Alice in Chains are the recipients of the Museum of Pop Culture's 2020 Founders Award. Located in the band's hometown of Seattle, the museum chooses an artist who's had a largely impactful career to celebrate each year. Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, the Doors, Jimmy Page and Joe Walsh are among the previous recipients.
AIC's debut album Facelift came out in 1990 when popular rock music was shifting from '80s hair metal to a more sullen subgenre that was developing up in the pines of the Pacific Northwest. Singles like "Man in the Box" grew quite popular, but it wasn't until they released Dirt in 1992 that the band reached explosive success.