Alice In Chains

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Alternative Rock (Modern Rock) band formed in Seattle, Washington (USA).

The Seattle grunge movement of the late eighties spawned many a band, and Alice In Chains were one of the most well-known, as well as one of the more traditionally metal (more so than they are given credit for). Their crooning harmonic vocal style has been imitated by many bands over the last following decades, certainly enough to qualify them as an influential band. A well-publicized drug problems (mostly centering around Layne Staley) surfaced as early as the "Dirt" era, making it rather obvious that the band was probably not going to survive in the long term.

Guitarist Jerry Cantrell embarked on a successful solo career.

Vocalist Layne Staley was found dead in his apartment on April 19th, 2002. Willian DuVall replaced Staley on vocals when the the remainder of the band reunited in 2009.

Current lineup:
William DuVall - vocals.
Jerry Cantrell - guitars, vocals.
Sean Kinney - drums, percussion.
Mike Inez - bass, guitar.
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Alice In Chains Discography Tracks

Albums

Alice In Chains - Facelift album art Alice In Chains Facelift (Album) Columbia, Columbia US 1990 Sell This Version
none Alice In Chains - Live At The Moore Theatre album art Alice In Chains Live At The Moore Theatre(Cass, Promo) Columbia none US 1990 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Dirt album art Alice In Chains Dirt (Album) Columbia, Columbia US 1992 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Alice In Chains album art Alice In Chains Alice In Chains (Album) Columbia, Columbia US 1995 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged album art Alice In Chains MTV Unplugged (Album) Columbia, Columbia US 1996 Sell This Version
9644 Alice In Chains - Presents Up Close album art Alice In Chains Presents Up Close(CD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 9644 US 1996 Sell This Version
Show #97-35 Alice In Chains - In Concert album art Alice In Chains / Gravity Kills Alice In Chains / Gravity Kills - In Concert(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One Show #97-35 US 1997 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Live album art Alice In Chains Live (Album, Comp) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia US 2000 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue album art Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue (Album) Virgin, Virgin South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here album art Alice In Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (Album) Capitol Records Canada 2013 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog album art Alice In Chains Rainier Fog (Album) BMG UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Alice In Chains - We Die Young album art Alice In Chains We Die Young (Single, EP) Columbia US 1990 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Man In The Box album art Alice In Chains Man In The Box (Single) Columbia US 1990 Sell This Version
ROCK 04 Alice In Chains - Rock Power Magazine Presents album art Love/Hate / Mind Funk* / Alice In Chains / Tipsy Wit Love/Hate / Mind Funk* / Alice In Chains / Tipsy Wit - Rock Power Magazine Presents(7", EP, Promo) Rock Power Magazine ROCK 04 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CS7-04013 Alice In Chains - Bleed The Freak / Put You Down album art Alice In Chains Bleed The Freak / Put You Down(7", Promo) Columbia CS7-04013 US 1991 Sell This Version
CSK 4072 Alice In Chains - Sea Of Sorrow album art Alice In Chains Sea Of Sorrow(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia CSK 4072 US 1991 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Them Bones album art Alice In Chains Them Bones (Single, Maxi) Columbia UK 1992 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Sap album art Alice In Chains Sap (EP) Columbia US 1992 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Rooster album art Alice In Chains Rooster (Single) Columbia US 1992 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Would? album art Alice In Chains Would? (EP, Maxi, Single) Columbia Australia 1992 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Angry Chair album art Alice In Chains Angry Chair (Single, EP) Columbia Australia 1992 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - Down In A Hole album art Alice In Chains Down In A Hole (Single) Columbia US 1993 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - What The Hell Have I album art Alice In Chains What The Hell Have I (Single) Columbia Costa Rica 1993 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - No Excuses album art Alice In Chains No Excuses (Single) Columbia US 1994 Sell This Version
Alice In Chains - I Stay Away album art Alice In Chains I Stay Away (Single) Columbia UK 1994 Sell This Version

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musiclover56

musiclover56

September 18, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
I know a lot of people do not like the new alice in chains after Layne passed away, I don't like the new one as much either. You have to admit though, that they still kept their style and didn't sell out or change their style. Alice In Chains was Jerry's band. Layne brought in the name, but Jerry was the one that wrote and produced the music, and gave Alice In Chains the style they are known for. If Jerry died instead of Layne, that would have affected the band much more, and you probably don't want that to happen either.

Their new albums may not have the voice and deep meaning (about drugs) as they they used to, but they are still Alice In Chains.
music_emporium

music_emporium

September 30, 2013
Layne Staley met Jerry Cantrell in 1987 at the Music Bank Warehouse. Cantrell would soon contribute to the band by adding members. He knew a bassist called Mike Starr and a drummer called Sean Kinney. This, of course, made the lineup complete.

Soon the band would be touring Seattle and the success of this tour led to Columbia Records' signing of the band. This culminated in the release of the We Die Young, which was a precursor to their debut Facelift.

Following their debut, the EP Sap was made, followed by their most acclaimed album, Dirt, which became part of the Singles soundtrack through the hit "Would?". This song was not the only one that AIC did for a film. "What the Hell Have I?" and "A Little Bitter" appeared on the Last Action Hero soundtrack and "Got Me Wrong" was included in the Clerks soundtrack.

Then came another EP, Jar of Flies, which became the first ever EP to chart at number 1 on the Billboard 200. The EPs that AIC have made are widely known for sounding completely different from their full-length albums.

Next would be their self titled album, Alice in Chains. Sadly, this would be their last studio album, due to drug problems within the band. The only real material fans got came from the MTV Unplugged perfomance (MTV Unplugged). In 1996, this was their first gig in three years, which highlights the problems within the band.

"Get Born Again" would be their last single. Layne Staley's voice would be recorded for Alice in Chains in 1999. This is, of course, because of the sad and premature death of Layne in April 2002, which would ultimately spell the end for the band. The sad truth, though, is that, due to personal problems, Alice in Chains had stopped functioning as a band many years before.

In 2006 Alice in Chains reunited with William DuVall as their new vocalist.

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