Origin: Seattle, Washington, USA  
Genres: Grunge Metal
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Alice In Chains

The Seattle grunge movement of the late eighties spawned many a band, and Alice In Chains was one of the most well-known, as well as one of the more traditionally metallic, more so than they are given credit for. Their crooning harmony vocal style was unique for the time and has been imitated by many bands over the years, certainly enough to qualify them as an influential band. Well-publicized drug problems, mostly centering around Layne Staley, surfaced as early as the Dirt era, making in rather plain that the band was probably not going to survive long term, and sadly Staley did succumb to those problems, passing away in April of 2002. The band was quiet for several years though never officially disbanded, before the surviving trio came together, first for a 2005 benefit concert for Asian tsunami victims (featuring several guest vocalists), followed by more reunion dates, where the band recruited William DuVall as their new singer. Since then, it has been reported that work is underway for a 2009 album.

Current Members

William DuVall

vocals

Jerry Cantrell

guitars/vocals (ex-Ozzy Osbourne)

Mike Inez

bass (ex-Black Label Society, ex-Ozzy Osbourne)

Sean Kinney

drums

Former Members/Guests

Layne Staley

vocals RIP: April 5, 2002, drug overdose

Mike Starr

bass RIP: March 8, 2011, drug overdose, age 44



Discography



Facelift  
1990 CBS
  1. We Die Young
  2. Man In The Box
  3. Sea Of Sorrow
  4. Bleed The Freak
  5. I Can`t Remember
  6. Love,Hate,Love
  7. It Ain`t Like That
  8. Sunshine
  9. Put You Down
  10. Confusion
  11. I Know Somethin (Bout You)
  12. Real Thing
  • Layne Staley
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Starr
  • Sean Kinney
1990 Readers' Album #16




Sap  EP
1992 Sony
  1. Brother
  2. Got Me Wrong
  3. Right Turn
  4. I Am Inside
  • Layne Staley
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Starr
  • Sean Kinney



Dirt  
1992 Sony
  1. Them Bones
  2. Dam That River
  3. Rain When I Die
  4. Sick Man
  5. Rooster
  6. Junkhead
  7. Dirt
  8. God Smack
  9. Hate To Feel
  10. Angry Chair
  11. Down In A Hole
  12. Would ?
  • Layne Staley
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Starr
  • Sean Kinney
1992 Readers' Album #5




Jar Of Flies  EP
1993 Sony
  1. Rotten Apple
  2. Nutshell
  3. I Stay Away
  4. No Excuses
  5. Whale & Wasp
  6. Don't Follow
  7. Swing On This
  • Layne Staley
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Inez
  • Sean Kinney
1993 Readers' Album #57




Alice In Chains  
1995 Sony
  1. Grind
  2. Brush Away
  3. Sludge Factory
  4. Heaven Beside You
  5. Head Creeps
  6. Again
  7. Shame In You
  8. God Am
  9. So Close
  10. Nothing'Song
  11. Frogs
  12. Over Now
  • Layne Staley
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Inez
  • Sean Kinney
1995 Readers' Album #28




Unplugged  LIVE
1996 Sony
  1. Nutshell
  2. Brother
  3. No Excuses
  4. Sludge Factory
  5. Down in a Hole
  6. Angry Chair
  7. Rooster
  8. Got Me Wrong
  9. Heaven Beside You
  10. Would?
  11. Frogs
  12. Over Now
  13. Killer Is Me
  • Layne Staley
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Inez
  • Sean Kinney



Nothing Safe -- Best Of The Box  COMPILATION
1999 Sony
  1. Get Born Again
  2. We Die Young
  3. Man in the Box
  4. Them Bones
  5. Iron Gland
  6. Angry Chair
  7. Down in a Hole
  8. Rooster
  9. Got Me Wrong
  10. No Excuses
  11. I Stay Away
  12. What the Hell Have I
  13. Grind
  14. Again
  15. Would?



Live  
2000 Sony
  • Layne Staley
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Inez
  • Sean Kinney



Black Gives Way To Blue  
2009 Virgin
  1. All Secrets Known
  2. Check My Brain
  3. Last Of My Kind
  4. Your Decision
  5. A Looking In View
  6. When The Sun Rose Again
  7. Acid Bubble
  8. Lessons Learned
  9. Take Her Out
  10. Private Hell
  11. Black Gives Way To Blue
  • William DuVall
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Inez
  • Sean Kinney
2009 Readers' Album #7




The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here  
2013 Virgin
  1. Hollow
  2. Pretty Done
  3. Stone
  4. Voices
  5. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
  6. Lab Monkey
  7. Low Ceiling
  8. Breath on a Window
  9. Scalpel
  10. Phantom Limb
  11. Hung on a Hook
  12. Choke
  • William DuVall
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Inez
  • Sean Kinney
2013 Readers' Album #10




Live Facelift  LIVE
2016 Columbia
  1. It Ain’t like That
  2. Man in the Box
  3. Real Thing
  4. Love, Hate, Love
  5. Sea of Sorrow
  6. Bleed the Freak
  • Layne Staley
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Starr
  • Sean Kinney



Rainier Fog  
2018 BMG
  1. The One You Know
  2. Rainier Fog
  3. Red Giant
  4. Fly
  5. Drone
  6. Deaf Ears Blind Eyes
  7. Maybe
  8. So Far Under
  9. Never Fade
  10. All I Am
  • William DuVall
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Mike Inez
  • Sean Kinney
2018 Readers' Album #8





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