Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist Jerry Cantrell and vocalist Layne Staley. Although widely associated with grunge music, the band’s sound incorporates heavy metal and acoustic elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released four studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, four compilations, and two DVDs. The band is known for its distinct vocal style which often included the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell.
Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 17 million albums worldwide. The band achieved two number-one Billboard 200 albums (Jar of Flies and Alice in Chains), 14 top ten songs on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and seven Grammy Award nominations.
Although never officially disbanding, Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity due to substance abuse, culminating in the death of Layne Staley in 2002. Alice in Chains reunited in 2005 with new lead vocalist William DuVall and released Black Gives Way to Blue, their first studio album in 14 years, on September 29, 2009.
Song list and Lyrics can be found at www.lyricscafe.com
Alice in Chains Dirt – (this album cover is NOT Demri!)
Alice in Chains – Jar of Flies – Cover
Alice In Chains – Nothing Safe – Album Cover Front and Back
|Year||Video details||U.S peak||RIAA certifications|
|Alice in Chains: Live Facelift (Video 1991)||
|1995||Nona Tapes [VHS]
|1996||Alice in Chains – MTV Unplugged [VHS]
|1999||Alice in Chains – Music Bank – The Videos
|“—” denotes releases that did not chart.|