Alice in Chains

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    QUIZ: Can You ID These Bands From Their Famous Typefaces?

    Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, desig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    MTV VMAs: A Sexual Retrospective

    We're not sure why parents are in an uproar over Miley's VMA performance since sexual content has been a staple on MTV for over twenty years. Let's look back on controversial VMA performances from twenty and ten years ago. See also: The Funniest 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Tweets

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron - Queen Mary - June 9, 2013

    By: Alex Distefano Ink N Iron Queen Mary Jun 9 , 2013 Sunday marked the third and final day of this year's Ink N Iron festival, a weekend event full of classic cars/ hot rods, tattoo artists, models and tons of punk and rockabilly bands. This year, closing the tenth annual event, were headliners ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Songs With Grammatical Errors We Just Can't Overlook

    Yes, we are aware artists use poetic license when they are writing lyrics, but that doesn't prevent us from getting irritated when we hear grammatical errors over the radio waves. Below are ten songs with lyrics that set off our inner grammar-police sirens:

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Unlikely Songbird Joey Diaz Gets Up Every Morning and Tweets Random-Ass Music From His iPod

    Joey "CoCo" Diaz isn't really the guy you'd expect to go around singing songs in public. But we'll be damned if he doesn't post them on Twitter. Every day, the hefty, foul-mouthed comic wakes up his followers with a blast of noise, whether it's Tool or 2Pac. It's the kind of ritual that proves there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2013

    The People at NAMM Are Weirder Than Most of the Instruments

    Prior to parking my car on Day 2 of the NAMM convention (which incidentally was my first time ever), I'd already pumped myself up for a day full of musical exploration in this temporary gearhead paradise. But after scanning the parking lot on a rainy afternoon on my way into the Anaheim Convention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Chino Moreno Says New Deftones Album is a Little Bit Meshuggah, a Little Bit Depeche Mode

    "Change (In The House Of Flies)" from the Deftones' third album White Pony maybe the archetypical song for the band. It represented a shift from their primary aggressive in your face assaults to one of tortured beauty while retaining heavy elements to the song. Deftones have shed their Nu-Metal moni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Hal Sparks: Comedian, Actor...Rockstar?

    You may know Hal Sparks as a guy who can bring the funny as a stand-up comic, TV personality, and film actor. But few know him as the lead singer and axe man in an alternative metal band (I know! We didn't either!). This Friday (June 15th), Hal is busting out his the eye liner and shredding skills f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Metalachi at DiPiazza's Last Saturday Night

    ​Metalachi and the Go To ElevensDiPiazza's Long BeachJan. 27, 2012It's not every Saturday night when I walk into a venue and there's a band on stage playing Spinal Tap's uber-classic "Stonehenge." But it should be because that was pretty much the most awesome way to start an evening.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    The Best Musician Signings And Events At NAMM

    ​With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Ryan Adams Slays 'Em

    [Mental Notes] An inside look at his taping session for KCRW

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Five Heroin Overdoses Worse Than Casey Royer's

    ​Yesterday, Casey Royer (D.I., Social Distortion, Adolescents) got busted for overdosing on heroin. In front of his 12-year-old. He's now been charged with two counts of child abuse and endangerment, as well as use and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He could get up to tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Former Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr Dies

    ​Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, 44, was found dead in Salt Lake City earlier today. The cause of death hasn't been reported yet, but cops say they were called to the house at 1:42 p.m. According to TMZ, "Starr was arrested last month for felony possession of a controlled substance. Sal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Alice in Chains, Deftones, and Mastodon at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out our Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon slideshow here!Alice in Chains, Deftones, MastodonGibson AmphitheaterOctober 12, 2010Taking snippets from the album titles of Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon, the Blackdiamondskye tour descended upon the Gibson Am ... More >>

  • Film

    March 4, 2010

    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Tim Burton's 'Wonderland' is not nearly curiouser and curiouser enough

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    What You Missed: AKC Dog Show, Metallica, Fear, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

    AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog ShowKeith May​Another full weekend, another weekend that felt way too short. The first thing we did? We hit up the weekend-long AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. Photographer Keith May captured some amazing shots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Over the Weekend: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas with Muse, AFI at the Gibson Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefMuse at the Gibson Amphitheater​Click for a comprehensive slideshow of night one. Click here for photos from night two.The Hype: Seventeen bands in two nights at the cozy Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City served as the annual Almost Acoustic Christmas party for the staffers at me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Layne Staley...Back From the Dead?????

    There's a new Alice in Chains song floating around the Intranets. Depending on what sort of music fan you are, you either A. think it's awesome that new singer William DuVall sounds eerily similar to the late Layne Staley or B. you think it's never a good idea for bands to replace dead members with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    What You Missed: BlizzCon, Epicenter, Musicians Swap Meet

    ​Oh, hello there. So what'd you miss this weekend this time?Well, first off: It was the annual nuuuurd pilgrimage to Anaheim Convention Center on Friday through Saturday--that's right, BlizzCon!The official gathering for all things Blizzard (you know, that giant video game company based in Irvine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Slideshow: Epicenter and Pomona Fairplex, Musicians Swap Meet at Old World Village

    ​Do you like to rock? Yes? Well, if so, you probably already were at Saturday's Epicenter show at the Pomona Fairplex in (um, let me guess this one) Pomona. Artists included: Alice in Chains, Linkin Park, Tool, Atreyu, Wolfmother and heaps more. So you were probably totally there, rocking out. Oh, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    WTF? Elton John to Appear on New Alice in Chains Album

    ​So, obviously, the fact that there even is a new Alice in Chains album is weird enough by itself. We all (probably) remember the rather disturbing details of Layne Staley's 2002 death--how he only weighed 86 pounds at the time he was discovered, which was two weeks after he actually died. (Yeesh. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    "Ten" is still "Alive"

    Holy shit! Last night I saw a commerical for the deluxe edition of Pearl Jam's debut Ten. I've been on this Earth for a mere 29 years, but suddenly I feel very, very, very old. This re-issue includes a remastered version of the record and a remix done by long-time PJ producer Brendan O'Brien, six bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    CANCELED: Velvet Revolver in Irvine

    Friday's VR show at the Verizon Wireless (Irvine Meadows) Amphitheater has been canceled due to ongoing fire-related health concerns. The show, with Alice in Chains and Sparta, was to be band's final U.S. gig before stops in Japan and Australia. A Live Nation rep said the show has been *tentatively ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

    Warrant and the writing on the wall

  • Unknown

    July 28, 2005

    Funky Iran Contra

    This week in nightlife and more

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    July 7, 2005


    This week in nightlife and more: July 7-14

  • Music

    March 24, 2005


    Big Business ram metal up your alimentary

  • Columns

    June 3, 2004
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    January 30, 2003
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    September 19, 2002
  • Culture

    October 4, 2001

    Rape Him

    They saved Kurt Cobains pain

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Return to Sender

    The year in really, realy bad music publicity photos and press releases