As you probably know by now, ALICE IN CHAINS' fifth studio album entitled 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here' will be released this coming Tuesday, May 28. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) and engineered by Paul Figueroa. You can listen to samples of the record at the following link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-devil-put-dinosaurs-here/id622941441
The samples found at the link above is the only taste you will get of the NEW AIC, since they refuse to perform any of these songs until the record comes out next week. This is what Jerry Cantrell had to say about this:
"You always have to protect your stuff, but it's something you now have to be way more careful about. Early on, with the demos for 'Facelift', before it even came out, we were hanging out with the Pantera guys, and Phil Anselmo talked me into giving him a copy back in '89. He started passing copies around to bands and shit, and then [then-Columbia president] Don Ienner got in my ass for that. It didn't go that far, though, just to a few bands. If that happens today, it goes everywhere. If somebody turned you on to something back when I was coming up, it was that much more special: "Nobody's heard this yet. Check this out." I'm from a different era, and I just haven't gotten used to it. I don't necessarily think it's a healthier situation for music or for people who enjoy music."
ALICE IN CHAINS are currently on your. For information on where to purchase tickets, head to www.aliceinchains.com/tour.
May 24 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
May 25 - Pryor, Oklahoma - Rocklahoma
Jun 15 - Donington Park, England - Download Festival
Sep 19 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rock in Rio
The bands first single out of their upcoming NEW record is called "Hollow" and is now available via iTunes at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hollow-single/id586393217 Watch the music video for "Hollow" HERE!
Related links: Alice In Chains' Official Site