ALICE IN CHAINS Drummer Says Tomorrow's Benefit Concert Is 'Not A Reunion'

February 17, 2005

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that the surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS will play together onstage for the first time since 1996 tomorrow (Feb. 18) at a tsunami relief benefit in Seattle, Washington. Drummer Sean Kinney, who organized the benefit, said that while the ALICE IN CHAINS hype has helped the event, the cause and other people involved deserve attention as well. "As soon as they said 'yeah,' then it becomes real," he told Launch. "People are like, 'Really?', you know. But it's not an ALICE IN CHAINS reunion — that can never happen again. We're gonna come and play, and just have a good time and do a good thing. The focus is also on all the other bands — I know a lot of the lights have been turned on us, but it's everyone that's taking part in it."

Kinney, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and bassist Mike Inez will be joined by DAMAGEPLAN vocalist Patrick Lachman, NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, former QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, HEART lead singer Ann Wilson, and rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot.

Proceeds from the event, which is dubbed the OK-ROCK Tsunami Continued Care Relief Concert, will go to the Care organization, which is dedicated to fighting poverty worldwide and helping people overcome their problems.

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