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Alice In Chains In Writing Mode

ALICE IN CHAINS has commenced the songwriting process for a new studio album. In an online posting by The Baldy — whose job is "to travel the world with ALICE IN CHAINS and send photos, videos and blog entries back to [the webmasters] at AliceInChains.com" — he writes, "I've been [in Los Angeles] for five days, sat through three rehearsals and one demo recording session, listened to several other demos, and I can happily report that the new stuff is kicking my ass right out of my pants. Remember that these songs are still only in the early stages of being written too. Just in the time I've been here, the guys have taken a riff and worked on it and expanded it and added layers to it, and now it's practically a full-fledged song."

ALICE IN CHAINS has been added to the list of artists who will take the stage for tribute performances at the second annual "VH1 Rock Honors". This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of OZZY OSBOURNE, GENESIS, HEART and ZZ TOP.

These honorees will perform live, along with additional tribute bands QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, NICKELBACK, GRETCHEN WILSON and KEANE, on Saturday, May 12 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Hosted by Bam Margera ("Jackass", "Viva La Bam"), "VH1 Rock Honors" will air on VH1 Thursday, May 24 at 9 p.m Eastern. Presenters will include Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Williams, Criss Angel, Taylor Hawkins and more.

ALICE IN CHAINS filmed its concert on October 31, 2006 in Providence, Rhode Island for a possible DVD release. The Halloween performance was two hours and forty minutes long, with the group playing additional songs for the filming. There's no indication yet of when the DVD could surface or what other features it might contain.

The group's most recent North American tour featured the reunited band playing a two-hour show that included an acoustic middle section as well as an eight-minute video tribute to late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley.

Staley died in 2002 after a long struggle with drug addiction that effectively put ALICE IN CHAINS on ice in 1996.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

Not sure if the new singer can cut it in terms of lyrics, matching Staley would be the ultimate test... I'm hoping/thinking Cantrell will be the primary wordsmith. I'm not on pins and needles but I am interested in how this turns out.

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2. Layne writes:

I love cantrell's style, but to me alice was layne...if they changed there name i would love this new gorup so much more...you cant go on without layne under the alice label, its if nirvana went on wiithout kurt, or slipknot without corey...either way i'll try to listen to this new stuff and like it...art is what it is...i just wish they'd change the name...theres only one alice

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3. 7dustrulesall writes:

Who is the new singer, I would like to know who is going to take over for Layne Stanley. Lanye was a genius with lyrics. His voice was so powerful. But it wont be the same without Layne Stanley. It just doesnt seem right. He was just one of those guys that you cant replace. But maybe, this new singer, will have what it takes to cut it. I wonder if they are still in talks of playing Ozzfest this year, there is still an open spot on the main stage.

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4. efleming writes:

Lane Stanley rules. I love Lane Stanley.

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5. rjhweb writes:

Lame! The tour was questionable. This is pathetic. No Layne no AIC!!!!!!!!!! They shouldnt do this with the name Alice In Chains!! WTF?

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6. Murderface writes:

My fave thing about Jerry on the Dirt album is that he had this thick, wall of guitars. Anyone else notice that? I hope it finds it's way on this album....

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7. AndrUw writes:

Jerry should lay down the vocals on the new AIC album or record another Jerry Cantrell album. Tend to agree no Layne no AIC. And last time I checked its 2007.. Nothing can compare to the early years.

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