Alice In Chains
Alice In Chains remain one of the most influential and successful American rock bands of all time. Alongside Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, Alice In Chains were one of the Big Four to emerge from Seattle in the 1990s and went on to change the sound of modern rock. Over the course of their remarkable career, Alice In Chains has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fan base whose members number in the millions. The band released Facelift, their debut album in 1990 introducing the world to a brand new sound, a combination of Seattle grunge and heavy metal elements, which was to become the first grunge album to be certified gold, and later on double platinum, as well as crucial in establishing an audience for grunge and alternative rock among hard rock and heavy metal listeners. Two praised studio albums followed; Dirt (1992) and Alice In Chains (1995) and two even more successful EPs – Sap (1992) and Jar of Flies (1994). Following the tragic and untimely death of lead vocalist Layne Staley in 2002, the band remained on an indefinite hiatus which initially started back in 1996. In 2006, surviving band members Cantrell, Kinney and Inez brought Alice In Chains back into the spotlight with Willian DuVall as the new lead vocal. Black Gives Way To Blue was released in 2009 and followed by The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here in 2013 to once more reaffirm Alice In Chains as one of the greatest rock bands of our time.