Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Mastodon Members Honor Chris Cornell With ‘Rusty Cage’ Cover

Katherine Turman
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A collection of revered rockers — singer William DuVall of fellow Seattle rockers Alice in Chains, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, guitarist Bill Kelliher of Mastodon and bassist Mark Menghi — collaborated for a version of the classic Soundgarden cut “Rusty Cage.”

At the start of the video, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil even offers his endorsement of the cover version.

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Menghi, of the band Metal Allegiance, explains how the collab came together: “Bill and I were talking and one of us brought up how fun it would be to cover a Soundgarden tune, so we decided to do one. At the same time, Charlie and I were wrapping up a few songs and I told him Bill and I were speaking of doing something so he naturally joined in on the fun.”

And fun it is. But of course, choosing a vocalist to honor the golden-voiced Cornell was an issue. “That is no easy feat,” Menghi acknowledged. “In comes William. Here is a fun-filled fact I learned the other night which I never realized; I have seen Soundgarden and/or Cornell solo shows more than any other band ever. Hope you all dig!”

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