A spokesperson for the surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS has told Launch that guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Mike Inez, and drummer Sean Kinney are unaware of any plans for a proposed tribute album that was previously reported to be in the works. MUDVAYNE's manager also told Launch that the album was a "rumor."
News spread online last week that the project, titled "We Pay Our Debt Sometimes: A Tribute to Alice In Chains", would be released through Bullygoat Records, the label founded by MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray. Artists reportedly involved included MUDVAYNE, COLD, AUDIOSLAVE, BREAKING BENJAMIN, STATIC-X and the members of ALICE IN CHAINS themselves.
On Saturday (August 6), a BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Matt Davidson contacted this site to "apologize" for "fabricating" the story that resulted in the above-mentioned report. "I fabricated the ALICE IN CHAINS tribute album rumor as part of a simple experiment to see if I could get a music news rumor published on a site such as Blabbermouth," Davidson wrote. "After I created the story, I posted the rumor in a fairly official sounding tone on exactly three music-related message forums. That didn't stop someone, I don't know who, from Launch Radio Networks, from running with this totally untrue rumor of Bullygoat Records releasing a tribute to ALICE IN CHAINS."