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Alice in Chains: Unique Style

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Alice in Chains is a grunge band that Layne Staley formed in the 80’s. Staley was the lead singer of Alice in Chains; he died in 2002. The original name of this grunge group was Alice N’ Chainz but they changed it to Alice in Chains. In the beginning, the band used to wear drag clothes at their concerts; that is how the name Alice N’ Chainz appeared.

This band from Seattle, Washington was a commercial success just like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Nirvana. Besides Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Nirvana and Pearl Jam, the grunge music scene of Seattle, Washington also included bands such as Mad Season, Skin Yard, Tad and Willard, among others.

Heavy metal was a genre that influenced Alice in Chains but the Seattle roots of the band, their image (Dr. Martens boots and denim jeans) and their introspective lyrics sung with remarkable vocal harmonies labeled them as a grunge band. In 1987, Alice in Chains began to write original material and offer concerts in clubs in Seattle. The original members of the band were: Layne Staley (Lead Vocalist), Jerry Cantrell (Backing Vocalist/Guitarist), Mike Starr (Bassist) and Sean Kinney (Drummer).

The discography of this band includes: Sweet Alice, We Die Young, Facelift, Sap, Dirt, Jar of Flies, Alice in Chains, Unplugged, Nothing Safe: Best of the Box, Music Bank, Live, Greatest Hits and The Essential Alice in Chains. Some hit singles of Alice in Chains are: “Bleed The Freak”, “Man in the Box”, “Rooster”, “Angry Chair”, “Hate to Feel”, “I Stay Away”, “Grind”, “Heaven Beside You” and “Fear the Voices”, among others.

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