Boy, would it be awesome to head to the U.K. in June! The 2013 Download festival has announced more acts for its upcoming three-day show, and the list is incredibly enticing. Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead, 30 Seconds to Mars, the Gaslight Anthem, HIM and A Day to Remember have all been added to the bill.
Alice in Chains - Page 8
Although there was no official breakup of Alice in Chains, the band effectively split up in 1996. Singer Layne Staley had become a recluse after the death of his ex-fiancee, which caused the troubled vocalist to delve deeper into drug culture. Any hopes for a reunion were apparently shuttered when Staley died in 2002 of a drug overdose.
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.