The ALICE IN CHAINS legacy dates back to 1987 when the tight-knit group began a riotous ride that saw them escorted from their illegal rehearsal space by Seattle's finest to a 1989 record deal...Expand
The ALICE IN CHAINS legacy dates back to 1987 when the tight-knit group began a riotous ride that saw them escorted from their illegal rehearsal space by Seattle's finest to a 1989 record deal with Columbia Records. Their instantly recognizable brand of dark, moody rock would become a signature sound and a major influence on later rock bands.
After a long hiatus, the members of ALICE IN CHAINS have decided to honor their musical legacy by taking their beloved songs to the road this spring/summer (2006). JERRY CANTRELL, MIKE INEZ and SEAN KINNEY will be joined by WILLIAM DUVALL, who will handle lead vocals for the group's five U.S. club shows and overseas festival performances in Europe and Southeast Asia. CANTRELL says, "We're gonna take it like we always did, and we've always kind of made it up as we've gone along. If you were looking at how to really capitalize on this experience and really make dough and make it a profitable thing, a band might, you know come out with a singer, have a record ready and all that. But that's not where we're coming from with this thing. We're coming from the place of 'It feels good, and we're having a good time, so we'd like people to be a part of that.'" KINNEY told Reuters, "We're not trying to replace Layne. We want to play these songs one more time, and if it seems like the right thing to do, it'll happen. I don't know how long it will go or where it will take us. It's kind of a tribute to Layne and our fans, the people who love these songs."