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Alice In Chains

Formed: 1987
From: Seattle, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Alice In Chains news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Alice In Chains Announces UK TV Performances

Alice In Chains have announced they will be performing the song "Check My Brain" tonight on Jools Holland on the BBC2 at 10PM. They will also be perform the tracks "Lesson Learned" and "Black Gives Way To Blue" on Friday, November 13th at 11:30PM.

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Alice In Chains To Perform On Conan O'Brien

Alice In Chains have announced they will be performing the song "Check My Brain" on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien tonight, October 30th. Check your local listings for times and details.

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Jerry Cantrell, Scott Ian Launch Vegas Rock Bar

Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian have joined forces to create a new rock bar and performance space in Las Vegas. They plan to launch the venue, Dead Man's Hand, in November.

The bar will feature none of the trendy décor, snobby attitude and outlandish prices so prevalent in Vegas. Instead, Dead Man's Hand will favor grit over glitz, providing customers great music, cool atmosphere and affordable drinks all year long.

"We want this to be a place that we would want to hang out in," Ian says. "There's a huge segment of the music audience that likes to go out but doesn't want to go to places that only play Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga and charge $750 for a bottle of vodka. We want to be the opposite of that."

"I always wanted to have a cool joint with some friends that would be a great place to go at night," adds Cantrell, "It's close to Los Angeles, and a lot of cool bands and people hit Vegas. We wanted to make a fun place for everybody to hang." More...

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Alice In Chains To Headline KXTE Holiday Havoc '09

Alice in Chains has announced they will be headlining the first night of KXTE's Holiday Havoc '09 show at the Joint in Las Vegas on December 11th. More details on the show can be found at this location.

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Alice In Chains Posts "Stripped" Performance Clips

Alice in Chains has released a media player with clips from their Clear Channel "Stripped" performance in New York City. The player contains videos of acoustic renditions of "Check My Brain," "Your Decision," and the classic "No Excuses." The clips can be seen here.

After a performance on Conan O'Brien on October 30th, the band is headed to Europe for a headlining tour. Tour dates are as follows:

Oct. 22 San Antonio, TX Bone Bash @ AT&T Center
Oct. 23 Grand Prairie, TX KEGL Freakers Ball @ Nokia Theatre
Oct. 24 Houston, TX Buzzfest @ Woodlands Pavilion
Nov. 12 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowland
Nov. 13 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Academy
Nov. 14 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Nov. 16 London, UK The Forum
Nov. 17 London, UK The Forum
Nov. 19 Tilburg, Holland 013
Nov. 20 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Zaal
Nov. 21 Weisbaden, Germany Schlachthof
Nov. 23 Dortmund, Germany FZW
Nov. 24 Prague, Czech Rep. Lucerna
Nov. 25 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
Nov. 27 Budapest, Hungary Petofi Csarnok
Nov. 29 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Nov. 30 Munich, Germany Thearterfabrick
Dec. 2 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Dec. 3 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son
Dec. 4 Paris, France Bataclan
Dec. 6 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Dec. 7 London, UK Brixton Academy

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Alice In Chains Charts At No. 5 On Billboard

Fueled by hit single "Check My Brain," currently No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Rock Songs and Alternative Charts, new ALICE IN CHAINS album "Black Gives Way To Blue" (Virgin/EMI) entered Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart at No. 5 with sales exceeding 126,000 copies.

The debut comes amidst a flurry of activity surrounding the band, including heavy radio and video airplay (the "Check My Brain" video is currently featured on MTV2’s Elite 8), a sold-out U.S. buzz tour, and back-to-back performances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Next up is an October 30th performance on NBC’s "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien," followed by a trio of headlining radio dates in Texas, and then a headlining tour of Europe, set to kick off November 12th in Glasgow.

The latest Alice In Chains tour dates are as follows:

Oct. 22 San Antonio, TX Bone Bash @ AT&T Center
Oct. 23 Grand Prairie, TX KEGL Freakers Ball @ Nokia Theatre
Oct. 24 Houston, TX Buzzfest @ Woodlands Pavilion
Nov. 12 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowland
Nov. 13 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Academy
Nov. 14 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Nov. 16 London, UK The Forum
Nov. 17 London, UK The Forum
Nov. 19 Tilburg, Holland 013
Nov. 20 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Zaal
Nov. 21 Weisbaden, Germany Schlachthof
Nov. 23 Dortmund, Germany FZW
Nov. 24 Prague, Czech Rep. Lucerna
Nov. 25 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
Nov. 27 Budapest, Hungary Petofi Csarnok
Nov. 29 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Nov. 30 Munich, Germany Thearterfabrick
Dec. 2 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Dec. 3 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son
Dec. 4 Paris, France Bataclan
Dec. 6 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Dec. 7 London, UK Brixton Academy

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Former Alice In Chains Bassist Arrested

According to Allheadlinenews.com, former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr has been arrested earlier this week in Los Angeles. He is currently being held on a felony narcotics charge. His bail is set at $100,000 and will appear in court on October 14th. He was previously scheduled to appear on the third season of Celebrity Rehab, although no word has been given yet on if he will still be a part of the show.

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Alice In Chains Posts Making Of Video Online

Alice In Chains has posted a "Making of" video talking about their first single and music video for "Check My Brain," off their just-released new album, "Black Gives Way To Blue." Go behind the scenes with Jerry Cantrell and co. as they try and visually recreate the "Seasick" feeling of the "Check My Brain" riff with director Alex Courtes (U2 and White Stripes).

As previously reported, Alice in Chains was recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live and videos of their performances can be seen here.

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Win a G&L Rampage Jerry Cantrell Signature Guitar

To celebrate the release of "Black Gives Way To Blue," Alice In Chains and MetalUnderground.com are giving one lucky fan a chance to rock out with a brand new guitar. Enter now for your chance to win a G&L Rampage Jerry Cantrell Signature model signed by the band. Entries must be received by October 17, 2009.

This sweepstakes is void where prohibited by applicable law. The sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the United States age 13 or older. All prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians on their behalf... For full rules, click here.

"Black Gives Way To Blue" was released yesterday and is in stores now.

Win a Jerry Cantrell Signature model guitar signed by the band

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Watch Videos Of Alice In Chains On Jimmy Kimmel

In case you missed Alice In Chains' appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, you can catch the videos of their performances of "Would" and a new song, "Check My Brain" off their just-released album, "Black Gives Way To Blue."

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AOL Streaming New Alice In Chains, Hatebreed Album

AOL Music is streaming the new Alice In Chains album, "Black Gives Way To Blue," as well as Hatebreed's new self-titled album in their entirety. Both albums were released today in North America.

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Alice In Chains Announces More U.K. Shows

Due to overwhelming demand, Alice In Chains will be returning to the U.K. at the end of their European tour to play Brixton Academy in London on 12/7 and Nottingham Rock City on 12/6. Tickets for these newly added shows go on sale on tomorrow, September 24th at 9am, and are available from www.kililive.com and www.seetickets.com.

In related Alice In Chains news, you can catch a half hour block of videos from Alice in Chains this week on Fuse’s Loaded on Monday 9/28 at 6pm EST.

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Alice In Chains Posts New Video Clip Online

Alice in Chains has posted a new video clip online where they discuss their upcoming album "Black Gives Way To Blue." The video clip can be viewed below. "Black Gives Way To Blue" will be released on September 28th in Europe and a day later in North America. More...

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Alice In Chains Scores A Number One Single

Alice In Chains has managed to top both the Billboard Rock Songs Chart and the R&R Rock Chart with their latest single, "Check My Brain." The song is the second single from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Black Gives Way To Blue" which will be released on September 28th in Europe and a day later in North America.

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Alice In Chains Posts New Video Online

Reunited grunge legends Alice In Chains has posted their new music video online for the song, "Check My Brain." You can check it out below. The song is the second from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Black Gives Way To Blue" to receive it's own video, following on from "A Looking In View." The album is scheduled to be released through Virgin Records on September 29th. More...

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Alice In Chains Announces UK Tour Dates

Alice in Chains has announced a run of UK tour dates in November:

11/12 Glasgow – Barrowland
11/13 Birmingham – Academy
11/14 Manchester – Academy
11/16 London – The Forum
11/17 London – The Forum

The pre-sale starts tomorrow, September 15 at 9am at this location. The general on-sale date is this Friday, September 18 at 9am at the same location.

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Alice In Chains Announces Another Texas Show

Alice In Chains has a few Texas shows coming up next month. The latest tour dates are as follows:

10/22 – San Antonio – KISS Bone Bash – AT&T Center
10/23 – Grand Prairie – KEGL Freakers Ball – Nokia Theatre
10/24 – Houston – Buzzfest – Woodlands Pavillion

In related news, the promoter in Nashville had to cancel the band's performance last night. The band is planning to reschedule the date, but details are yet to come.

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Alice In Chains Announces Private New York Show

Alice in Chains has issued the following announcement about a special private show in New York City on Wednesday, September 9th:

"Alice In Chains is having an exclusive private performance at the PC Richard & Son Theater in NYC this Wednesday, 9/9.

"The first 50 people to sign up HERE will gain admission for themselves plus a guest to this special event. PC Richard & Son Theater is located on the ground floor of 32 Avenue of the Americas.

"Doors open at 4pm, Performance at 5pm"

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Thrash Metal's "Big Four" To Tour?

According to Slayer guitarist Kerry King, a dream tour featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax could well be in the works. Speaking to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine, King stated:

“I’ve heard people referencing Lars. I don’t know Lars that well and I haven’t heard it from Lars but apparently he’s talking to somebody about it. Maybe us, Metallica, Megadeth (and), I think he even threw in Anthrax and I said in this day and age, I know we had that time together but how do you leave out Machine Head? There’s better options than Anthrax and that’s nothing against Anthrax, but they’ve just been in pieces for quite some time and that doesn’t make as much sense to me."

The closest the world has got to having the "Big Four" tour together came in 1991 when Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax were joined on tour by the up and coming Alice In Chains, who stepped in for Bay Area thrashers Death Angel, on the Clash Of The Titans tour. The tour also went to Europe where Megadeth and Slayer performed without Anthrax and Alice In Chains but with Suicidal Tendencies and Testament.

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Alice In Chains Posts Tour Video Online

Grunge legends Alice In Chains has posted a new video online showing the band on tour in Europe. You can check it out below. The bands first studio album in thirteen years, "Black Gives Way To Blue" will be released on September 29th through Virgin Records. More...

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