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 steer today's artists, and theirs is a narrative of exertions, self-destruction, emerging from the ashes, and wearing on an enduring legacy.
Four years after their first assembly at a warehouse lower than Seattle's Ballard Bridge, Alice in Chains turned the 1st of grunge's enormous 4 - sooner than Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold checklist and attain nationwide reputation. With the charismatic Layne Staley at the back of the microphone, they grew to become some of the most influential and winning bands to return out of the Seattle song scene. yet because the band bought greater, 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. in response to a wealth of interviews with those that have direct wisdom of the band, many conversing at the list for the first actual time, de Sola explores how medicines approximately destroyed them and claimed the lives of Staley and founding bassist Mike Starr, follows Jerry Cantrell's solo profession 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 contributors of the band no longer as caricatures of rock stars yet as amazing, nuanced, and unsuitable humans whose years of labor ended in the doubtless in a single day good fortune that modified the track scene endlessly.
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