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Alice in Chains Joined Onstage by Layne Staley’s Father During Gig in Canada

Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia

Earlier this week Alice in Chains played Canada's Fox Fest in Burnaby, British Columbia, and invited a very special guest onstage. They were joined by Phil Staley, the father of the band's late vocalist Layne Staley. A video of his appearance can be seen above, while the band also posted a photo on their Instagram (see below).

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Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival Kicks Off 2013 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands

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The 2013 Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival already has quite an impressive lineup with Alice in Chains and Jane’s Addiction leading the charge but now the festival is opening up the opportunity for unsigned bands to compete for a once in a lifetime chance to perform on the tour.

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Alice in Chains Get Invited to Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Sausage Party’

AIC Sausage

Rock titans Alice in Chains recently teamed up with comedian and late night show host Jimmy Kimmel for a musical collaboration. It wasn't in the traditional sense of the live performances usually seen on the  ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ show though, as the tongue-in-cheek video above clearly demonstrates.

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Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Alice in Chains + More Win 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

Ozzy Osbourne / Lemmy Kilmister / Jerry Cantrell
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The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards were held in the U.K. last night (June 17) and we've got the full list of winners to share with you. 

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Alice in Chains Guitarist Jerry Cantrell Helps Unveil ‘Rocksmith 2014′ Tutorial

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It's great to listen to Alice in Chains perform, but how cool would it be to be able to play like guitarist Jerry Cantrell? The musician was on hand at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles to show exactly how the 2014 edition of Rocksmith can help you do just that.

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Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Recalls Epic Prank War with Van Halen During 1991 Tour

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It's story time with Jerry Cantrell! In a recent fascinating and hilarious interview, the Alice in Chains mastermind spoke about the essential art of the prank. When two bands have been touring together for some time, pranks are bound to happen, and Cantrell went into detail about an epic prank war between Alice in Chains and Van Halen from 1991.

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No. 11: Alice in Chains, ‘Facelift’ – Best Debut Hard Rock Albums

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Though many credited Nirvana with powering the grunge movement, Alice in Chains' 'Facelift' was a pre-cursor to the 'Nevermind' album and the dark and moody harmonizing of Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell provided a signature sound for the group.

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Alice In Chains’ ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200 Chart

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Capitol Records

Alice in Chains made their triumphant return last week (May 28) with the release of their latest offering ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.’ The new disc marks the follow up to 2009’s ‘Black Gives Way to Blue,’ and their second release since reuniting in 2005.

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Alice in Chains Drummer Sean Kinney: ‘We Honor the Past and Honor Who We Are Now’

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EMI

Ever since deciding to continue as Alice in Chains after the death of Layne Staley, the band has faced some scrutiny from their fans who were not in love with the idea. In a video interview (watch above) we conducted with Sean Kinney at Rock on the Range, the drummer goes in-depth about the subject that has divided the band's followers.

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Alice in Chains, ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ – Album Review

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Capitol Records

With Alice in Chains' experiencing a successful return with 'Black Gives Way to Blue,' the band cleared one very significant hurdle, and with their new album, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,' the veteran rockers prove they can sustain their excellence. While all the things you would expect from Alice in Chains -- sludgy guitars, haunting melodies, dark lyrics -- are on the disc, the band shows they can still put a fresh spin on their sound.

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