Stars Come Out For Seattle Tsunami Benefit
Some of the Seattle music scene's most esteemed acts raised more than $100,000 for tsunami relief efforts at a Friday benefit concert.Some of the Seattle music scene's most esteemed acts raised more than $100,000 for tsunami relief efforts at a Friday benefit concert. The K-ROCK Tsunami Continued CARE Relief event at the city's Premier Club was highlighted by the first performance from the surviving members of Alice In Chains since 1996.
AIC's Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez and Sean Kinney played acoustic and electric sets, the former featuring "No Excuses," "Down in a Hole" and "Brother" with guest vocalist Ann Wilson of Heart.
But the plugged-in portion raised the ante, as Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin sang "Angry Chair" and "Would" and Tool/A Perfect Circle leader Maynard James Keenan took the stage for "Them Bones" and "Man in the Box." Wilson, Keenan, Scantlin and Damageplan's Pat Lachman all joined together for a show-closing take on "Rooster."
Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic hosted the benefit, which will continue to generate donations via online auctions this week on event sponsor KRQI-FM's Web site. Featured items are autographed by all the performers, including a custom scooter, guitars, t-shirts and posters.
Other performances included world music act Children Of The Revolution, Satchel/Brad frontman Shawn Smith with a solo piano set that offered up Prince and Mother Love Bone covers, Sir Mix-A-Lot, the Supersuckers and Heart (with assistance from AIC's Inez and Cantrell plus Queensryche's Chris DeGarmo).