Ann Wilson Shares The Music Video Of Her Cover Of Alice In Chains’ ‘Rooster’

Iconic rockstar Ann Wilson recently covered Alice In Chains’ song ‘Rooster’ and announced the release of its music video from her Instagram account.

Ann Wilson is the lyricist and vocalist of the first woman-fronted rock band Heart. She has gained fame and success with her younger sister and bandmate Nancy Wilson by creating 16 studio albums. However, she has been covering iconic rock and roll songs on the side and has released two cover albums throughout her career, ‘Hope and Glory,’ in 2007 and ‘Immortal’ in 2018.

In 1992, Wilson collaborated with Alice In Chains and appeared in their EP to sing ‘Brother’ and ‘Am I Inside.’ In December 2020, she released the band’s ‘Rooster’ cover on YouTube and encouraged fans to pay tribute to Layne Staley in the comments section. Most recently, she followed the cover with a music video and announced its release on Instagram.

A day before the release, she shared an excerpt from an interview she had with Seattle Times in 2020, in which she had stated that she loved the music video they shoot, but they wouldn’t let her release it because it was ‘too dark.’ Wilson seems to have gotten what she wanted as that dark music video has finally been released.

Here is what she stated in her interview in 2020:

“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 this kind of stuff. Before I know 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 sometimes I’ll put that video out because it’s really cool. It’s just maggots and war stuff and darkness and insanity.

Here is how she announced the video:

“New ‘Rooster’ Music Video Out Now!

Watch the music video and see Wilson’s Instagram posts below.