Chris Cornell & Alice In Chains Secret Collaboration Revealed


We recently uncovered a post the Tukwila Police Department made after Chris Cornell’s death last year, revealing that he jammed with Alice In Chains in the 90’s. It was previously unknown that Cornell and AIC had jammed in the 90’s, outside of “Right Turn” off of Sap.

“Like many this morning, we are saddened to hear the news that local, national, and international music icon Chris Cornell has passed away. Many of us are music fans that grew up during the 90’s grunge era. As such, we wanted to share a story about Cornell from an encounter that we had with him back in the 90’s.

In the early 90’s during the heyday of grunge, several of our officers responded to a noise complaint of loud music coming from a house in a residential neighborhood late at night.

Upon arrival, officers contacted several individuals that were having a jam session in the basement of the residence. As luck would have it, those present were members of Soundgarden and Alice In Chains who were jamming together including Chris Cornell. Cornell and the others graciously invited the officers inside to watch them play a song or two and politely agreed to keep the noise down. Afterward, he and other members of both bands spoke to the officers (who were fans) for a period of time.

It is one of those calls and moments in time so memorable that it still is talked about over 20 years later around the station.”

  • Eric Rasmussen

    Wow, that’s actually badass.

  • WestOzWally

    Ah, the old Alice Mudgarden… well minus the Mud

    • Kitty Meow

      Mudhoney remains one of the best things Ever, still going

  • Trovoid

    Would have loved to see all those guys jam sessions- AIC, SG, PJ. That’s a lot of different lineup possibilities. I bet Chris got on the drums from time to time.

  • Kitty Meow

    Brett, you did good! This is a really good story. Thank you.
    The 90’s was a great time for music and our culture, great time to be alive. (coming out of the 80’s we Needed some depth)I still miss the 90’s.

  • MPenni

    Woooow!!! We should have been so lucky to have been “disturbed by the loud noise” of SG and AIC during the night in the 90’s!!! Geeeeze!!!!! It still hurts knowing Chris is gone. Never be another like him 😟