remains one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.
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