Alice in Chains
|Alice in Chains|
Alice in Chains in September 2007. From left to right: William DuVall, Sean Kinney, and Jerry Cantrell.
|Also known as||Alice N' Chanz|
|Genres||Heavy metal, hard rock, alternative metal, grunge, alternative rock|
|Years active||1987-2002, 2005-present|
|Labels||Columbia, Virgin Records/EMI|
|Associated acts||Mad Season
Class of '99
Alice in Chains is a popular alternative rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1987. 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. He died in Seattle in April 2002 after a fatal drug overdose. William DuVall took over as the lead singer in 2006.
Band members[change | edit source]
Current members[change | edit source]
- William DuVall - lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2006-present)
- Jerry Cantrell - lead & rhythm guitars, vocals (1987-persent)
- Mike Inez - bass, backing vocals (1993-persent)
- Sean Kinney - drums, percussion (1987-persent)
Former members[change | edit source]
Touring musicians[change | edit source]
- Patrick Lachman - lead vocals (2005-2006)
- Scott Olson - acoustic guitar, bass (1996)
Discography[change | edit source]
- Facelift (1990)
- Dirt (1992)
- Alice in Chains (1995)
- Black Gives Way to Blue (2009)
- The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
References[change | edit source]
- Sharpe-Young, Garry (23 April 2007), Hard Rock: Alice in Chains, http://www.rockdetector.com/artist/united+states/washington/seattle/alice+in+chains, retrieved July 18, 2007
- Alice in Chains info page
- Heckman, Candace (April 20, 2002). "Alice in Chains singer died of natural causes or overdose". seattlepi.com. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/67353_layne20.shtml. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
- Heckman, Candance (May 7, 2002). "Staley's death was from mix of heroin and cocaine". seattlepi.com. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/69413_staley07.shtml. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
Other websites[change | edit source]
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- Alice in Chains Official Site
- Jerry Cantrell Official Site
- Alice in Chains Equipment/Gear
- Alice in Chains Concert Chronology, discography, and session history