Alice in Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan award for his contributions to the MusiCares MAP fund at an event on May 31. In a new video, you can hear Cantrell, former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and more talk about their struggles with sobriety.
Contrary to the initial reports, the songs featuring late Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley from the film 'Grassroots' may not be on everyone's radar, but they are definitely not unknown. In fact, one of them was already released in the mid 1990s.
Is this ideally what Alice in Chains would have liked to have seen with the packaging? The initial pressing of the band's 'Jar of Flies' EP had plastic flies actually embedded in the spine of the jewel case. But the packaging was eventually changed in 1995 when it was released as a special CD Plus release with computer extras.
'Grassroots' is a new film based on the true story of two Seattle music journalists who look to shake up the political scene. But for Alice in Chains fans, the bigger news is that the movie will feature two never-before-released songs from late frontman Layne Staley.
Last night (May 31), Alice in Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the 8th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Cantrell, sporting shorter hair and a moustache (as seen in the photo above), was given the award for “his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process.”
Alice in Chains have had a few setbacks while recording the follow-up to 2009's 'Black Gives Way to Blue.' In a new interview, singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell reveals that the process is full speed ahead and talks about the MusiCares MAP award ceremony taking place tonight (May 31) and what it means to him.
The Layne Staley-fronted band Mad Season were one of the most under-the-radar side projects of the '90s, and now guitarist Mike McCready reveals that there is an unreleased album on the way, as well as a reissue of their debut album 'Above' and a live release.
Alice in Chains will take the stage for the first time in 2012 at the upcoming MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert in Los Angeles. The event will honor AIC singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell, and will also feature performances from Duff McKagan, Billy Idol, Mark Lanegan and more.
Late Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley had such a profound influence on rock music that he is not only celebrated in AIC's music, but in songs about him by other artists. The troubled artist befriended and inspired many during his all too short stay on this planet. In honor o
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