Under the Radar

Alice in Chains Finds a Way to Carry On


Alice in Chain's guitarist Jerry Cantrell talks to the Pentagon Channel about how growing up as the son of a Vietnam Veteran inspired him to write "Rooster." 

The band just released an excellent album called Black Gives Way to Blue, its first since Layne Staley's overdose death back in 2002. New singer William DuVall (formerly of 80s Atlanta hardcore band Neon Christ) sounds just enough like Layne (and just enough not like Layne) that the album still sounds like the band but things don't get creepy, kind of like when Brian Johnson replaced Bon Scott in AC/DC. Check out the new video for "Check My Brain."

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