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Title: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Ace2112 on March 21, 2006, 11:13:57 am
Just seen Alice in Chains confirmed for the Download festival, does anyone know whos singing for them these days after the death on Lane (sp?)
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: cygnusxdave on March 21, 2006, 11:39:51 am
I'd read on another site that Phil Anselmo (Pantera) was helping them out until they could find a permanent replacement for Layne. Dunno if he's playing Download with them, though as he's apparently working on a new Down album.  
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: rascal houdi on March 21, 2006, 14:25:48 pm
Jerry Cantrell does a fine job on his own, his voice isn't dissimilar to Staley's, he could handle it I think.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Ace2112 on March 21, 2006, 14:55:52 pm
QuoteJerry Cantrell does a fine job on his own, his voice isn't dissimilar to Staley's, he could handle it I think.


Now that I'd love to see
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Breesey on March 21, 2006, 15:20:28 pm
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Now that I'd love to see


'Hear' maybe?  :-/

He did sing lead on some AiC songs I think. Certainly did on the unplugged session.
Have you heard any of Jerry's solo stuff?
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Ace2112 on March 21, 2006, 15:52:56 pm
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'Hear' maybe?  :-/

He did sing lead on some AiC songs I think. Certainly did on the unplugged session.
Have you heard any of Jerry's solo stuff?




I have hear one or two tracks, just what I happened to catch on Kerrang, I quite like what I have heard and thinking about his voice would def work
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Slim on March 21, 2006, 18:35:36 pm
QuoteJerry Cantrell does a fine job on his own, his voice isn't dissimilar to Staley's, he could handle it I think.


Really? Layne had an extraordinary, incredibly powerful voice.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Thenop on March 21, 2006, 19:32:57 pm
Yes Layne did.
Cantrell's voice was always the 'second voice' in AiC. By no means bad, but always playing second fiddle. I think Cantrell does a great job on his solo efforts, Degradation Trip is a great piece of work. You can almost hear his grief over his friends death. Very intense, not unlike the intensity AiC displayed on Dirt.
But honestly, I would rather see them play under a different moniker than AiC. Without Layne, there is no AiC IMO.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 21, 2006, 20:28:51 pm
QuoteBut honestly, I would rather see them play under a different moniker than AiC. Without Layne, there is no AiC IMO.

Agreed, but of anyone were to do it, I'd like it to be Jerry Cantrell himself. He probably sang  more than a lot of people realise, and his solo albums are well worth a listen.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: rascal houdi on March 21, 2006, 23:19:59 pm
When I saw Cantrell on his solo tour a couple of years ago he sang lead vocals on the AIC material with another band member doing the other harmony bit & it worked very well. Sure his voice isn't as powerful as Staley's but it'd be a tad more authentic than getting someone else in.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: captainkurtz on March 22, 2006, 12:57:12 pm
I was lucky enough to see AIC front row when they supported Megadeth on Good Friday in 1991 at Newcastle. :-)
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Dave Brenchley on March 24, 2006, 21:32:27 pm
QuoteI was lucky enough to see AIC front row when they supported Megadeth on Good Friday in 1991 at Newcastle. :-)


I saw that tour too, although I wasn't really into AiC until later. Weren't The Almighty also on the bill? I'm pretty sure they were at Manchester Apollo.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: captainkurtz on March 25, 2006, 08:11:25 am
Quote

I saw that tour too, although I wasn't really into AiC until later. Weren't The Almighty also on the bill? I'm pretty sure they were at Manchester Apollo.

They were, yes.  They were crap, as I recall.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: pdw1 on March 27, 2006, 00:05:13 am

This from Blabbermouth (where I get all my metal news & rumours).  The talk seems to be that they will use "guest" vocalists this summer (what ever that means) and they have no permanant longterm plans as yet.  So who knows who'll be singing!

Patrick


ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist: 'We've Always Made It Up As We've Gone Along' - Mar. 22, 2006  

Launch Radio Networks reports: The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS recently reunited and have announced that they'll play some U.S. club dates and European festivals this spring and summer. Beyond that, however, the group does not have any set plans. Guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Launch that operating this way is nothing new for ALICE IN CHAINS. "We're gonna take it like we always did, and we've always kind of made it up as we've gone along," he said. "You know, if you were looking at how to really capitalize on this experience and really make dough and make it a profitable thing, a band might, you know, would come out with a singer, have a record ready and all that. But that's not where we're coming from with this thing. We're coming from the place of 'It feels good, and we're having a good time, so we'd like people to be a part of that.'"

Cantrell, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney performed with singer William DuVall and ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo on March 10 at a taping of the VH1 Classic series "Decades Rock Live!"

This was only the second live show for ALICE IN CHAINS since 1996. The band members played at a tsunami relief benefit in February of 2005.

ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist Layne Staley died in April of 2002.  

Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: pdw1 on March 30, 2006, 15:59:58 pm
Knew I had seen some more info some where:

Cantrell and fellow ALICE IN CHAINS members, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney, performed with Anselmo and COMES WITH THE FALL frontman William DuVall on March 10 at a taping of the VH1 Classic series "Decades Rock Live!" Anselmo sang two songs with the group, while DuVall performed another two and dueted with HEART vocalist Ann Wilson on "Rooster".
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: cygnusxdave on April 06, 2006, 13:00:42 pm
From totalrock.com

Alice In Chains will be fronted by William DuVall, when they tour Europe in the Summer. A one-time member of AIC guitarist Jerry Cantrell's own band, DuVall has most recently been with Comes With The Fall.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: pdw1 on April 06, 2006, 13:02:03 pm
QuoteFrom totalrock.com

Alice In Chains will be fronted by William DuVall, when they tour Europe in the Summer. A one-time member of AIC guitarist Jerry Cantrell's own band, DuVall has most recently been with Comes With The Fall.


You beat me to it  :(  ;)

A bit more from Blabbermouth:

ALICE IN CHAINS Tap COMES WITH THE FALL's DUVALL For European Tour - Apr. 5, 2006
The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS have tapped COMES WITH THE FALL vocalist/guitarist - and member of AIC guitarist Jerry Cantrell's touring band - William DuVall to sing lead vocals for the group on their upcoming European tour.   ALICE IN CHAINS recently reunited and have announced that they'll play some U.S. club dates and European festivals this spring and summer. Beyond that, however, the group does not have any set plans. Guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Launch that operating this way is nothing new for ALICE IN CHAINS. "We're gonna take it like we always did, and we've always kind of made it up as we've gone along," he said. "You know, if you were looking at how to really capitalize on this experience and really make dough and make it a profitable thing, a band might, you know, would come out with a singer, have a record ready and all that. But that's not where we're coming from with this thing. We're coming from the place of 'It feels good, and we're having a good time, so we'd like people to be a part of that.'"  Cantrell, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney performed with DuVall and ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo on March 10 at a taping of the VH1 Classic series "Decades Rock Live!" Anselmo sang two songs with the group, while DuVall performed another two and dueted with HEART vocalist Ann Wilson on "Rooster".  This was only the second live show for ALICE IN CHAINS since 1996. The band members played at a tsunami relief benefit in February of 2005.   ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist Layne Staley died in April of 2002.  For a list of upcoming ALICE IN CHAINS tour dates, visit AliceInChains.com
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on June 04, 2013, 17:13:58 pm
The new AIC album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here is stonkingly good, one of the best things I've heard all year. I've good my Soundgarden ticket, now just need AIC to announce some UK dates...
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Thenop on June 04, 2013, 18:06:41 pm
It is, isn't it?
Really liking the whole vibe on the album. Whereas they had something to prove last time, they now seem to have shaken that and have sunk into a very comfortable mode. Most songs have an almost drone like quality, really nice.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Slim on June 04, 2013, 19:37:04 pm
Cheers, just downloaded the FLACs from melodishop.com.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 04, 2013, 22:46:39 pm
The new AIC album is stonkingly average. Half of it sounds like REM doing a Jerry Cantrell solo album.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Rrroooaaarrr on June 05, 2013, 02:11:55 am
Quote from: Nick Sims on June 04, 2013, 22:46:39 pm
The new AIC album is stonkingly average. Half of it sounds like REM doing a Jerry Cantrell solo album.
Now you've put me off altogether! ::)
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Presto-digitation on June 05, 2013, 20:31:51 pm
I've read that, in fact, Cantrell is handling most of the lead vocals and not William.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Thenop on June 06, 2013, 08:16:13 am
It's difficult to hear who's who in the lush production. But that's ok. The result is excellent.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: captainkurtz on June 06, 2013, 12:54:29 pm
Disappointed that the picture disc arrived for me - was supposed to be ordinary black vinyl with lenticular sleeve.  No download code either, ffs.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Presto-digitation on June 06, 2013, 13:21:40 pm
Quote from: Thenop on June 06, 2013, 08:16:13 am
It's difficult to hear who's who in the lush production. But that's ok. The result is excellent.


Yeah, I'm not concerned about that either.  One is lead, the other in the background or vice versa.  Who cares?
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: captainkurtz on June 06, 2013, 17:31:24 pm
Quote from: Nick Sims on June 04, 2013, 22:46:39 pm
Half of it sounds like REM doing a Jerry Cantrell solo album.

It pretty much is a Jerry Cantrell solo record, isn't it?  I'm sure he is canny enough to know the benefits of the brand.  As for the REM influence =  :o
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: captainkurtz on June 06, 2013, 17:32:49 pm
Quote from: Neillwith2Ls on June 04, 2013, 17:13:58 pm
now just need AIC to announce some UK dates...

Saw them last tour at the tiny Nottingaham Rock City - against all the odds, they've managed to continue without Layne - they were brilliant.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Thenop on June 06, 2013, 19:46:17 pm
I think it is amazing and weird to think this is only their 5th full album. And yet, they have so much history.
In hindsight, the "big three" of Seattle's grunge scene are really three fantastic bands. AiC, Pearl Jam & Soundgarden, all of them have an impressive body of work. Even though PJ lacks a bit behind in quality, their output has been consistent over the last few releases. And the SG come back album isn't too bad either.

Funny, this is a"style" of music I have seen develop, following from Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog et al and here we are, nearly 25 years later and they still make great music. Makes me smile...
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: captainkurtz on June 06, 2013, 20:06:40 pm
For their influence, at least, Nirvana have to be mentioned.

That early 90's explosion produced some amazing bands, really.  There's nothing like that at he moment - nor has there been for quite some time, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on June 07, 2013, 17:42:23 pm
The last major 'scene' I'd say?
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: captainkurtz on June 07, 2013, 17:44:45 pm
Britpop probably was.

Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Neillwith2Ls on June 11, 2013, 14:09:36 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 07, 2013, 17:44:45 pm
Britpop probably was.


I thought about that, but wasn't Britpop really confined to the UK (and really, north London and the NME!), whereas Grunge crossed the Atlantic influenced a lot of British bands for a (short) while. I doubt whether these a loyal core of Elastica and Sleeper fans in the US, nor are there moody emo hoodrats there sporting Menswear or Pulp t-shirts. The big 3 (Oasis, Blur, Pulp) would have certainly left a mark somewhere over there, however.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: Thenop on June 11, 2013, 18:13:10 pm
Oasis & Blur I know of course. I know of Pulp, but they were nowhere near the band that the other 2 were here. And that's just in Holland.
Title: Re: Alice in Chains, new singer?
Post by: JonL on June 12, 2013, 16:38:21 pm
Quote from: Thenop on June 11, 2013, 18:13:10 pm
Oasis & Blur I know of course. I know of Pulp, but they were nowhere near the band that the other 2 were here. And that's just in Holland.


Pulp were the best of the bunch. Jarvis has a wonderful way of telling a grubby story.