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Vintage Video: Alice In Chains – Nutshell (MTV Unplugged)

April 5th, 2012

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Ten years ago today, it is generally believed that Layne Staley, frontman with Alice In Chains, died as a result of injecting himself with a mixture of heroin and cocaine. He was juts 34 years old when he died. While Alice In Chains would later reform almost a decade later, it is their early albums with Staley on vocals that placed the band into the hearts of fans around the world. And it’s with one of Staley’s last ever recordings with the band that we’re choosing to remember him by on this, the anniversary of his death.

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Live: Alice In Chains @ London Kentish Town HMV Forum – Tuesday, 17 November 2009

November 18th, 2009

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All I’d been thinking about since Bonfire Night was seeing Alice In Chains live in London. They’re the grunge band for metallers. They’re the band with some of the most tortured lyrics in the history of rock n’ roll. Even without Layne Staley’s genius, they are Alice In Chains. This is one of my favourite bands of all time. I could not wait.

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Album: Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue

September 9th, 2009

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Alice In Chains
Black Gives Way To Blue
EMI
28 September 2009

by Raziq Rauf

This is only the fourth studio album from seminal grungers, Alice In Chains. For a band held in such high esteem, you’d expect this to be somewhere closer to double figures but no. Instead, it nods toward the unfinished business following lead singer, Layne Staley’s tragic death in 2002, over seven years after their last album. This is business that the Seattle-based troupe is clearly keen to persevere with.

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