On display at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle is this DW drumkit, one of the defining instruments of the Seattle scene. It belonged to Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney and was used to record their masterpiece - 1992’s Dirt.
That one album absolutely defined the grunge/metal connection and is wildly influential to this day. Sean also used these drums on the 1993 Lollapalooza tour which saw AiC headlining the mainstage along with Primus.
When the group reformed with vocalist William DuVall for 2007’s ReEvolution tour, Sean dusted these old drums off and took them on tour once again. These tubs are like some sort of grunge talisman – they’ve seen more stage dives and flannel-shirted slackers than you can possibly imagine.