Photo by: James Minchin
Earlier this year, marked the 10th death anniversary of the late great Layne Staley (vocalist and frontman of ALICE IN CHAINS). Staley died on April 5, 2002 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. This year also marked the 25th anniversary of the band!
As we all know, the band made their comeback without Staley in 2009 via 'Black Gives Way to Blue'. An album that was very well received by legions of fans worldwide. With William DuVall on vocals, the band proved that their song writing skills didn't miss a beat.
In 2013, the band will release their as-yet-untitled fifth studio album. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) and engineered by Paul Figueroa. Here is what Cantrell had to say about the upcoming ALICE IN CHAINS record:
“It’s like having to deal with the sophomore jinx for the second time in our career,” Cantrell told Richard Bienstock in the latest issue of Guitar World.
"In my opinion, that record stood up to anything else we’ve put out in our career. And this new one is right up there as well."
Cantrell’s surgery delayed the release of the NEW material. In an interview published in May 2012, Cantrell explained, "The thing that set me back is I had some bone spurs [and] cartilage issues in my shoulders. I had the same issue in the other shoulder about six years ago so I’ve had them both done now. It’s a repetitive motion injury from playing."
For more on the upcoming ALICE IN CHAINS album, Jerry's recovery from shoulder surgery and more, pick up the January issue of Guitar World in our online store HERE.
ALICE IN CHAINS is:
- Jerry Cantrell (vocals and lead guitars)
- Mike Inez (bass)
- Sean Kinney (drums)
William DuVall (vocals and rhythm guitars)
Alice In Chains' Official Site