Alice In Chains Announce Seattle Legend Has Dementia


Alice In Chains have announced that Scotty Olson sadly has progressive dementia.

The band wrote on Instagram, “A gofundme Page has been set up for our friend Scotty Olson, who was recently diagnosed with progressive dementia.”

If anyone would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.”

Olson is a guitarist, bassist, and recording engineer. He played guitar with Heart 1995-1998 and 2002–2003, and in 1996 he performed with Alice In Chains on their iconic MTV Unplugged concert. He was also an assistant engineer on Jerry Cantrell’s Boggy Depot album. Olson rejoined Alice In Chains in 2006 to perform “No Excuses” in Washington DC.

He continued to play music in the 2010’s, even performing “Got Me Wrong” with a young singer named Amanda Hardy in 2012.

The campaign states, “Our dear friend, Scotty Olson, has recently been diagnosed with progressive dementia. We’ve found him a great assisted living place at Brookdale in Kirkland. Unfortunately, assisted living is costly and medicare will not kick in for 5 years so until then, everything is out of pocket…and we need your help! We’re aiming to raise to $300K too help with assisted living costs and his upcoming medical expenses.”

As of this writing, $9,710 of the $300,000 goal has been raised.