Alice In Chains & Friends Announce Eighth Annual Fantasy Football League And Charity Auction

Alice In Chains have announced their eighth annual Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League And Auction. League participants include Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez, along with Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, TV sports host Rich Eisen, actor Michael Rapaport, Pantera’s Vinnie Paul, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, NFL.com’s fantasy football columnist Michael Fabiano, former NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew, and Gaslight Anthem’s Benny Horowitz, and the items available in the online auction include a guitar lesson from Cantrell, a bass signed by the members of Guns N’ Roses, a guitar signed by Deftones, a pinstripe Viking guitar signed by Zakk Wylde, a football signed by members of the NFL Hall of Fame, a football signed by 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Kurt Warnerto, etc. Proceeds will go towards MusiCares and Music For Relief in honor of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. The auction will take place on August 14-24, and this year’s season draft will broadcasted live on on Sirius XM’s Fantasy Sports Radio on September 5. More info can be found HERE.

Alice In Chains Reveal Producer For New Album

Alice In Chains have revealed that producer Nick Raskulinecz will work with the band once again on their new album. Mike Inez confirmed the news on the Let There Be Talk podcast:

Inez said the following:

“We’re going back home to do a record, really. The last two were in L.A., and they were cool. I just feel in 2017, it’s time for Alice In Chains to go back to Seattle—drink that water, breathe that air. My Heart family’s up there. There’s just such a history—every street corner for us is a memory; crazy shit happened or some beautiful stuff. Seattle’s a really special place, especially this time of year. It’s the best.”

He also added:

“This [upcoming album], we’re not sure where it’s gonna land. We wanna partner with somebody, and we’ll see where it goes. I mean, we financed [‘Black Gives Way To Blue‘] on our own too, so we’re not too worried about that stuff. We’ve just gotta get it out to… Alice is a global band, so it has to be a significant label that has the infrastructure where you can get this stuff in stores in, like, fucking Singapore when we play or South America… wherever.”

The band plan to hit Studio X in Seattle, WA later this month to record the effort.

[via Blabbermouth]

Alice In Chains Working On New Album

It looks line Alice In Chains are officially in the studio working on a new album. Bassist Mike Inez revealed the news during an interview with Framus & Warwick:

“Being in the studio for twenty hours a day isn’t fun, but it’s a great job. But we try to make that our clubhouse and separate that from the business, kind of. So we’re still in that… playing in the sandbox, kind of, for this new record anyways. We’re still getting together in the same city, and plugging in in the same room.

Today is actually our first day [in the studio,] and I’m already late, ’cause I’m here talking to you [laughs], so it shows you how professional we still are.”

Alice In Chains Add More Dates To 2016 U.S. Tour

Alice In Chains have added more dates to their U.S. tour. Check out their updated schedule below.

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Tour Dates:

06/23 Detroit, MI – Ford Field (with Guns N’ Roses)
06/26 Washington, DC – Fedex Field (with Guns N’ Roses)
06/29 Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium (with Guns N’ Roses)
07/01 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with Guns N’ Roses)
07/03 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with Guns N’ Roses)
07/06 Portland, OR – Schnitzer Hall
07/08 Seattle, WA – Paramount
07/09 Spokane, WA – INB Performing Arts Center
07/11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
07/12 Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
07/15 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/16 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA
07/18 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
07/19 Warren, OH – Packard Music Hall
07/20 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Events Center
07/22 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
07/23 Atlantic, City, NJ – Mark G. Etess at Taj Mahala
07/25 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
07/26 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
09/16 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
09/17 Chester, PA – Rock Allegiance Festival
09/19 Richmond, VA – Altria Theatre
09/20 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston PAC
09/31 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
09/23 Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
09/24 Houston, TX – Houston Open Air Festival
09/26 Austin, TX – ACL Live
09/27 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
09/30 Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Casino
10/01 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
10/02 San Diego, CA – Symphony Hall
10/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/05 Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre
10/07 San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
10/08 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra

Alice In Chains Announce Summer 2016 Tour

Alice In Chains have announced a summer U.S. tour. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

07/06 Portland, OR – Schnitzer Hall
07/08 Seattle, WA – Paramount
07/09 Spokane, WA – INB Performing Arts Center
07/11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
07/12 Denver, CO – Paramount Theater
07/15 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/16 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA
07/17 Detroit, MI – Freedom Hill
07/19 Warren, OH – Packard Music Hall
07/20 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Events Center
07/22 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
07/23 Atlantic, City, NJ – Mark G. Etess at Taj Mahala
07/25 New York, NY – Beacon Theater

First Chapter Of “Alice In Chains: The Untold Story” Posted Online

The first full chapter of the new Alice In Chains book, Alice In Chains: The Untold Story is now available to read, via http://us.macmillan.com. Journalist, David de Sola wrote the book, which will be released on August 4.

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Chapter 1

You can’t freaking sing!
—KEN ELMER

LAYNE RUTHERFORD STALEY was born on Tuesday, August 22, 1967, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington. His parents, Phillip Blair Staley and Nancy Elizabeth Layne, were living in the town of Kirkland, located along the eastern shore of Lake Washington.1

Layne’s birth was announced in the “Born Yesterday” section of the next day’s edition of The Seattle Times. Under the subheading “To Mr. and Mrs.—” the section is an alphabetical listing of every child born the previous day in each hospital in the greater Seattle area. The final birth listed under Overlake Hospital reads, “Phillip B. Staley, 10146 N.E. 64th St., Kirkland, boy.”2

Phil and Nancy, who were twenty-nine and nineteen at the time, had been married by a minister nearly six months earlier in a ceremony witnessed by Paul R. Staley, the groom’s brother, and Margaret Ann Layne, the bride’s sister. The previous summer, Nancy had competed in the Miss Washington Pageant as Miss Bellevue. When Phil and Nancy’s engagement was announced in January 1967, Nancy was a student at the Cornish School of Allied Arts.3 She was the oldest of Robert L. Layne and Ann J. Becker’s three daughters. Her parents were both graduates of the University of Washington, where they were involved in the fraternity and sorority scene on campus.

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