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Alice In Chains — Founders Award 2020

Our 2020 Honoree

Over the course of their remarkable career, Alice In Chains: vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez and vocalist/guitarist William DuVall and posthumously, original lead singer, Layne Staley and bassist, Mike Starr have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, toured to sold out audiences and earned multiple Grammy Award nominations. They have amassed a diehard international fanbase numbering in the millions and are a household name worldwide.

Alice In Chains — Founders Award honoree

Alice In Chains 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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