The Rock Star Energy Drink Uproar Festival touched down in Irvine, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 13, and despite the tradition of the day, it was a lucky one for all fans in attendance. One of the more popular alt rock festivals in the country, over the years Uproar has featured such headliners as Shinedown and Avenged Sevenfold. On this year's run, veteran acts Jane’s Addiction and Alice in Chains would be delivering the big blows on main stage, but before that assault, there was plenty of interesting action happening earlier on the hot and sunny afternoon at the smaller festival stages located on a hill adjacent to the main arena.
Alice in Chains
The summer just got a whole lot louder with the kick off of the 2013 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival. The roving rock 'n’ roll spectacle, now in its fourth year, has quickly become one of the most anticipated tours of the summer for rock fans. This year’s trek rolled into the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday, Aug. 10 for an all-day rock marathon.
Since the release of their fifth studio album ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ in May, Alice in Chains have returned to the forefront as one of hard rock's leading forces. With two hit singles -- ‘Hollow’ and ‘Stone' -- already unleashed on the general public, AIC are sticking with the theme of enigmatic one word song titles for their next single, ‘Voices.’
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).
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.
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.