Seattle Office of Film + Music


ALICE IN CHAINS EBAY AUCTION FOR JAPAN RELIEF
April 11, 2011, 3:18 pm
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Ebay – Alice in Chains Japan Benefit
Artists and songwriters from across the EMI music company family are raising funds for the Red Cross to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Over the next three weeks, EMI will auction off items from more than 60 of the world’s most famous musicians online, raising money to help out this important cause. This week features an auction in collaboration with Seattle band Alice in Chains, with signed memorabilia up for the bidding. The lucky winner will receive a 19-piece poster set with original artwork by Jermaine Rogers and an autographed set list from the band’s 2010 Black Diamond Skye tour. The set list is signed by all current members of Alice in Chains; Jerry Cantrell (Vocals, Guitar), William DuVall (Vocals, Guitar), Sean Kinney (Drums), Mike Inez (Bass). Click on the link above to check out the auction and EMI’s efforts to help Japan.

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THE CROCODILE HAILED AS ONE OF THE TEN BEST ROCK VENUES OF ALL TIME
November 15, 2010, 2:55 pm
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Gibson Guitar
Sure, Belltown’s Crocodile Café holds a place near and dear to the hearts of many Seattleites. But now Gibson Guitar is singing The Croc’s praises, recognizing the music club of local legend as one of the ten greatest rock venues of all time. Catapulted into worldwide rock relevance by the grunge explosion of the early nineties, The Crocodile made Gibson’s impressive shortlist for establishing itself as “the prime stomping ground for the burgeoning Seattle music scene”–a legacy which still endures today. In the venue’s relatively short history (it’s only been around 16 years) The Crocodile has played host to big name acts, like R.E.M., Sonic Youth, The Beastie Boys and even Yoko Ono, not to mention some little homegrown bands you might’ve heard of—Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Death Cab for Cutie and Nirvana. You know, just to name a few. For more details or to read the entire list of venues, check out the link.

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ALICE IN CHAINS TOPS BILLBOARD CHARTS

Seattle Times
Alice in Chains has scored a No. 1 hit with possibly one of the catchiest songs in its nearly three-decade history. The Seattle metal band’s single “Check My Brain” rocketed straight to No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Songs Chart and No. 1 on the R&R Rock Chart. The song is on the band’s upcoming album “Black Gives Way To Blue” on Virgin/EMI, available Sept. 29.



SEATTLE’S ALICE IN CHAINS GETS ELTON JOHN FOR TRIBUTE SONG
August 11, 2009, 1:22 pm
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KOMO elton-john
Alice in Chains thought it would take a miracle to get Elton John to play on the band’s tribute record to their late lead singer, Layne Staley. But it only took a listen to the song to get the rock legend on board. “He’s a really warm person,” said Alice in Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell of John. “He got up and gave us a couple of hugs, and said, `Well Jerry, I just wanted to tell you that I think it’s a beautiful song. … I really dig the sentiment of what it’s about and who it’s for and I just want to tell you that I’m going to play on the song.”‘ John plays piano on “Black Gives Way to Blue,” a short but poignant ode to Staley, who died of a drug overdose in 2002. The song is the title track for their upcoming CD, the grunge rock band’s first studio album in 14 years.



ALICE IN CHAINS HEADLINES ROCK ON THE RANGE
May 19, 2009, 12:22 pm
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Rolling Stone
Hard rock ruled the heartland this weekend as Mötley Crüe, Slipknot and Alice in Chains headlined Rock on the Range. For its third year, the Columbus festival drew 38 bands and sold a two-day total of 56,000 tickets, according to L.A.-based promoter Del Williams. A mixed crowd — college kids in baseball caps to bikers — partied under dreary skies on Saturday, and were energized and ready to toss the devil horns on sunny Sunday.