Alice in Chains
Are you ready for some fantasy football? Jerry Cantrell is best known as the scorching guitarist of Alice in Chains, but some fans also know him for one of his favorite hobbies: fanstasy football. For three years now, Cantrell has run the AIC & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League, which features fellow musicians, athletes and friends playing against each other to raise money for charity.
"Rock star" is a common Halloween costume for kids and grown-up kids alike, but what do real rock-stars-in-the-making dress up as? Rock stars, of course! At least that was the case for Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney, who says that most years of his childhood he spent the last day of October dressed up as Peter Criss from Kiss.
After months of rumors, actor William Shatner has confirmed the news of his concept album that includes contributions from some of music's most iconic metal and rock musicians. 'Searching for Major Tom' is set to hit stores next month, and features the likes of guitar great Zakk Wylde and Alice in Chains bassist
A memorial gathering in honor of late Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley's birthday will be held Monday evening at the International Fountain in Seattle. Staley would've turned 44 on Monday (Aug. 22). The event also will celebrate the life of former AIC bassist Mike Starr, who died in March at the age of 44.