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No. 39: Alice In Chains, ‘Check My Brain’ – Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs

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‘Check My Brain’ was featured on Alice In Chains’ 2009 album ‘Black Gives Way to Blue,’ their first album in almost fourteen years. 

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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Dishes on Alice in Chains, Nirvana + Eddie Vedder

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images / Frank Micelotta, Getty Images / Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive / Samir Hussein, Getty Images

In a recent interview, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan offered his take on the grunge explosion of the '90s both praising and criticizing bands such as Alice in ChainsNirvana and Pearl Jam.

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Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Talks Sobriety in MusiCares Video Footage

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

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.

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Layne Staley Songs in ‘Grassroots’ Film Have Previously Surfaced

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Frank Micelotta, ImageDirect (via Getty Images)

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.

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Alice in Chains – Best Animated Album Covers

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'Jar of Flies'

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.

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Two Unreleased Layne Staley Songs to Surface in New Movie ‘Grassroots’

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'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.

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Alice in Chains Perform Acoustic Set at MusicCares Event Honoring Jerry Cantrell

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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.”

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Jerry Cantrell Reveals Timetable for Upcoming Alice in Chains Album

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

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.

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Alice in Chains Recording ‘Really Interesting’ Next Album

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After a series of delays in the recording of Alice in Chains' fifth full-length album, singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell reveals that the band is going full steam ahead with hopes of a 2012 release.

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Mike McCready Drafting Singers for Unreleased Mad Season Album

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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.

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