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1989 Demo Tape

Album: ''1989 Demo Tape'' (1989 Demo)
1. Distance Aside
2. Foolish
3. Blue
4. We've Become
5. Look

Sweet Alice

Album: ''Sweet Alice'' (1989 Demo)
1. Suffragette City
2. Bleed the Freak
3. Social Parasite
4. We Die Young
5. Chemical Addiction
6. Sunshine
7. King of the Kats
8. The Real Thing
9. Killing Yourself
10. Sea of Sorrow
11. I Can't Remember
12. Queen of the Rodeo


Album: ''Facelift'' (1990)
1. We Die Young
2. Man in the Box
3. Sea of Sorrow
4. Bleed the Freak
5. I Can't Remember
6. Love, Hate, Love
7. It Ain't Like That
8. Sunshine
9. Put You Down
10. Confusion
11. I Know Somethin (Bout You)
12. Real Thing

We Die Young

Album: ''We Die Young'' (1990 EP)
1. We Die Young
2. It Ain't Like That
3. Killing Yourself

Man in the Box

Album: ''Man in the Box'' (1991 Single)
1. Man in the Box

Sea of Sorrow

Album: ''Sea of Sorrow'' (1991 Single)
1. Sea of Sorrow (Edit)
2. Sea of Sorrow (Album Version)

Live Facelift

Album: ''Live Facelift'' (1991 Video/VHS)
1. Man in the Box
2. Real Thing
3. Love, Hate, Love
4. Sea of Sorrow
5. Bleed the Freak
6. We Die Young (dub)
7. Man in the Box (dub)
8. Sea of Sorrow (dub)


Album: ''Dirt'' (1992)
1. Them Bones
2. Dam That River
3. Rain When I Die
4. Down in a Hole
5. Sickman
6. Rooster
7. Junkhead
8. Dirt
9. God Smack
10. Iron Gland
11. Hate to Feel
12. Angry Chair
13. Would?


Album: ''Sap'' (1992 EP)
1. Brother
2. Got Me Wrong
3. Right Turn
4. Am I Inside
5. Love Song (Bonus Track)

Angry Chair

Album: ''Angry Chair'' (1992 Single)
1. Angry Chair
2. Brother

Down in a Hole

Album: ''Down in a Hole'' (1992 Single)
1. Down in a Hole (edit)
2. Down in a Hole
3. What the Hell Have I
4. Rooster


Album: ''Rooster'' (1992 Single)
1. Rooster
2. Sickman
3. It Ain't Like that

Rooster (Australasian Single)

Album: ''Rooster (Australasian Single)'' (1992 Single)
1. Rooster
2. Dam that river

Them Bones

Album: ''Them Bones'' (1992 Single)
1. Them Bones
2. Bleed the Freak
3. It Ain't Like That


Album: ''Would?'' (1992 Single)
1. Would?
2. Man in the Box
3. Brother
4. Right Turn

What the Hell Have I?

Album: ''What the Hell Have I?'' (1993 Single)
1. What the Hell Have I?
2. A Little Bitter

Jar of Flies

Album: ''Jar of Flies'' (1994 EP)
1. Rotten Apple
2. Nutshell
3. I Stay Away
4. No Excuses
5. Whale & Wasp
6. Don't Follow
7. Swing on This

No Excuses

Album: ''No Excuses'' (1994 Single)
1. No Excuses
2. Brother

Alice in Chains

Album: ''Alice in Chains'' (1995)
1. Grind
2. Brush Away
3. Sludge Factory
4. Heaven Beside You
5. Head Creeps
6. Again
7. Shame in You
8. God Am
9. So Close
10. Nothin' Song
11. Frogs
12. Over Now


Album: ''Grind'' (1995 Single)
1. Grind
2. So Close
3. Nutshell
4. Love, Hate, Love

Nona Tapes

Album: ''Nona Tapes'' (1995 Video/VHS)
1. Grind
2. Heaven Beside You
3. Brush Away
4. Over Now
5. Head Creeps


Album: ''Unplugged'' (1996 Live album)
1. Nutshell
2. Brother
3. No Excuses
4. Sludge Factory
5. Down in a Hole
6. Angry Chair
7. Rooster
8. Got Me Wrong
9. Heaven Beside You
10. Would?
11. Frogs
12. Over Now
13. Killer Is Me

Unplugged: Live

Album: ''Unplugged: Live'' (1996 Video/VHS)
1. Nutshell
2. Brother
3. No Excuses
4. Sludge Factory
5. Down in a Hole
6. Angry Chair
7. Rooster
8. Got Me Wrong
9. Would?
10. Frogs
11. Over Now
12. Killer is Me


Album: ''Heroin'' (1998 Best of/Compilation)
1. Social Parasite
2. King of the Kats
3. Sufragette City
4. Queen of the Rodeo
5. Chemical Addiction
6. Killing Yourself
7. Fairytale Love Story
8. I Can't Have You Blues

Heaven Beside You

Album: ''Heaven Beside You'' (1998 Single)
1. Heaven Beside You
2. Would?
3. Rooster
4. Junkhead

Nothing Safe: Best of the Box

Album: ''Nothing Safe: Best of the Box'' (1999 Best of/Compilation)
1. Get Born Again
2. We Die Young
3. Man in the Box
4. Them Bones
5. Iron Gland
6. Angry Chair
7. Down in a Hole
8. Rooster (live)
9. Got Me Wrong
10. No Excuses
11. I Stay Away
12. What the Hell Have I
13. Grind
14. Again
15. Would?

Fear the Voices

Album: ''Fear the Voices'' (1999 Single)
1. Fear the Voices

Get Born Again

Album: ''Get Born Again'' (1999 Single)
1. Get Born Again [Edit]
2. Get Born Again
3. Angry Chair [Live]
4. Man in a Box [Live]


Album: ''Live'' (2000 Live album)
1. Bleed The Freak
2. Queen Of The Rodeo
3. Angry Chair
4. Man In The Box
5. Love, Hate, Love
6. Rooster
7. Would?
8. Junkhead
9. Dirt (Drunk And Disorderly Version)
10. Them Bones
11. God Am
12. Again
13. A Little Bitter
14. Dam That River

Greatest Hits

Album: ''Greatest Hits'' (2001 Best of/Compilation)
1. Man in the Box
2. Them Bones
3. Rooster
4. Angry Chair
5. Would?
6. No Excuses
7. I Stay Away
8. Grind
9. Heaven Beside You
10. Again

The Essential Alice in Chains

Album: ''The Essential Alice in Chains'' (2006 Best of/Compilation)
1. We Die Young
2. Man In The Box
3. Sea Of Sorrow
4. Love, Hate, Love
5. Am I Inside
6. Brother
7. Got Me Wrong
8. Right Turn
9. Rain When I Die
10. Them Bones
11. Angry Chair
12. Dam That River
13. Dirt
14. God Smack
15. Hate To Feel
16. Rooster

alice in chains


Alice in Chains was one of the most influential American grunge bands of the early '90s. Drawing equally from the heavy riffing of metal and the gloomy strains of post-punk, the band developed a bleak, nihilistic sound that balanced grinding hard rock with subtly textured acoustic numbers. They were hard enough for metal fans, yet their dark subject matter and punky attack placed them among the front ranks of the Seattle-based grunge bands. While this dichotomy helped the group soar to multi-platinum status with their second album, 1992's Dirt, it also divided them. Guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell always leaned toward the mainstream, while vocalist Layne Staley was fascinated with the seamy underground. Such tension drove the band toward stardom in their early years, but following Dirt, Alice in Chains suffered from near-crippling internal tensions that kept the band off the road for the remainder of the '90s.

Formed in 1987 by Staley, guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Mike Starr, and drummer Sean Kinney, the band performed under the names “Diamond Lie” and “Fuck” before adapting the name of Staley’s former band “Alice N’ Chainz” a speed metal outfit that performed in drag. Combining the unique voice and intense delivery of Staley with the evocative songwriting and vocal harmonies of Cantrell, Alice in Chains created an immediately identifiable sound that also proved to be quite versatile as their repertoire grew to include both driving, angry rock songs and mellow acoustic compositions.

The band found commercial and artistic success in the early 90’s, primarily through the release of Dirt which also highlighted Staley’s increasingly apparent addiction to heroin. The band appeared on the successful lollapalooza tour in 1993 and released the Jar of Flies EP in 1994, but often found its attempts to follow up success in the studio or on the road to be hampered by Staley’s erratic, drug-fueled behavior. Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Mike Inez came to replace Starr and the band would eventually record a third studio LP as well as a performance of MTV Unplugged. Ultimately, however, Alice in Chains would fail to maintain a consistent career in the post-grunge music world and limped into hiatus when Cantrell turned his attention to solo projects (which often included contributions from Kinney and Inez). Staley finally succumbed to his affliction when he overdosed in April 2002.

Alice in Chains appeared in and contributed music to the Cameron Crowe movie “Singles” and also recorded two songs for the soundtrack to the Arnold Schwartzenegger film “Last Action Hero”. Staley was also a member of grunge side project/supergroup Mad Season with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and Barrett Martin and John Baker Saunders of Screaming Trees.

Alice in Chains have released the following albums/EPs:
*Facelift (1990)
*Sap [EP] (1992)
*Dirt (1992)
*Jar of Flies [EP] (1994)
*Alice in Chains (1995)
*Unplugged (1996)
*Nothing Safe: The Best Of The Box (1999)
*Music Bank (1999)
*Live (2000)
*Greatest Hits (2001)
*The Essential (2006)

The surviving members of Alice in Chains reformed and played shows in late 2005 and early 2006 with a variety of guest vocalists, including Billy Corgan, Pat Lachman, Wes Scantlin, Maynard James Keenan, Ann Wilson and Phil Anselmo. For their European and U.S. tours of mid-late 2006, William Duvall (Comes With the Fall) performed lead vocals.

In spring 2007, the band announced they are writing new material with DuVall as an official, full-time member.

Heavy Metal / Grunge

Depression, Drugs, Suicide, Death

United States of America (Seattle, Washington), formed in 1985

Sony Music Entertainment


Jerry Cantrell - Guitars, Vocals
Mike Inez - Bass (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Jerry Cantrell, Skin On Skin)
Sean Kinney - Drums (ex-Jerry Cantrell)
William DuVall - Vocals, Guitars (Comes With The Fall)

Layne Staley (R.I.P. April 5, 2002 from an apparent drug overdose) - Vocals, Guitars on occasion (Mad Season, Class of '99)
Mike Starr - Bass on Facelift and Dirt (Sun Red Sun)
Nick Pollock - Vocals, Guitars (1985-1986) (My Sister's Machine)
Wes Armstrong - Vocals (1985-1986)
Scotty Olson - Guitar (session member on the unplugged show)

James Hetfield of Metallica fame has also done some guest vocals on occasion.

At some point in 1986 or so, Jim Sheppard (Sanctuary (US), Nevermore) was in the band too playing bass.


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