ALICE IN CHAINS TO BRING SEATTLE GRUNGE TO BUFFALO CHIP
One of the most influential bands to ever come out of the rock rich community of Seattle is Alice in Chains. And they’re coming to the Legendary Buffalo Chip on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006. Band members Jerry Cantrell on guitar, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney and singer William DuVall. “In many ways, Alice in Chains was the definitive heavy metal band of the early ‘90s,” according to the band’s VH-1 biography. Along with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and undgarden, Alice in Chains is one of the most successful bands from the Seattle grunge music scene.
Unlike many of their peers, Alice in Chains owed more to heavy metal than to punk or '70s rock, but the group became closely associated with grunge due to their Seattle roots, according to their Wikipedia biography. The band has been a hit-making machine starting with 1990's “Bleed the Freek” and including “Man in the Box”, “Would?”, “Rooster”, “Down in a Hole’, “Grind”, “Heaven Beside You”, “Get Born Again”, and “Fear the Voices.” MTV News and Rolling Stone have recently run stories suggesting the band’s US tour will include surprise celebritiy vocalists and performers. Rolling Stone Magazine has suggested the Velvet Revolver and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan may appear. Guests at their 2005 Reunion concert for victims of the Tsunami Disaster included Maynard James Keenan, of Tool, Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd and Ann Wilson of Heart. Alice in Chains joins a long list of rock, classic rock and country acts to play at this year’s 25th annual party at the Legendary Buffalo Chip, including Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, The James Gang with Joe Walsh, George Thorogood & the Delaware Destroyers and Blue Oyster Cult.