Alice in Chains

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Alice in Chains

Alice in Chains in September 2007. From left to right: William DuVall, Sean Kinney, and Jerry Cantrell.
Background information
Also known as Alice N' Chanz
Origin Seattle, Washington
United States United States
Genres Heavy metal,[1] hard rock, alternative metal, grunge, alternative rock
Years active 1987-2002, 2005-present
Labels Columbia, Virgin Records/EMI
Associated acts Mad Season
Jerry Cantrell
Class of '99
Slash's Snakepit
Website www.aliceinchains.com
Members
Jerry Cantrell
Sean Kinney
Mike Inez
William DuVall
Past members
Layne Staley
Mike Starr

Alice in Chains is a popular alternative rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1987.[2] They have sold an estimated 15 million albums in the US alone. Alice in Chains is sometimes thought of as a heavy metal band, but is mostly considered a grunge band.

The band's first lead singer, Layne Staley, became addicted to drugs. He often wrote about drug addiction in his lyrics.[3] He died in Seattle in April 2002 after a fatal drug overdose.[4] William DuVall took over as the lead singer in 2006.

Band members[change | change source]

Current members[change | change source]

  • William DuVall - lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2006-present)
  • Jerry Cantrell - lead & rhythm guitars, vocals (1987-present)
  • Mike Inez - bass, backing vocals (1993-present)
  • Sean Kinney - drums, percussion (1987-present)

Former members[change | change source]

Touring musicians[change | change source]

  • Patrick Lachman - lead vocals (2005-2006)
  • Scott Olson - acoustic guitar, bass (1996)

Discography[change | change source]

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