By David de Sola
Alice in Chains have been one of the loudest voices out of Seattle. They have been iconic pioneers who combined grunge and steel in ways in which proceed to persuade today's artists, and theirs is a narrative of exertions, self-destruction, emerging from the ashes, and sporting on a long-lasting legacy.
Four years after their first assembly at a warehouse lower than Seattle's Ballard Bridge, Alice in Chains grew to become the 1st of grunge's sizeable 4 - prior to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold list and accomplish nationwide reputation. With the charismatic Layne Staley in the back of the microphone, they grew to become some of the most influential and profitable bands to return out of the Seattle track scene. yet because the band bought larger, so did their problems.
Acclaimed journalist David de Sola delves underneath the secrecy, gossip, and rumor surrounding the band to inform their complete tale for the 1st time. according to a wealth of interviews with those who have direct wisdom of the band, many conversing at the checklist for the first actual time, de Sola explores how medicinal drugs approximately destroyed them and claimed the lives of Staley and founding bassist Mike Starr, follows Jerry Cantrell's solo occupation and Mike Starr's lifestyles after being fired from the band, and chronicles the band's resurrection with new lead singer William DuVall.
From their nameless struggles to topping the charts with hits like "Would?," "Man within the Box," and "Rooster," Alice in Chains finds the participants of the band now not as caricatures of rock stars yet as really good, nuanced, and improper humans whose years of labor ended in the probably in a single day luck that modified the song scene perpetually.
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