They will be able to say that grunge is no more, that it died in the late 90’s and other things. However, it is a fact that the genre endures in the minds of fans and other old-guard musicians like Metallica. The band commanded by James Hetfield, which was obviously not an exponent of the genre, still remembers that time and one of its most emblematic groups: Alice in chains.
The metal combo joined a recent tribute that the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) located in Seattle conducted on behalf of the group previously led by por Layne Staley. On this occasion, the San Francisco they threw a cover of the classic “Would?”.
Metallica’s cover of Alice In Chains
The story of Metallica and Alice In Chains dates back precisely to the 90s. Those from Seattle were once considered to join the Shit Hits The Sheds Tour that Metallica organized in 1994. The singer’s hard addiction Layne staley the heroine complicated her appearance, but the relationship between the bands was close.
Jerry cantrell, AIC guitarist, keeps in touch with Hetfield and company. The musician has no qualms about praising the group from San Francisco and iHe has even participated with them in different presentations on stage.
Alice in chains continued his career after the end of the 90s and The fraternity relationship with the metal combo continued through the years. Now, in a new group brotherhood demo, Metallica covered “Would?”, The classic grunge song Cantrell’s band released on the album Dirt.
This version is part of the celebrations for the award that the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle gave to the grunge band (MoPOP Founders Awards). “Hey Alice In Chains! Congratulations on the award. We are happy to be part of your journey in life and it is great to have met you… “Hetfield commented at the tribute. Check it out below.
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The full tribute
Metallica were not the only ones in charge of honoring the legendary 90s band. The ceremony included the participation of various musicians who played covers of the group’s best-known songs. And boy was it amazing because there were old faces from the grunge scene and other amazing guests.
Korn, Duff McKagan of Guns N ‘Roses, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins were some of the artists who were distributing talent (virtually) through the songs of Alice In Chains. Even Corey Taylor (Slipknot vocalist), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters drummer) and Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction guitarist) they made a supergroup to interpret “Man In The Box”. Wow, even a message from Robert Downey Jr there was. Check out the full presentation below.
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