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Why Alice In Chains Didn’t Change Their Name

Replacing a band member after their death is an exceptionally difficult decision for all kinds of reasons. Led Zeppelin chose to disband when drummer John Bonham died, while AC/DC quickly recruited Brian Johnson after Bon Scott's passing. Inevitably, the guys in Alice in

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Living Color Eager To See Who Can Navigate ‘The Chair in the Doorway’

In the song 'Type,' from Living Colour's second album, 1990's 'Time's Up,' frontman Corey Glover sings about people's need to compartmentalize things in order to understand them: "Stereotype, monotype, blood type, are you my type?/Minimalism, abstract impressionism, post-modernism, is it?"

At the time, Living Colour were struggling to escape the funk-metal category they were being shoehorned into -- and battling with narrow-minded critics who couldn't understand how a band of African Americans could play aggressive rock music with strong political and social messages. Here we are, 19 ears later -- with the release of their first album in six years, 'The Chair

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New Releases: Alice In Chains, Austrian Death Machine, Hatebreed, The Melvins, Revocation

This past week, metal releases came out of the woodwork. And with it came eye-popping first week numbers and even a top 10 debut. Reported by the folks at Metal Insider, this past week drew in a #35 debut for the good guys in Shadows Fall with their latest album 'Retribution,' Porucipine Tree came in with 17,500 albums sold in its first week, and the MVP of metal of course goes to long time thrash act Megadeth coming in with an astounding #9 debut on the charts with 45,000 sold. Are albums sales going back to their old habits, with records being sold like hot cakes? Not one person can firmly say, but we certainly hope for the best. Regardless,

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Alice In Chains Have Stringent Requirements

Alice In Chains' first studio album since the death of singer Layne Staley and introduction of William DuVall leads with these telling words: "A new beginning/Time to start living ... There's no going back ..."

The song from the new album, 'Black Gives Way to Blue,

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White Noise: News on AC/DC, Slayer, Evergreen Terrace, Dying Fetus and More

Here's a question for all of you, especially you heavy metal publicists out there: What's the difference between a 'break up' and an 'indefinite hiatus'? We ask because, as we reported last week, He Is Legend has called it quits. But they haven't 'b

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Chiodos Fires Frontman Craig Owens

In a recent blog post, Michigan's Chiodos have announced the firing of frontman Craig Owens, a founding member of the post-hardcore outfit. The band's statement, address to "our friends, family, and fans," says that Owens was let go, and that the decision was "a necessary one." The band did not get into why, exactly, Owens was kicked out.

The unexp

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White Noise: News on Nine Inch Nails, Burst, Nirvana, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Korn and More

What a friggin' tease! We awoke this morning, thinking that today was the day Alice in Chains' 'Black Give Way to Blue' would finally be in stores, only to discover that the Internet lied. Not the whole Inter

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Alice In Chain’s Frontman Lists His 10 Favorite Albums

After 14 years, Alice In Chains is still a household name. Many musicians were inspired by the band's releases during the height of grunge and '90s alternative rock, and the death of vocalist Layne Staley in 2002 was a shock in the music world.

William DuVall, a longtime friend of AIC's guitarist Jerry Cantrell,

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White Noise: News on Alice In Chains, Poison The Well, Municipal Waste, Dethklok and More

Illegal downloading has hobbled the music industry over the last decade, and try as they might, labels and musicians have been unable to quell online leaks and file sharing. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right? Late last night, the publicists for Smashing Pumpkins issued a press release announcing that Billy Corgan, the band's sole remaining founding member, would be releasing a new album called 'Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.' But rather than re

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Alice In Chains Give New York ‘Would?’ at Album Warmup Show

In the 14 years since Alice In Chains' last album, a lot has changed -- not the least of which was the sad decline and eventual death of original vocalist Layne Staley. While his spectre hangs over the band seven years later, their forthco

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