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Alice in Chains
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Alice in Chains in September 2007. From left to right: William DuVall, Sean Kinney, and Jerry Cantrell.
Background information
Also known as Alice N' Chains
Origin Seattle, Washington
United States
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, alternative metal, grunge, alternative rock
Years active 1987-2002, 2005-present
Labels Columbia, Virgin Records/EMI
Associated acts Mad Season
Jerry Cantrell
Class of '99
Slash's Snakepit
Members Jerry Cantrell
Sean Kinney
Mike Inez
William DuVall
Past members Layne Staley
Mike Starr

Alice in Chains is a popular alternative rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1987. They have sold an estimated 15 million albums in the US alone. Alice in Chains is sometimes thought of as a heavy metal band, but is mostly considered a grunge band.

The band's first lead singer died in Seattle in April 2002. William DuVall took over as the lead singer in 2006.

Band members

Current members

  • William DuVall - lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2006-present)
  • Jerry Cantrell - lead & rhythm guitars, vocals (1987-2002, 2005-present)
  • Mike Inez - bass, backing vocals (1993-2002, 2005-present)
  • Sean Kinney - drums, percussion (1987-2002, 2005-present)

Former members

  • Layne Staley - lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1987-2002)
  • Mike Starr - bass, backing vocals (1987-1993)

Touring musicians

  • Patrick Lachman - lead vocals (2005-2006)
  • Scott Olson - acoustic guitar, bass (1996)


  • Facelift (1990)
  • Dirt (1992)
  • Alice in Chains (1995)
  • Black Gives Way to Blue (2009)
  • The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013)
  • Rainier Fog (2018)

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