Quality fan-filmed video footage of ALICE IN CHAINS‘ August 22 performance at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois as part of the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival can be seen below.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell was asked recently in an interview with Radio.com about the chances of his band getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. ALICE IN CHAINS‘ debut album, “Facelift”, came out in 1990, which would make the group eligible in 2015. Cantrell, who performed at this year’s ceremony with inductees HEART, said about the possibility, “We’re not in this to win awards. And that’s the attitude I went there with. And I have to say, in fairness, that my opinion was a bit changed by being a guest with HEART and seeing how much it meant for them. It was a cool show, it was with a lot of respect. I was kind of moved.”Cantrell added, “I also liked what [RUSH drummer and Hall Of Fame inductee] Neil Peart said: ‘For years, we’ve been saying that this isn’t a big deal. Turns out: it’s a pretty big deal!’ It was cool to see him say that.”
ALICE IN CHAINS‘ fellow Seattle groups, SOUNDGARDEN and PEARL JAM, are also at or close to eligibility. SOUNDGARDEN is eligible now, while PEARL JAM will celebrate 25 years since the release of “Ten” in 2016.
ALICE IN CHAINS is currently touring behind its fifth studio album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart in June, selling 61,000 copies in its first week of release. The disc follows up 2009’s “Black Gives Way To Blue”, which was the group’s first all-new collection of material in 14 years. That CD opened with 126,000 units back in October 2009 to debut at No. 5.
ALICE IN CHAINS was last in the Top Two with its self-titled 1995 set, which debuted at No. 1 on that year’s November 25 chart, according to Billboard.com. It would be their final studio release with singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002.
“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” is ALICE IN CHAINS‘ second album with William DuVall on vocals.
DuVall began touring with the group in 2006, four years after the death of Layne Staley from a drug overdose.
ALICE IN CHAINS began working on the new disc in 2011, but the sessions for the album were delayed when Jerry Cantrell had to undergo shoulder surgery.