Friday, November 21, 2008

Week 4 Update

Things are starting to shape up nicely as the guys check in for studio update #4. Enjoy...

Week 4 Update

The Vault

Don't forget to check out this week's installment of the Vault.

Guitars & Bass...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Week 3 Update

In the third installment of our weekly look inside the Alice In Chains recording process, Sean Kinney tracks some drums.

Week 3 Update

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Find out more tomorrow...

Soundwave Festival General On-Sale

The general on-sale for the Soundwave Festival has begun. Tickets can be purchase through well as

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

AiC Fantasy League - Week 10 Results

It's coming down to the wire...10 weeks down, and just 3 weeks left in the regular season. Playoffs start week 14, and the top 4 teams will slug it out for the grand prize...check out who's in, who's out, and who to keep an eye on HERE

Mike Inez Instructional Video

As some of you may or may not know, Mike Inez recently took part in IMV's (Interactive Music Video) instructional DVD series.

One part instruction, one part entertainment, Mike gives an in-depth lesson on how to play "A Little Bitter" and "Again". He also talks about how he got started in the music business, his influences, and the great artists he's played with throughout his career. Keep an eye out for special guest and longtime friend John Tempesta who rounds out the rhythm section.

The video will be available at most Guitar Centers nationwide. It will also be available online via as well as A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charitable causes, one of which is Little Kids Rock. So while you're learning to shred, you're also helping some very deserving causes.

Now go out and get yours today.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Where We're At…

Sean finished drums two weeks ago and we all celebrated by taking a few days off for Halloween. This also gave us time to have our molars refitted and let our internal organs settle back into place (drums are LOUD).

So now we're all buckled up and ready for a month or so of guitar & bass.

Jerry started off with what will more than likely be the first single off of the new album, and it's sick. The riff on this thing is just monsterously wrong, and yet so damn right. It's a classic Cantrell slice of aural evil that will crawl into your ears and lay little Alice eggs in your brain.

Much like the drums, the guitars and bass on this album are going to be dense and heavy and disgusting and beautiful. In other words, for those of you who have voiced concerns as to how the new stuff will sound, rest assured. This record will sound different for obvious reasons, but the musical spell this band put you under years ago is still as potent today as it was back in 1990, and I'm not just saying that because Jerry bought me breakfast this morning.

So what have we learned in the last month?

Well, we've learned that prolonged exposure at a close proximity to excessive drumming can result in hearing loss, jittery nerves, blurred vision, & slight bladder leakage. We've also learned that an incomplete song that only has guitars, bass, and drums laid down without being mixed or mastered can still be crushingly satisfying.

There you have it. Progress continues to be made, and piece by piece this album is coming together.

I hope all of you in the States got out & voted. God bless America, and God bless the sonic depravity that Alice In Chains is producing in the studio right now…


Friday, November 7, 2008

Week 2 Update

This week, the guys show you how they get down to serious business in the studio.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Trick or Treat?

Who is the man behind that mask? Find out tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

AiC Fantasy Football League 2008

The week 9 AiC Fantasy League scores and results are in...Check out the action here

Tuesday, November 4, 2008