Alice in Chains: The Untold Story by David de SolaAlice in Chains were among the loudest voices out of Seattle. They were iconic pioneers who mixed grunge and metal in ways that continue to influence todays artists, and theirs is a story of hard work, self-destruction, rising from the ashes, and carrying on a lasting legacy.
Four years after their first meeting at a warehouse under Seattles Ballard Bridge, Alice in Chains became the first of grunges big four - ahead of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold record and achieve national recognition. With the charismatic Layne Staley behind the microphone, they became one of the most influential and successful bands to come out of the Seattle music scene. But as the band got bigger, so did their problems.
Acclaimed journalist David de Sola delves beneath the secrecy, gossip, and rumor surrounding the band to tell their full story for the first time. Based on a wealth of interviews with people who have direct knowledge of the band, many speaking on the record for the very first time, de Sola explores how drugs nearly destroyed them and claimed the lives of Staley and founding bassist Mike Starr, follows Jerry Cantrells solo career and Mike Starrs life after being fired from the band, and chronicles the bands resurrection with new lead singer William DuVall.
From their anonymous struggles to topping the charts with hits like Would?, Man in the Box, and Rooster, Alice in Chains reveals the members of the band not as caricatures of rock stars but as brilliant, nuanced, and flawed human beings whose years of hard work led to the seemingly overnight success that changed the music scene forever.
Alice in Chains Seattle August 12, 2016 Them Bones
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Sat in section which was not to far or too close as far as the sound. Century Link is a very good venue although would need more concerts to certify as spectacular. No need to talk about how it is for football as it is flat out crazy. My only complaint was when I called the stadium they didn't tell me that the am tour was sold out. I was able to get tickets for the tour.
And who can blame me? My personal favorite group from that era and really one of my favorites of all time is Alice in Chains. They quickly became associated with the grunge scene in Seattle, and in , solidified themselves as grunge legends with the release of their sophomore effort, Dirt. And so it is undoubtedly their most important work. However, in my humble opinion, it is not their best as great as it is. That distinction falls upon Alice in Chains a self-titled album , their third and final LP with late lead singer Layne Staley.
The band took its name from Staley's previous group, the glam metal band Alice N' Chains. Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released six studio albums, three EPs, three live albums, four compilations, two DVDs, 43 music videos,   and 32 singles. The band is known for its distinctive vocal style,  which often included the harmonized vocals between Staley and Cantrell  and later Cantrell and William DuVall. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana , Pearl Jam , and Soundgarden. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the s, selling over 30 million records worldwide,  and over 14 million records in the US alone,  with two No. Although never officially disbanding, Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity from onwards due to Staley's substance abuse , which resulted in his death in
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With Black Gives Way to Blue being released in with William DuVall officially joining as their replacement lead vocalist, it seemed that the band was alive once again. When I walked in, it was almost as if I was walking into that same show at the Paramount in I was surrounded mostly by longtime fans that had also stepped into a time warp, reminding me of the early-to-mid 90s.