Alice in Chains

Alice in Chains



Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney,[1] who then recruited bassist Mike Starr[1] and lead vocalist Layne Staley.[1][2][3] Mike Starr was replaced in 1993 by Mike Inez.[4] The band took its name from Staley's previous group, the glam metal band Alice N' Chains.[5][2]

Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released five studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, four compilations, two DVDs, 30 music videos[6][7] and 28 singles. The band is known for its distinctive vocal style,[8] which often included the harmonized vocals between Staley and Cantrell[9][10] (and later Cantrell and William DuVall).[11][12] Cantrell started to sing lead on the 1992 acoustic EP Sap, and his role continued to grow in the following albums, making Alice in Chains a two-vocal band.[10][11][12]

Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 20 million records worldwide,[13] and over 14 million records in the US alone,[14] with two No. 1 albums and six Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart.[15] The band has had 16 Top 10 songs on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart,[16] 5 No. 1 hits,[16] and nine Grammy Award nominations.[17][18] Their debut album, Facelift, was released in 1990 and has been certified double-platinum by the RIAA, selling over two million copies.[19] In 1992, the band's second album, Dirt, was released to critical acclaim and was certified quadruple platinum.[20] Their second acoustic EP, Jar of Flies, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in 1994, becoming the first ever EP and first Alice in Chains release to top the charts, and it has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA.[21] The band's third album, Alice in Chains, was released in 1995 and has been certified double platinum.[22] It achieved No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart.[16]

Although never officially disbanding, Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity from 1996 onwards due to Staley's substance abuse, which resulted in his death in 2002. The band reunited in 2005 for a live benefit show, performing with a number of guest vocalists. They toured in 2006, with William DuVall taking over as lead vocalist full-time.[23] The new line-up released the band's fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue, in 2009, which received gold certification by the RIAA[22] and two Grammy nominations.[17] Their fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, was released in 2013. The band toured extensively and released several videos in support of these albums.[24]

Alice in Chains is currently working on their sixth studio album, tentatively set for release in early 2018.[25]



Black Gives Way to Blue
Black Gives Way to Blue is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released in September 29, 2009.
Dirt is the second studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 1992, through Columbia Records.
Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains (occasionally informally referred to as The Dog Album, The Dog Record, and Tripod) is the self-titled third studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains.
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on May 28, 2013.

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Alice in Chains, Godsmack + Muse to Headline 2018 Carolina Rebellion
  –  December 5, 2017
In a day of major festival announcements, the 2018 Carolina Rebellion is stacking up to be one of the best. Organizers have revealed that Alice in Chains, Godsmack and Muse will headline the three-day music weekend May 4-6 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Carolina Rebellion reveals 2018 lineup: Muse, QOTSA, Alice in Chains, Incubus among highlights
  –  December 5, 2017
Carolina Rebellion has revealed its 2018 lineup. The three-day music festival goes down May 4th-6th at the Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Topping the bill is Muse in what is their first announced and only ...
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion 2018 Lineup Announced
  –  December 4, 2017
music The Best Heavy Metal Albums You've Never Heard
  –  December 4, 2017
Before the term "grunge" became a catch-all slogan to describe any Alice In Chains or Pearl Jam rip-off, Seattle was first and foremost a Heavy Metal town. Mountlake Terrace thrashers, Forced Entry, should have been up there with the Big Four (Metallica ...
Comedian Jim Breuer getting a residency at The Paramount
  –  December 4, 2017
Then the last part will be like the Wiggles for adults with funny musical impressions, ‘Here’s Bingo done by AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Volbeat and Joe Pesci’ . . . It murders.” David J. Criblez is a reporter for Newsday's exploreLI, covering ...
Lead Lineup for 12th Annual Rock on the Range
  –  November 29, 2017
America's largest and most acclaimed rock festival features nearly 60 bands on three stages, led by Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, and Alice In Chains, also featuring Godsmack, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Stone Temple ...
Rock On The Range 2018 lineup and tickets announced!
  –  November 28, 2017
With almost 60 bands on three huge stages, the ROTR ’18 lineup will be led by Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, and Alice In Chains, and will also feature Monster Energy’s Machine Gun Kelly and Black Veil Brides, as well as Godsmack, A Perfect Circle ...
Alice in Chains, Tool and Stone Temple Pilots to Play 2018 Rock on the Range
  –  November 27, 2017
Rock on the Range has announced many of the bands that will be playing next year's installment of the popular festival, which will be held May 18-20, 2018 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Among the major acts to be featured are Tool and Alice in ...
Rock On The Range: Tool, A7X, Alice In Chains confirmed for 2018 bill
  –  November 27, 2017
Bands including Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Babymetal and A Perfect Circle are confirmed for Rock On The Range 2018 Rock On The Range organisers have announced the lineup for next year’s event. The 12th annual festival ...
Tool, A Perfect Circle, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains to Headline 2018 Rock On the Range
  –  November 27, 2017
The 2018 Rock On the Range festival lineup has been announced and it’s a stacked one. Headliners include Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains. The three-day festival will be held on May 18-20 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Related: Watch ...
Rock on the Range 2018 lineup includes Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains & More
  –  November 27, 2017
The festival, scheduled for May 18, 19 and 20 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH, will feature close to 60 bands on three stages. In a statement, Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell said, "We are looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range as a headliner ...
  –  November 27, 2017
The 12th annual Rock On The Range returns to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio Friday, May 18, Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 with its most power-packed lineup to date. America's largest and most acclaimed rock festival features nearly 60 bands on ...
Rock on the Range music festival announces 2018 lineup: Tool, Alice In Chains, more
  –  November 27, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rock On The Range, a rock music festival based in Columbus, has announced its lineup for this upcoming summer and it's pretty intense. Headlining the festival are heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold and rock bands Tool and Alice In Chains.
Stream In Flames’ Surprise EP Covering ’90s Hits By Depeche Mode, Alice In Chains, Chris Isaak, & Nine Inch Nails
  –  November 17, 2017
Gothenburg veterans In Flames are among the fathers of Sweden’s soaring, triumphant melodic death metal sound. But on their new EP Down, Wicked & No Good, the band leaves that sound mostly behind for something else. The new surprise-release EP consists ...


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