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Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains in September 2007. From left to right: William DuVall, Sean Kinney, and Jerry Cantrell.
Alice in Chains in September 2007. From left to right: William DuVall, Sean Kinney, and Jerry Cantrell.
Background information
Also known as Alice N' Chains[citation needed]
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Genre(s) Heavy metal[1]
Grunge[2]
Years active 1987–2002
2005–present
Label(s) Columbia
Associated acts Class of '99, Comes With the Fall, Mad Season, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash's Snakepit
Website www.aliceinchains.com
Members
Jerry Cantrell
Sean Kinney
Mike Inez
William DuVall
Former members
Mike Starr
Layne Staley

Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1987 by guitarist Jerry Cantrell and vocalist Layne Staley. Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal and acoustic elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released three studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, four compilations, and two DVDs. The band is known for its distinct vocal style which often includes the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell. Singles from Alice in Chains Released: 1995 Released: 1996 Released: 1996 Released: 1996 Alice in Chains is the self-titled album by the Seattle grunge group Alice in Chains. ... Seattle redirects here. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Grunge redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Class of 99 was a shortlived alternative rock band consisting solely of members from notable rock bands: Layne Staley of Alice in Chains as the vocalist, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine on guitar, Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction as the drummer, bassist Martyn LeNoble of Porno for... Comes With The Fall are an influential rock group that was formed in 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Above (1995) Mad Season was a grunge supergroup formed in late 1994 by members of three popular Seattle based bands, as well as a friend of one of the members. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... Slashs Snakepit Slashs Snakepit was a side-project formed by Slash in 1994 with former Guns N Roses members Slash on lead guitars, Matt Sorum on drums, Gilby Clarke on rhythm guitars and Dizzy Reed on keyboards. ... Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. ... Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney in 2006 Sean Kinney, born Sean Howard Kinney on May 27, 1966, is a musician best known for being the drummer of the influential grunge band Alice in Chains. ... Alice in Chains Bass Player Mike Inez Michael Mike Inez (born May 14, 1966 in San Fernando, California) is a rock musician. ... William DuVall is the lead singer of the band Comes With the Fall and is currently touring with Alice In Chains. ... Michael Christopher Starr (born April 4, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii), better known as Mike Starr, is an American musician, and was Alice in Chains original bassist From The groups formation in 1987 to 1993. ... Layne Thomas Staley (August 22, 1967 - ca. ... This article is about the genre. ... Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. ... Layne Thomas Staley (August 22, 1967 - ca. ... Grunge redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Folk rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ...


Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. It was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s and sold over 14 million albums in the United States alone. The band achieved two number-one Billboard 200 albums (Jar of Flies and Alice in Chains), 11 top ten singles on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, and six Grammy Award nominations. This article is about the American grunge band. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Jar of Flies is an Alice in Chains studio EP, released on January 25, 1994. ... Singles from Alice in Chains Released: 1995 Released: 1996 Released: 1996 Released: 1996 Alice in Chains is the self-titled album by the Seattle grunge group Alice in Chains. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Although never officially disbanding, Alice in Chains has been plagued by extended inactivity due to problems with substance abuse, culminating in the death of Staley in 2002. Alice in Chains reunited in 2005 and as of 2008 are working on their first studio album in 13 years with new lead vocalist William DuVall. William DuVall is the lead singer of the band Comes With the Fall and is currently touring with Alice In Chains. ...

Contents

History

Formation

Vocalist Layne Staley. Staley formed Alice in Chains along with guitarist Jerry Cantrell.
Vocalist Layne Staley. Staley formed Alice in Chains along with guitarist Jerry Cantrell.

Following the demise of his band Sleeze in 1986, vocalist Layne Staley formed Alice N' Chainz, a band which he said "dressed in drag and played speed metal".[3] The new band performed around the Seattle area playing Slayer and Armored Saint covers. Staley met guitarist Jerry Cantrell while working at Music Bank rehearsal studios, where the two struggling musicians became roommates, and lived in a rehearsal space they shared. Staley's Alice N' Chainz soon disbanded and he joined a funk band who at the time also required a guitarist. Staley asked Cantrell to join as a sideman. Cantrell agreed on condition that Staley joined Cantrell's band Diamond Lie, which at the time included drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Starr. Eventually the funk project broke up and in 1987 Staley joined Cantrell on a full time basis. Diamond Lie played in clubs around the Pacific Northwest, often stretching 15 minutes of material into a 45-minute set. The band eventually took the name of Alice N' Chains, although they switched the z in the title to an s.[3][4] Layne Thomas Staley (August 22, 1967 - ca. ... Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. ... Layne Thomas Staley (August 22, 1967 - ca. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that spawned in the early 1980s and was the direct musical progenitor of thrash metal[1] [2]. When Speed metal first emerged as a genre, it innovatively increased the tempo of the music template set forth by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... Armored Saint is a Los Angeles, United States, based heavy metal band. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... A sideman is a professional musician who is hired to perform or record with a group of which he is not formally a member. ... Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney in 2006 Sean Kinney, born Sean Howard Kinney on May 27, 1966, is a musician best known for being the drummer of the influential grunge band Alice in Chains. ... Michael Christopher Starr (born April 4, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii), better known as Mike Starr, is an American musician, and was Alice in Chains original bassist From The groups formation in 1987 to 1993. ...


Local promoter Randy Hauser became aware of the band at a concert, and offered to pay for demo recordings. However, one day before the band was due to record the Music Bank studio in the Washington, the police shut down the studio during the biggest marijuana raid in the history of the state.[3] The final demo was named The Treehouse Tapes, and found its way to the music managers Kelly Curtis and Susan Silver, who also managed the Seattle-based band Soundgarden. Curtis and Silver passed on the demo to Columbia Records' A&R representative Nick Terzo, who set up an appointment with label president Don Lenner. Based on The Treehouse Tapes, Lenner signed Alice in Chains to Columbia in 1989.[3] For other uses, see demo. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ...


Facelift and Sap

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"Man in the Box" (1990)

Sample of "Man in the Box" from Facelift, representing the grunge music style Alice in Chains plays. This is the band's debut single and is considered the song that popularized the band.
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Alice in Chains soon became a top priority of the label, who released the band's first official recording in July 1990, a promotional EP We Die Young. The EP's lead single, "Man in the Box", became a hit at metal radio. After its success, the label rushed Alice in Chains' debut album into production with producer Dave Jerden.[5] Cantrell stated the album was intended to have a "moody aura" that was a "direct result of the brooding atmosphere and feel of Seattle".[6] Man in the Box is a single by the grunge group Alice in Chains. ... Facelift is the first Alice in Chains album, released on August 21, 1990. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... We Die Young is a single EP by Alice in Chains. ... Man in the Box is a single by the grunge group Alice in Chains. ... Dave Jerden is a prolific American record producer. ...


The resulting album, Facelift, was released on August 21, 1990, peaking at number 42 in the summer of 1991 on the Billboard 200 chart.[7] Facelift was not an instant success, selling under 40,000 copies in the first six months of release, until MTV added "Man in the Box" to regular daytime rotation.[8] The single hit number 18 on the Mainstream rock charts, with the album's follow up single, "Sea of Sorrow", reaching number 27,[9] and in six weeks Facelift sold 400,000 copies in the US.[8] The album was a critical success, with Steve Huey of All Music Guide citing Facelift as "one of the most important records in establishing an audience for grunge and alternative rock."[10] Facelift is the first Alice in Chains album, released on August 21, 1990. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Man in the Box is a single by the grunge group Alice in Chains. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Sea of Sorow is the second single by the grunge group Alice in Chains. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ...


Facelift was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America by the end of 1990, while the band continued to hone its audience, opening for such artists as Iggy Pop,[11] Van Halen, Poison,[6] and Extreme.[8] In early 1991, Alice in Chains landed the opening slot for the Clash of the Titans tour with Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer, exposing the band to a wide metal audience.[12] Alice in Chains was nominated for a Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy Award in 1992 for "Man in the Box", but lost to Van Halen for their 1991 album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.[13] “Golden record” redirects here. ... RIAA redirects here. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... Poison is an American glam metal band which originally achieved popular success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Extreme is an American rock band that achieved popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance has been awarded since 1990. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (also known as F.U.C.K.) is the ninth album by the American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1991. ...

Jerry Cantrell is a co-founder of the band. He is credited, along with Staley, with creating the band's unique sound.
Jerry Cantrell is a co-founder of the band. He is credited, along with Staley, with creating the band's unique sound.

Following the tour, Alice in Chains entered the studio to record demos for its next album, but ended up recording five acoustic songs instead.[8] While in the studio, drummer Sean Kinney had a dream about "making an EP called Sap".[11] The band decided "not to mess with fate", and on March 21, 1992, Alice in Chains released their second EP, Sap. The EP was released while Nirvana's Nevermind was at the top of the Billboard 200 charts, resulting in a rising popularity of Seattle-based bands, and the term grunge music.[8] Sap was soon certified gold. The EP features guest vocals by Ann Wilson from the band Heart, who joined Staley and Cantrell for the choruses of "Brother", "Am I Inside" and "Love Song". The EP also features Mark Arm of Mudhoney and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, appearing together on the song "Right Turn", credited to "Alice Mudgarden" in the liner notes.[14] In 1992, Alice in Chains appeared in the Cameron Crowe film Singles, performing as a "bar band".[15] The band also contributed the song "Would?" to the film's soundtrack, whose video received an award for Best Video from a Film at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards.[16] is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... Nevermind is Nirvanas second album, released in September of 1991. ... Grunge redirects here. ... Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California) is the lead singer and flute player[1] of Heart. ... For other uses, see Heart (disambiguation). ... Singer/Guitarist Mark Arm Mark Arm is the vocalist for the grunge band Mudhoney. ... Mudhoney may refer to: Mudhoney (band), a grunge band from Seattle, Washington Mudhoney (film), a film directed by Russ Meyer Mudhoney Records, a record label Mudhoney (store), fashion accessories stores, Adelaide, South Australia Category: ... Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American musician best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for rock bands Soundgarden (1984–1997) and Audioslave (2001–2007). ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... Alice Mudgarden was the band given jacket credit for the song Right Turn on the 1992 Alice in Chains EP Sap. ... Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ... Singles (1992) is a film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. ... Would? is a song by grunge group Alice in Chains, appearing on their 1992 album Dirt. ... Singles is the original soundtrack album by the film of the same title with a collection of grunge songs. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Video from a Film. ... The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 2, 1993, honoring the best music videos from the past year. ...


Dirt

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"Would?" (1992)

Sample of "Would?" from Dirt. The song originally appeared on the soundtrack to the film Singles. "Would?" is one of Alice in Chains' signature songs, appearing at nearly every concert the band has performed since its release.
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In February 1992, the band returned to the studio, again with producer Dave Jerden, to record its follow-up album. With new songs written primarily on the road, the material has an overall darker feel than Facelift, with six of the album's twelve songs dealing with addiction.[17] "We did a lot of soul searching on this album. There's a lot of intense feelings."[17] Cantrell said, "We deal with our daily demons through music. All of the poison that builds up during the day we cleanse when we play".[4] Would? is a song by grunge group Alice in Chains, appearing on their 1992 album Dirt. ... Singles from Dirt Released: 1992 Released: 1992 Released: 1993 Released: 1993 Released: 1993 Dirt is a grunge album by Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Singles is the original soundtrack album by the film of the same title with a collection of grunge songs. ... Singles (1992) is a film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. ...


On September 29, 1992, Alice in Chains released its second album, Dirt. The album peaked at number six on the Billboard 200, and since its release has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA, making Dirt the band's highest selling album to date.[3][5] The album was a critical success, with Steve Huey of All Music Guide praising the album as a "major artistic statement, and the closest they ever came to recording a flat-out masterpiece".[18] Chris Gill of Guitar World called Dirt "huge and foreboding, yet eerie and intimate", and "sublimely dark and brutally honest".[8] Dirt spawned five top 30 singles, including "Rooster", Them Bones", and "Down in a Hole", and remained on the charts for nearly a year.[7][19] Alice in Chains was added as openers to Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears tour, but just days before the tour began, Layne Staley broke his foot in an ATV accident, forcing him to use crutches on stage.[8] While on tour, bassist Mike Starr left the band to spend more time with his family, and was replaced by former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Mike Inez.[20] In 1993, the band recorded two songs with Inez, "What the Hell Have I" and "A Little Bitter", for the Last Action Hero soundtrack.[21] During the summer of 1993, Alice in Chains joined Primus, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, and Babes in Toyland for the alternative music festival Lollapalooza, which was the last major tour Alice in Chains played with Staley.[22] is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Singles from Dirt Released: 1992 Released: 1992 Released: 1993 Released: 1993 Released: 1993 Dirt is a grunge album by Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ... -1... Them Bones is the first song from the Alice in Chains album Dirt. ... Down in a Hole is a track from the album Dirt, recorded by rock legends Alice in Chains. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... ATV can refer to: All-terrain vehicle, the a personal recreational vehicle normally consisting of a motorcycle-like engine, four balloon tires and a fiberglass body; a four-wheeler. ... Alice in Chains Bass Player Mike Inez Michael Mike Inez (born May 14, 1966 in San Fernando, California) is a rock musician. ... What the Hell Have I is a heavy metal/grunge song by Alice in Chains. ... Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy directed by John McTiernan. ... Primus is an American rock band currently composed of singer and bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry Ler LaLonde, and drummer Tim Herb Alexander. ... Tool is an American rock band that was formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. ... Rage Against the Machine, is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1991. ... Babes in Toyland were an all-women band formed in Minneapolis in 1988. ... The term alternative rock or alternative music1 was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring rock, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. ...


Jar of Flies

Following Alice in Chains' extensive 1993 world tour, Staley said the band "just wanted to go into the studio for a few days with our acoustic guitars and see what happened".[23] "We never really planned on the music we made at that time to be released. But the record label heard it and they really liked it. For us, it was just the experience of four guys getting together in the studio and making some music."[23]


While never originally intended for a public release, Columbia Records released Alice in Chains' second acoustic-based EP, Jar of Flies, on January 25, 1994. Written and recorded in one week,[24] Jar of Flies debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming the first ever EP—and first Alice in Chains release—to top the charts.[7] Paul Evans of Rolling Stone called the EP "darkly gorgeous",[25] and Steve Huey stated "Jar of Flies is a low-key stunner, achingly gorgeous and harrowingly sorrowful all at once".[26] Jar of Flies features Alice in Chains' only number one single on the Mainstream Rock charts, "No Excuses". The second single, "I Stay Away", reached number ten on the Mainstream rock charts, while the final single "Don't Follow", reached number 25.[7] After the release of Sap, Layne Staley entered rehab for heroin addiction.[27] The band was scheduled to tour during the summer of 1994 with Metallica and Suicidal Tendencies, but while in rehearsal for the tour, Staley began using heroin again.[27] Staley's condition prompted the other band members to cancel all scheduled dates one day before the start of the tour, putting the band on hiatus.[28] Jar of Flies is an Alice in Chains studio EP, released on January 25, 1994. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article is about the magazine. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... No Excuses is a song by Alice in Chains, appearing on the 1994 EP Jar of Flies. ... I Stay Away is the first single off American grunge band Alice in Chainss second EP, Jar of Flies. ... Dont Follow is the last single from the heavy metal band Alice in Chains second EP entitled Jar of Flies. ... Drug rehabilitation is an umbrella term for a variety of processes by which a person addicted to a drug stops using that drug. ... Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Suicidal Tendencies is an American hardcore punk / crossover thrash band formed in 1981 in Venice, California. ...


Alice in Chains

While Alice in Chains was inactive during 1995, Staley joined the "grunge supergroup" Mad Season, which also featured Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, John Baker Saunders from The Walkabouts and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin. Mad Season released one album, Above, for which Staley provided lead vocals and the album artwork. The album spawned a number-two single, "River of Deceit", as well as a home video release of Live at the Moore.[19] In April 1995, Alice in Chains entered Bad Animals Studio in Seattle with producer Toby Wright, who had previously worked with Corrosion of Conformity and Slayer.[29] While in the studio, an inferior version of the song "Grind" was leaked to radio, and received major airplay.[30] On October 6, 1995, the band released the studio version of the song to radio via satellite uplink. In the late 1960s, the term supergroup was coined to describe music groups comprising members who had already achieved fame or respect in other groups or as individual artists. ... Above (1995) Mad Season was a grunge supergroup formed in late 1994 by members of three popular Seattle based bands, as well as a friend of one of the members. ... Michael Mike McCready (born April 5, 1966, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S.) is the lead guitarist and, along with Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard, a founding member of the American rock band, Pearl Jam. ... John Baker Saunders was a founding member and bassist for grunge rock supergroup Mad Season. ... The Walkabouts is an American rock band formed in Seattle in 1984. ... Screaming Trees was a musical group considered part of the grunge music movement of the early 1990s. ... Barrett Martin is a man who has worn many hats over the course of 20 years as a professional musician. ... Above is the album by Mad Season, released March 15, 1995 on Columbia Records. ... River of Deceit is the first and only official single by grunge band Mad Season off their only album Above. ... The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... Live at the Moore is a video of the final live performance of grunge supergroup Mad Season. ... Bad Animals is a music and media recording studio on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle. ... Toby Wright is a producer, who has co-produced Slayers 1994 album Divine Intervention with Rick Rubin, and fully produced Alice in Chains self-titled 3rd album in 1995. ... Corrosion of Conformity is an American heavy metal band. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Alice in Chains' 1996 MTV Unplugged concert was one of the band's last performances with Layne Staley (pictured).
Alice in Chains' 1996 MTV Unplugged concert was one of the band's last performances with Layne Staley (pictured).

On November 7, 1995, Columbia Records released the eponymous Alice in Chains,[29] which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and has since been certified double platinum.[7] Of the album's four singles, "Grind", "Again", "Over Now", and "Heaven Beside You", three feature Cantrell on lead vocals. Jon Wiederhorn of Rolling Stone called the album "liberating and enlightening, the songs achieve a startling, staggering and palpable impact."[31] The song "Got Me Wrong" unexpectedly charted three years after its release on the Sap EP. The song was re-released as a single on the soundtrack for the independent film Clerks in 1995, reaching number seven on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[32] The band opted not to tour in support of Alice in Chains, adding to the rumors of drug abuse.[33][34] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Singles from Alice in Chains Released: 1995 Released: 1996 Released: 1996 Released: 1996 Alice in Chains is the self-titled album by the Seattle grunge group Alice in Chains. ... Grind is the first song on Alice in Chains self titled album. ... Again was one of the 4 successful singles from Alice in Chains self-titled 3rd album. ... Over Now was a song by Alice in Chains, off of their self-titled 3rd album. ... Heaven Beside You is one of Alice In Chains most well-known songs. ... Got Me Wrong was a largely-acoustic grunge song by Alice in Chains. ... An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the studio system. ... This article is about the film. ...


Alice in Chains resurfaced on April 10, 1996 to perform their first concert in three years for MTV Unplugged, a program featuring all-acoustic set lists.[35][36] The performance featured some of the band's highest charting singles, including "Down in a Hole", "Heaven Beside You", and "Would?", and introduced a new song, "Killer Is Me".[9] The show marked Alice in Chains' only appearance as a five-piece band, adding second guitarist Scott Olson.[35] A live album of the performance was released in July 1996, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and was accompanied by a home video release, both of which received platinum certification by the RIAA.[7] Alice in Chains performed four shows following the 1993 Lollapalooza tour,[37] with the final live appearance of Layne Staley on July 3, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri.[38] is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... Down in a Hole is a track from the album Dirt, recorded by rock legends Alice in Chains. ... Heaven Beside You is one of Alice In Chains most well-known songs. ... Would? is a song by grunge group Alice in Chains, appearing on their 1992 album Dirt. ... Scott Olson is a Guitarist, Bassist and recording engineer. ... Unplugged is a live album by Alice in Chains. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Hiatus and the death of Layne Staley

Although Alice in Chains never officially disbanded, Staley became a recluse, rarely leaving his Seattle condominium following the death of his fiancée in 1996, due to bacterial endocarditis.[19] "Drugs worked for me for years", Staley told Rolling Stone in 1996, "and now they're turning against me, now I'm walking through hell".[34] In 1998, Staley reunited with Alice in Chains to record two new songs, "Get Born Again" and "Died". Originally written for Cantrell's solo album, the songs were released in the fall of 1999 on box set, Music Bank. The set contains 48 songs, including rarities, demos, and previous album tracks.[3] The band also released a 15-track compilation titled Nothing Safe: Best of the Box, serving as a sampler for Music Bank, as well as the band's first greatest hits compilation. The band's last official releases include a live album, simply titled Live, released on December 5, 2000, and a second greatest hits compilation, titled Greatest Hits in 2001.[39] For the town, see Recluse, Wyoming. ... This article is about the form of housing. ... Endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart, the endocardium. ... Get Born Again was one of the last two songs that Alice in Chains ever recorded, the other being Died, both written for their 1999 release Nothing Safe: Best of the Box. ... Died is the final Alice in Chains song recorded with lead singer Layne Staley, before his death (in 2002). ... A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is one or more musical recordings, films, television programs, or other collection of related things that are contained in a box. ... Music Bank is a box set by the grunge band Alice in Chains. ... Nothing Safe: Best of the Box is an album by the grunge band Alice in Chains. ... For a list of albums known simply as Greatest Hits, see List of albums titled Greatest Hits. ... A live album – commonly contrasted with a studio album – is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances. ... Live is an album by the grunge band Alice in Chains. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Greatest Hits (a. ...


After a decade battling drug addiction, Layne Staley was found dead in his condominium on April 19, 2002. An autopsy revealed Staley died from a mixture of heroin and cocaine 14 days previously. In his last interview, which was given months before his death, Staley admitted, "I know I'm near death, I did crack and heroin for years. I never wanted to end my life this way".[40] Cantrell, shaken by the death of his friend and band mate, dedicated his 2002 solo album, Degradation Trip, to Staley.[41] is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For other uses, see Cocaine (disambiguation). ... Degradation Trip is the second solo album by the Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, released on June 18, 2002 (see 2002 in music). ...


Reunion

Sean Kinney in 2006. Kinney has been Alice in Chains' drummer since its inception.
Sean Kinney in 2006. Kinney has been Alice in Chains' drummer since its inception.

In 2005, Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez, and Sean Kinney reunited to perform a benefit concert in Seattle for victims of the tsunami disaster that struck south Asia.[42] The band featured Damageplan vocalist Pat Lachman, with other special guests including Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd, Maynard James Keenan of Tool, and Ann Wilson of Heart.[42][43] On March 6, 2006, the surviving members performed at VH1's Decades Rock Live concert, honoring fellow Seattle musicians Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. They played "Would?" with Pantera and Down vocalist Phil Anselmo, and "Rooster" with William DuVall and Ann Wilson.[43] The band followed the concert with a short United States club tour, several festival dates in Europe, and a brief tour in Japan. To coincide with the band's reunion, Sony Music released the long delayed third Alice in Chains compilation, The Essential Alice in Chains, a double album that includes 28 songs.[44] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1228x1908, 1235 KB) // Sean Kinney, of Alice in Chains after the concert at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey in August of 2006. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1228x1908, 1235 KB) // Sean Kinney, of Alice in Chains after the concert at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey in August of 2006. ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26, 2004. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Damageplan (originally New Found Power) was a US-American heavy metal band, showcasing the groove metal sound that was demonstrated by guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul while playing in Pantera, most notably on the Vulgar Display of Power album. ... Pat Lachman is ex vocalist of Damageplan and current vocalist for The Mercy Clinic , former vocalist/guitarist of Diesel Machine and former guitarist for Halford. ... Wesley Reid Scantlin[1] (born June 9, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a songwriter and guitarist for the hit band Puddle Of Mudd. ... Puddle of Mudd is an American post-grunge band from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. ... -1... Tool is an American rock band that was formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. ... Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California) is the lead singer and flute player[1] of Heart. ... For other uses, see Heart (disambiguation). ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today’s hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. ... Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California) is the lead singer and flute player[1] of Heart. ... Ann (left) and Nancy Wilson, 1993 Nancy Wilson (born March 16, 1954) is an American singer and guitarist who, with her older sister Ann, became a part of the Seattle band Heart. ... Would? is a song by grunge group Alice in Chains, appearing on their 1992 album Dirt. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Down is an American southern heavy metal supergroup formed in 1991. ... Philip Hansen Anselmo (born June 30, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a heavy metal vocalist and musician, currently performing with Down. ... -1... William DuVall is the lead singer of the band Comes With the Fall and is currently touring with Alice In Chains. ... ... The Essential Alice in Chains is a 2 CD compilation album by Alice in Chains. ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ...


Comes With the Fall vocalist William DuVall joined Alice in Chains as lead singer during the band's reunion concerts. Velvet Revolver and ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan also joined the band for the reunion tour, playing rhythm guitar on selected songs.[43] Before the tour, Kinney mentioned in an interview that he would be interested in writing new material, but not as Alice in Chains.[45] However, AliceinChains.com reported that the band has begun writing new material, with DuVall on lead vocals. The band members plan to release their first studio album since 1995 by the end of 2008.[46] Comes With The Fall are an influential rock group that was formed in 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... William DuVall is the lead singer of the band Comes With the Fall and is currently touring with Alice In Chains. ... Velvet Revolver (abbreviated to VR) is a Grammy Award-winning hard rock supergroup currently consisting of Slash (lead guitar), Duff McKagan (bass guitar, vocals), Matt Sorum (drums, percussion, vocals) of Guns N Roses, and Dave Kushner (rhythm guitar), of Wasted Youth. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Duff McKagan (born Michael Andrew McKagan on February 5, 1964) is an American musician and rock bassist, who is best known for his thirteen-year tenure in the hard rock band Guns N Roses. ...


Musical style

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"Nutshell"

Sample of "Nutshell" from Unplugged. This song originally appeared on Jar of Flies and represents the unique acoustic sound Alice in Chains have created.
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Although Alice in Chains has been labeled grunge, alternative rock, and hard rock, Jerry Cantrell identifies the band as primarily heavy metal. He told Guitar World in 1996; "We're a lot of different things... I don't quite know what the mixture is, but there's definitely metal, blues, rock and roll, maybe a touch of punk. The metal part will never leave, and I never want it to".[47] Alice in Chains has cited musical influences such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Metallica.[19][48] Nutshell is a song by Seattle grunge band Alice In Chains featured on their 1994 studio EP Jar of Flies. ... Unplugged is a live album by Alice in Chains. ... Jar of Flies is an Alice in Chains studio EP, released on January 25, 1994. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ...


Jerry Cantrell's guitar style combines what Stephen Erlewine of All Music Guide called "pummeling riffs and expansive guitar textures" to create "slow, brooding minor-key grinds".[48][49] While down-tuned distorted guitars mixed with Staley's distinctive "snarl-to-a-scream"[8] vocals appealed to heavy metal fans, the band also had "a sense of melody that was undeniable," which introduced Alice in Chains to a much wider pop audience outside of the heavy metal underground.[10][22] Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ...


The band has been described by critics as "hard enough for metal fans, yet their dark subject matter and punky attack placed them among the front ranks of the Seattle-based grunge bands".[48] Three of the band's releases feature all acoustic music, and while the band initially kept these releases separate, Alice in Chains' self-titled album combined the styles to form "a bleak, nihilistic sound that balanced grinding hard rock with subtly textured acoustic numbers".[48]


Alice in Chains is also noted for the unique vocal harmonies of Staley and Cantrell, which included overlapping passages, and dual lead vocals.[48] Alyssa Burrows said the band's distinctive sound "came from Staley's vocal style and his lyrics dealing with personal struggles and addiction".[50] Staley's songs were often considered "dark",[48] with themes such as drug abuse, depression, and suicide,[19] while Cantrell's lyrics dealt more with personal relationships.


Legacy

Alice in Chains' current vocalist, William DuVall performing with the band. DuVall replaced Layne Staley as the band's vocalist when Alice in Chains reformed after Staley's death.
Alice in Chains' current vocalist, William DuVall performing with the band. DuVall replaced Layne Staley as the band's vocalist when Alice in Chains reformed after Staley's death.

Alice in Chains has sold more than ten million albums in the United States, released two number-one albums and 19 top 40 singles, and has received six Grammy nominations. The band was ranked number 34 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.[51] Alice in Chains has had a large impact on many bands, such as Godsmack, who, according to Jon Wiederhorn of MTV, "have sonically followed Alice in Chains' lead while adding their own distinctive edge". Godsmack singer Sully Erna has also cited Layne Staley as his primary influence.[52] Staind has covered Alice in Chains' song "Nutshell" live, which appears on the compilation The Singles: 1996-2006, and also wrote a song entitled "Layne", in Staley's dedication, on the album 14 Shades of Grey.[53] Other bands that have been inspired by Alice in Chains include Nirvana, Taproot, Puddle of Mudd, Smile Empty Soul, Creed, Nickelback, Cold, and Tantric.[19] Metallica, who originally influenced Alice in Chains, in turn said they always wanted to tour with the band, citing Alice in Chains as a major influence on the vocal melodies for Metallica's eighth studio album St. Anger.[19] William DuVall is the lead singer of the band Comes With the Fall and is currently touring with Alice In Chains. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... For the Alice in Chains song, see God Smack (song). ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Sully Erna (born Salvatore Paul Erna February 7, 1968 in Lawrence, Massachusetts), is both the vocalist and primary songwriter for the hard rock/heavy metal band, Godsmack. ... Staind is an American alternative metal group[1][2] from Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nutshell is a song by Seattle grunge band Alice In Chains featured on their 1994 studio EP Jar of Flies. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Buddhist concept. ... Taproot is a four-piece rock music group from Ann Arbor, Michigan that has toured with bands such as Korn, Deftones, Staind, P.O.D., Disturbed, and Linkin Park. ... Puddle of Mudd is an American post-grunge band from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. ... Smile Empty Soul is an alternative rock/post-grunge music group from Santa Clarita, California. ... This article is about the American Post-Grunge band. ... This article is about the Canadian rock band. ... Cold was an American five-piece post-grunge/alternative metal band, based in Jacksonville, Florida. ... Tantric is a rock band from Louisville, Kentucky. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... St. ...


Band members

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Former members

Touring musicians

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Discography

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Studio albums

Facelift is the first Alice in Chains album, released on August 21, 1990. ... Singles from Dirt Released: 1992 Released: 1992 Released: 1993 Released: 1993 Released: 1993 Dirt is a grunge album by Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Singles from Alice in Chains Released: 1995 Released: 1996 Released: 1996 Released: 1996 Alice in Chains is the self-titled album by the Seattle grunge group Alice in Chains. ...

EPs

We Die Young is a single EP by Alice in Chains. ... Jar of Flies is an Alice in Chains studio EP, released on January 25, 1994. ...

Awards and nominations

Awards

Year Award Category
1993 MTV Video Music Awards Best Video from a Film – "Would?" from Singles[16]

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Nominations

Year Award Category
1991 MTV Video Music Awards Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Video – "Man in the Box"[54]
1992 American Music Awards Favorite New Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist[55]
Grammy Awards Best Hard Rock Performance – "Man in the Box"[13]
1993 Grammy Awards Best Hard Rock Performance – Dirt[56]
1995 Grammy Awards Best Hard Rock Performance – "I Stay Away"[57]
1996 Grammy Awards Best Hard Rock Performance – "Grind"[58]
MTV Video Music Awards Best Hard Rock Video – "Again"[59]
1997 Grammy Awards Best Hard Rock Performance – "Again"[60]
2000 Grammy Awards Best Hard Rock Performance – "Get Born Again"[61]

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