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Alice In Chains

In many ways, Alice in Chains was the definitive heavy metal band of the early '90s. Drawing equally from the heavy riffing of post-Van Halen metal and the gloomy strains of post-punk, the band developed a bleak, nihilistic sound that balanced grinding hard rock with subtly textured acoustic numbers. They were 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. While this dichotomy helped the group soar to multi-platinum status with their second album, 1992's Dirt, it also divided them. Guitarist Jerry Cantrell always leaned toward the mainstream, while vocalist Layne Staley was fascinated with the seamy underground. Such tension drove the band toward stardom in their early years, but following Dirt, Alice in Chains suffered from near-crippling internal tensions that kept the band off the road for the remainder of the '90s and, consequently, the group never quite fulfilled their potential.

Staley formed the initial incarnation of the band while in high school in the mid-'80s, naming the group Alice N Chains. Staley met Cantrell in 1987 at the Seattle rehearsal warehouse the Music Bank and the two began working together, changing the group's name to Alice in Chains. Cantrell's friends Mike Starr (bass) and Sean Kinney (drums) rounded out the lineup, and the band began playing local Seattle clubs. Columbia Records signed the group in 1989 and the label quickly made the band a priority, targeting heavy metal audiences. Early in 1990, the label released the We Die Young EP as a promotional device and the song became a hit on metal radio, setting the stage for the summer release of the group's debut, Facelift. Alice in Chains supported the album by opening for Van Halen, Poison, and Iggy Pop, and it became a hit, going gold by the end of the year. As the band prepared their second album, they released the largely acoustic EP Sap in 1991 to strong reviews.

Prior to the release of Alice in Chains' second album, Seattle became a media sensation thanks to the surprise success of Nirvana. As a result, Alice was now marketed as an alternative band, not as a metal outfit, and the group landed a song, the menacing "Would?," on the Singles soundtrack during the summer of 1992. "Would?" helped build anticipation for Dirt, the group's relentlessly bleak second album that was released in the fall of 1992 to very good reviews. Following its release, Starr left and was replaced by Mike Inez. Dirt went platinum by the end of 1992, but its gloomy lyrics launched many rumors that Staley was addicted to heroin. Alice in Chains soldiered on in the face of such criticism, performing successfully on the third Lollapalooza tour in 1993, which helped Dirt reach sales of three million.

The band released the low-key EP Jar of Flies in early 1994. It debuted at number one upon its release, becoming the first EP to top the album charts. Despite the band's continued success, they stayed off the road, which fueled speculation that Staley was mired in heroin addiction. Later that year, Staley did give a few concerts as part of the Gacy Bunch, a Seattle supergroup also featuring Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, the Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin, and John Saunders. The group subsequently renamed itself Mad Season and released Above in early 1995. Later that year, Alice in Chains re-emerged with an eponymous third album, which debuted at number one on the American charts. Again, the band chose not to tour, which launched yet another round of speculation that the band was suffering from various addictions and were on the verge of disbanding. The group did give one concert -- their first in three years -- in 1996, performing for an episode of MTV Unplugged, which was released as an album that summer. Despite its success, the album did nothing to dispel doubts about the group's future and neither did Cantrell's solo album, Boggy Depot, in 1998.

Cantrell basically released Boggy Depot because he couldn't get Staley to work, but its very existence -- and the presence of Inez and Kinney on the record, not to mention Alice producer Toby Wright -- seemed to confirm that the group was on moratorium at best, and defunct at worst. Staley, for his part, stayed quiet, conceding his spot on Mad Season's second album to Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan. In 1999, Sony put together a three-disc Alice in Chains box set, Music Bank, divided between the group's best work and assorted rarities. At the turn of the new millennium, Columbia Records issued Live, which plucked material from bootlegs, demos, and festival shows covering the years 1990, 1993, and 1996.

As if the group hadn't been repackaged as many times as possible with its limited repertoire, a ten-track best-of set, Greatest Hits, appeared in July 2001. With no sign of the group reclaiming their spot atop the alt-metal heap (and such copycat acts as Godsmack, Days of the New, Puddle of Mudd, and Creed taking the Alice in Chains formula to the top of the charts), Cantrell completed his sophomore solo effort, Degradation Trip, in 2002. But just two months before the album's release, in April 2002, the news that every Alice in Chains fan had been fearing for years had finally come to pass: Layne Staley was found dead due to a lethal overdose of cocaine and heroin. (Former bassist Mike Starr also battled his own addictions through the years, and in fact appeared on the VH1 reality show Celebrity Rehab in 2010; Starr continued to fight chemical dependency until his death in March 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.) Although understandably grief-stricken, Cantrell launched his solo album's supporting tour according to schedule, opting to open shows in the summer for another Alice in Chains-influenced band, Nickelback. Alice in Chains spent the next few years in limbo, eventually reuniting in 2005 for a benefit show with Damageplan vocalist Pat Lachman filling in for the deceased Staley. After rotating through a handful of different singers, the group eventually settled on Comes with the Fall vocalist William DuVall, who appeared on the group's 2009 comeback record Black Gives Way to Blue.

Black Gives Way to Blue was a successful comeback, debuting at five on the Billboard 200 and going gold in the U.S. and Canada, while racking up two Grammy nominations. The group toured into 2010 and then in 2011 set to work on another album, titled The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which arrived in the summer of 2013. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato
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I'm gonna see Becky G this October
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Love Alice in Chains! One of the many great songs. RIP Layne!!
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This one song changed my entire life all those years ago, layne and jerry my favorites of all time
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One of the best bands ever!!!! They speak to my soul. Rest in peace lane.
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Flyinghobo55 8 your such a lil b**ch! U talk s**t about so many great bands from what Ive seen! U would be lucky to have half the talent Layne Staley had!! Id like to meet u in real life and bash your f**king face the way u bash these awesome bands!! Later flyinghomo
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scarrys on the wall,
scarrys on his way.
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These spammers should be s**t on for spamming this nonsense on every page, but then again they can comment on here because this band sucks worse than Nickelback
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nebula79
This band has satisfied my melancholy mood most of the time.
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Hey peeps this is not taylor but Don't listen to nasty comments from anyone
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If it isn't comeback hounding this page, then it's the rest of the f**king idiots on this page. You idiots say go listen to Poison, go listen to Soundgarden, go listen to Rammstein (if you're racist).What ' s your point if you're telling them to go listen to good music. F**k you! Just accept everyone for listening to something only you hate. F**k AiC
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I actually pay my financial debts on time, the debts that don't ever get paid on time are the ones that people hold personally against me. Emotional debts can never be repaid. :\
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AiC never corrupted anything. I don't hate either of them. What makes you think that's the reason?
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Miley Cyrus and AiC have something in common. They corrupt other singers or bands for attention. Creed and Soundgarden are hated for that reason.
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Keep listening to poison fat nut sack you don't know music
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good
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rollineyes20 1 5
One of the best songs from AIC. 90s s**t
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Foolishness is getting better on this page. Let me sum up this debate. It's alternative metal, and no one should listen to this. S**tomatic Mutiny is a perfect example of what you will be like if you keep listening to them
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why would anybody go thru the trouble to leave a stupid a** insulting comment...ea t a dick. Chains has seen better days. early cd was the best. jar of flies was very much like nirvana. not bad just not as bad a** as their first album and rare live covers. their grunge anyway silly asses,not metal. judas priest is metal.
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why would anybody go thru the trouble to leave a stupid a** insulting comment...ea t a dick. Chains has seen better days. early cd was the best. jar of flies was very much live nirvana. not bad just not as bad a** as their first album and rare live covers
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These guys are metal in my book
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Bury me softly, in this womb...sand rains down,holding rare flowers in my tomb...
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man in the box
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jerry has cooler hair than layne
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Why couldn't it have been Jerry instead of Layne? He attempted to make Soundgarden and Creed look bad. I wouldn't give one flying f**k if they're hated for copying them, because it isn't. Go listen to something where there is classic talent
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Miss ya Layne...Than k s for playing that show in a wheelchair and not cancelling! Thanks for being real, i remember DuranDuran playing over and over and you telling me u their influence as we looked through a photo album of the tour and the Atv u had your spill on!! You would of been 1 of the greats! RIP Layne
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Jar of flies
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One of the only songs Layne Staley wrote lyrics for. RIP
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I like the old aic but not the new one. I still went to a new concert for old songs.
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RIP Layne Staley... love you man, and your music. You touched so many people, and gave us all some awesome music to jam out to.
Thank you so much!
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My favorite song!!!!! Never gets old
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that was the beauty of layne and jerry writing these songs you would swear it was a soundtrack to your life and yes it will last forever when you write openly its easy to adapt into your own story thank god for it too
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**A girl named Robin ** I'm in awe with AIC-- it's like they were composing lyrics about my life--I'm sure they will live on 4 eternity no matter what --seems like they were predicting what's going on in the world to this day--God Bless!!♡♡
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lol my last point to make I think someone put a mass dose of lsd in the water supply and everyone is having a bad trip smh always knew this would happen
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This song is so Raw! \,,/
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Mike Smith, Kingweavile, and betteredge support the steelers and the Raiders because they're arguing this band even though each of you actually like this music. You 3 hipsters need to get a life and quit listening to nonsense, or at least use earplugs
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Even without Layne, Alice in Chains is still great. I'm one of the very few fans who enjoy the old and new AiC. R.I.P. Layne
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Love jerry! Saw them at del mar and dtown sd it's just not the same with that new dude and seems limited to song selections but it's still worth it.bnowack81
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I love the sluts that went to the concert with me to aic
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I love Alice in chains ... Too bad music isn't like this no more . I love u layne. Thinking of going to see them at Foxwoods but I won't be the same without layne so I don't kno if I'll b there
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Just so you know if you're racist Layne Stalley wouldn't like you he knocked out a f**king skin head before for yelling racist rants.
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I think there all the same person if you ask me..and I see the same s**t on other pages as well who ever they maybe I think there younger dudes just f**king with people to get there kicks I was 15 once as well but I was never on the same level of dbag I had better things to do like chase girls around or chill with friends anything but kicking at my moms crib talking s**t lol and if they honestly believe the s**t they spew then they just need to go ahead and end it all so the earth gets liter
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Does anyone on here know what they're talking about? f**kwitedge, nicko, little nutsac, and flyinghomo should go somewhere else. This is getting ridiculous
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lol im a steelers fan I live in Pittsburgh and love aic I guess that's 3 strikes for me..now if we were talking about a patriots fan who lives in new England and likes fall out boy then yea im with you f*ck him ;)
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rock intesity dudes
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Sorry @kingweavile , my bad.
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biggiefox
Good not great
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'Again' stirs my old a** up just like s**t from Anthrax to Wu Tang Clan. Music should do that to you.
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@Mike Smith No I do not hate them. Learn to read. The only thing wrong is Nicko.
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