Video: Heart’s Ann Wilson Cover Of Alice In Chains’ ‘Rooster’

January 20, 2022

If you know one thing about me, it’s that I love a good cover song! Heart singer Ann Wilson has released a couple music videos for her cover of Alice In Chains’ “Rooster”!

You may remember that Wilson performed “Rooster” when Alice In Chains was presented with the Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award in December 2020.

Wilson did an interview with the Seattle Times in December 2020 and said of the “Rooster” cover, “I wanted to remain true to the song as much as possible, but I wanted to make it my own. But really, honoring the original spirit of the song, which is cockroaches and flies and all this kind of stuff. [Laughs]. Before I knew what form the MoPOP thing was gonna take with the live performances, I made a video for ‘Rooster’ that was really dark. They decided not to use it because they wanted it to be a bunch of live performances. But sometime I’ll put that video out because it’s really cool. It’s just maggots and war stuff and darkness and insanity.”

Back in 2006, Alice In Chains drummer Sean Kinney talked to The Aquarian Weekly about Heart, “Ann and Nancy are the most talented musicians and beautiful women I’ve ever met. They’re just so cool and genuine and not weird diva-ed out shitheads. The talent they have is overwhelming, and the music they’ve made over the years is flawless.”

Alice In Chains guitarist/singer Jerry Cantrell added, “I’m from Seattle, man. We didn’t have too many heroes coming out of our town. We had [Jimi] Hendrix and Heart, Queensryche and that was pretty much it. We didn’t have a lot of nationally respected acts, and those were the people we had and they were real fucking quality bands. Quality music and quality people as well. I’ve known the girls for many years now. Seattle’s not that big a town, so everybody pretty much knows everybody and we’ve spent many years hanging.”

What’s the best cover song you can think of?


Written by Todd Hancock

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