ALICE IN CHAINS REMEMBER LAYNE STALEY IN NEW SHORT FILM
I finally got around to watching this 12-minute short film about Alice in Chains that was released last Friday, and I’m quite glad I did. The video [posted on SMNnews.com] features interviews with all four band members speaking about the tragedy of former singer Layne Staley’s death and the eventual return of the band with new singer William Duvall. Follow the band as they recount their first performance without Layne in the wake of the Tsunami tragedy, their introduction to William, and the creative processes that led to the birth of Black Gives Way to Blue.
I’m not sure why the guys are getting dolled up as members of KISS in this video, but perhaps a more knowledgeable AIC fan can fill us in. I also don’t understand the significance of the laundromat at the end…. is it a metaphor for cleaning up and dealing with the past? Not sure, but whatever it means this video is an excellent, personal look into the reformation of one of my favorite bands of all-time.
Black Gives Way To Blue drops everywhere September 29. It’s really good, folks.