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 below Seattle's Ballard Bridge, Alice in Chains grew to become the 1st of grunge's mammoth 4 - sooner than Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold checklist and attain nationwide acceptance. With the charismatic Layne Staley in the back of the microphone, they grew to become probably the most influential and profitable bands to return out of the Seattle tune scene. yet because the band obtained 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. in keeping with a wealth of interviews with those that have direct wisdom of the band, many talking at the list 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 profession and Mike Starr's existence 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 unearths the participants of the band now not as caricatures of rock stars yet as outstanding, nuanced, and wrong humans whose years of labor ended in the probably in a single day good fortune that modified the track scene perpetually.
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