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Alice In Chains
Alice In Chains

Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington, USA
Genre(s) Alternative Metal
Alternative Rock
Heavy Metal
Years active 1987—present
Label(s) Virgin Records
Columbia Records
EMI Group
Associated acts Ozzy Osbourne
Class of '99
Jerry Cantrell
Alice N' Chains
Comes with the Fall
Mad Season
Website Website
Mike Inez
Jerry Cantrell
Sean Kinney
William DuVall
Former members
Layne Staley
Mike Starr

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Alice In Chains Overview


Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal and acoustic elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released four studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, four compilations, and two DVDs. The band is known for its distinct vocal style which often included the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell.

Black Gives Way to Blue (2009) Nothing Safe (1999) Unplugged (1996) Alice In Chains (1995) Jar Of Flies (1994) Dirt (1992) SAP (1992) Facelift (1990)

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Alice In Chains' Mike Starr 'Pleaded For Drugs' Before Death

March 10, 2011
Former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr pleaded for drugs shortly before his death earlier this week, it's been reported. Starr, who was a founding member of the band before his departure in 1993, was found dead at a house in Salt Lake City. He was 44.  Read more 

Nikki Sixx, Steven Adler Pay Tribute To Alice In Chains' Mike Starr

March 9, 2011
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx have paid tribute to Mike Starr, who has died. The original bassist in Alice In Chains was found dead at a house in Salt Lake City earlier this week. He was 44.  Read more 

Alice In Chains Pay Tribute To Mike Starr

March 9, 2011
Alice In Chains have paid tribute to their former bassist Mike Starr, who has died at the age of 44. Starr, who was a founding member of the band before his departure in 1993, was found dead at a house in Salt Lake City.  Read more 

Alice In Chains' Founding Bassist Mike Starr Found Dead

March 9, 2011
Alice In Chains' founding bassist Mike Starr has been found dead in Salt Lake City, it has been reported. Starr, aged 44, was found dead at his home in Salt Lake City yesterday afternoon (March 8), a report by TMZ claims.  Read more 

Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2010 - Winners List

April 9, 2010
Metallica, Alice In Chains and the late Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan were all big winners at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles last night. Alice in Chains scooped arguably the two biggest prizes of the night at the Club Nokia ceremony, scooping the Album Of The Year gong for 'Black Gives Way To Blue' and the Comeback Of The Year award.  Read more 

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