It's not an easy task choosing the 10 best Alice in Chains songs, especially with their stellar history, but we're giving it a shot. Pearl Jam and Nirvana may have gotten a little more glory in the early '90s but it's hard to pick a band that was more influential on hard rock music for the next two decades than Alice in Chains. The group cranked out one of the most impressive catalogs of any band during the '90s, with several memorable hits. Sadly, the drug addiction and ultimate death of singer Layne Staley put Alice in Chains' standout career on hold for much of the next decade, but an impressive return with William DuVall joining the band in has shown that their second era will be able to continue the success of the first. So, without further adieu, let's count down the 10 Best Alice in Chains Songs.
Original Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley passed away 15 years ago today, his demise sadly coming as no great surprise to those who knew him or had followed his career. Though he actually started out as a drummer, Staley shifted to lead vocals in , when he joined Sleze, a metal band made up of kids from a couple of Seattle-area high schools. He was much more timid — he looked down while he sang, but the grain of his voice was there, the soul was there. While this high-energy performance — included as a bonus in the Blu-ray release of the film — shows Staley and his compadres completely dominating the stage that night, Crowe told Entertainment Weekly in that the execs at Warner Bros. From Alice in Chains!
9. Black Gives Way To Blue (2009)
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle in by guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney , who then recruited bassist Mike Starr and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. The band reunited in for a live benefit show  and toured in with William DuVall taking over as lead vocalist full-time. The band is known for its distinctive vocal style, which often included the harmonised vocals of Staley and Cantrell and later Cantrell and William DuVall. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. January 12, Retrieved May 17, Archived from the original on July 19, April 5, April 29,
Handicapped in the mid s by their unswerving loyalty to troubled lead singer Layne Staley , Alice In Chains went on hiatus in , and officially dissolved in April when year-old Staley was found dead at home in Seattle. The song that introduced Alice In Chains to the world was written by guitarist Jerry Cantrell about gang violence after he observed 9 and 10 year old kids dealing drugs in Seattle. By curious coincidence, the first concert that Staley attended as a child was an Elton John gig. Recorded as grunge was exploding worldwide, the largely acoustic Sap EP demonstrated that there was more to Alice In Chains than riffs and bad attitude. An emotional high point on one of the greatest rock albums of the s, the melancholic Would?