Alice In Chains guitarist/singer Jerry Cantrell and bassist Mike Inez have announced the eighth annual Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League & Auction, which collects and donates a fantastic collection of signed musical instruments, memorabilia and experiences to benefit organizations like Music For Relief and MusiCares. Each year's charity initiatives are determined by the League's reigning champion, who this year happens to be Jerry Cantrell.
Cantrell revealed that proceeds from this year's auction will be split between a donation to MusiCares in Chris Cornell's name and a donation to Music For Relief in Chester Bennington's name. The auction started on Monday, August 14th, and will run through Thursday, August 24th.
Among the items up for auction is a guitar lesson with Cantrell, a Vinnie Paul autographed drumhead, a bass guitar signed by the members of Guns N' Roses, a guitar signed by Deftones, various footballs signed by members of the NFL Hall Of Fame, and more.
In other Alice In Chains news, a new album is on the way! The group entered Studio X in Seattle earlier this summer to begin recording. It's estimated to arrive in early 2018.