Alice In Chains Planning “Facelift” 30th Anniversary Edition Box

Alice In Chains are planning to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Facelift” with a deluxe box set. The band said the following about that:

“Over the next 30 days we will be celebrating 30 years of Facelift, our debut album released August 21, 1990. Follow along each day to see exclusive interview clips, live performances, and first peeks at our forthcoming Facelift vinyl reissue deluxe anniversary box set, which will be announced and available for pre-sale soon. We are looking forward to sharing memories with you over these next 30 days. To start, featured here is an original Facelift promotional poster from 1990.”

Khemmis, Thou, Etc. To Be Featured On New Tribute To Alice In Chains’ “Dirt”

Magnetic Eye Records will be releasing a tribute to Alice In Chains’ “Dirt” on September 18. The effort, which is titled “Dirt (Redux),“ can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp.

“Dirt (Redux)“ Track Listing:

01. Thou – “Them Bones”
02. Low Flying Hawks – “Dam That River”
03. High Priest – “Rain When I Die”
04. Khemmis – “Down In A Hole”
05. These Beasts – “Sickman”
06. Howling Giant – “Rooster”
07. Forming The Void – “Junkhead”
08. Somnuri – “Dirt”
09. Backwoods Payback – “God Smack”
10. Black Electric – “Iron Gland”
11. -(16)- – “Hate To Feel”
12. Vokonis – “Angry Chair”
13. The Otolith – “Would?“

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) Discusses His Career On GibsonTV‘s “Icons” Series

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) is featured on the latest episode of GibsonTV‘s “Icons” Series. The following was said about the episode:

“In the latest episode of “Icons”, Gibson TV sits down with one of the most iconic rock musicians of our generation, Jerry Cantrell to learn about his early years in Spanaway, Washington and the birth of the Seattle sound. The show takes a deep dive into his 30-plus year career in music as the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of Alice In Chains, and as a solo artist.”

Alice In Chains Appear In “AdventureQuest 3D” & “AQWorlds”

Alice In Chains have appeared in “AdventureQuest 3D” and “AQWorlds” as part of a month long event in the “Battle Concert Arena.” A virtual version of the band can be seen playing an in-game concert as players battle monsters. This news comes after Korn previously took part in a similar event.

Alice In Chains To Release “All Secrets Known” Bourbon

Few Spirits and Warner Music Artist Services have teamed up with Alice In Chains to create a new limited-release bourbon called “All Secrets Known.” The drink was distilled by Few Spirits master distiller Paul Hletko and it features a custom-designed label by artist Justin Helton. It is a 101 proof (50.5% ABV) bourbon that was finished for six months in tequila barrels.

Hletko said the following:

“There are no two spirits that have a closer association with rock and roll than whiskey and tequila. Bringing together elements of both, but in an unconventional, innovative way, is an illustration of what we try to do every time we distill a new product.

Alice in Chains is part of one of very few movements that can be legitimately credited with shapeshifting an entire culture, beginning with their first album, ‘Facelift’. For us distilling, like making music, is about having the courage to ask, ‘What if we…’ and being excited to find the answers — unlocking those secrets.

Nobody sounds like Alice in Chains. We were inspired by their courage to create a sound that flouted convention and thought, ‘There are lots of tequilas finished in bourbon barrels, but it’s rare to find a widely available bourbon finished in tequila barrels. Let’s do that instead.'”

Matt Young, EVP of Warner Music Artist Services, added:

“Our team always seeks out the best in the business when it comes to our artist product collaborations. Few Spirits was a no-brainer when the idea first came up to create an Alice in Chains bourbon whiskey.”

Helton also commented:

“I’ve been a fan of Alice In Chains forever, with ‘Jar Of Flies’ being one of the first CDs I ever owned. ‘I Stay Away’ and ‘No Excuses’ were on repeat in my room. For this design, I found inspiration in the name All Secrets Known. The eye in the mouth is a play on seeing all that’s been spoken. The color scheme is a nod to ‘Black Gives Way To Blue’, the album on which the song ‘All Secret Known’ appears.

Brainville led to access. Doors started opening and I’ve always felt like when you get a chance to work with cool people you admire, you’ve got to at least check it out. As a longtime fan of Alice In Chains and someone who has at various points made his living as a guitar player, the opportunity to work with someone like Jerry Cantrell, whose sound is unlike any other, was one we were determined to see through come hell or high water.”

The bourbon will be available in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York and Washington. It will also be available on ReserveBar.com.

[via Blabbermouth]

Seattle, WA Mayor Officially Declares Today “Layne Staley Day”

According to KEXP, Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan has officially proclaimed August 22, 2019 as “Layne Staley Day.” The proclamation was made on what would have been the late Alice In Chains frontman’s 52nd birthday. “Layne Staley Day” was created to call to attention to the Layne Staley Memorial Fund, which was established by the singer’s parents following his death in 2002.

44-Year-Old Man Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 19-Year-Old Girl At Korn & Alice In Chains’ Cuyahoga Falls, OH Show

According to Fox 8 Cleveland, a 44-year-old man named Ryan Bollas was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old girl during Korn and Alice In Chains’ August 16 show in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The victim said the man looked very intoxicated and that he grabbed her breasts during the concert. She then snapped a photo of Bollas, which the police used to help identify him. Bollas has since turned himself in and is now facing a sexual imposition charge. He also posted a $5,000 bond and is expected to appear in court on September 10.

Watch Final Episode Of Alice In Chains’ “Black Antenna” Film

Alice In Chains have shared the 10th and final part of their 90-minute sci-fi film “Black Antenna.” The movie, which was produced and directed by Adam Mason, came about after the band considered making music videos for all the songs on their latest album “Rainier Fog.”

Watch Ninth Episode Of Alice In Chains’ “Black Antenna” Film

Alice In Chains have shared the ninth part of their 90-minute sci-fi film “Black Antenna.” The movie, which was produced and directed by Adam Mason, came about after the band considered making music videos for all the songs on their latest album “Rainier Fog.”

Watch Eighth Episode Of Alice In Chains’ “Black Antenna” Film

Alice In Chains have shared the eighth part of their 90-minute sci-fi film “Black Antenna.” The movie, which was produced and directed by Adam Mason, came about after the band considered making music videos for all the songs on their latest album “Rainier Fog.”