August 5, 2012
... We lost a great talent 10 yeas ago ...
An interview with Layne's mom:
+ On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Layne's death - one drawing by an artist called "silenthero1":
November 11, 2009
October 17, 2009
! Lyrics !
October 13, 2009
Finally I am able to update this fansite again ;). As you all know Alice in Chains has released their new CD called "Black Gives Way to Blue".
And another vid ;)
August 11, 2009
A new AiC album
Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue
Release date: 29 September 2009
01. All Secrets Known
02. Check My Brain
03. Last Of My Kind
04. Your Decision
05. A Looking In View
06. When The Sun Rose Again
07. Acid Bubble
08. Lessons Learned
09. Take Her Out
10. Private Hell
11. Black Gives Way To Blue
July 4, 2009
...First single of the upcoming new album...
April 23, 2009
...I've just added some new pictures...
April 20, 2009
Alice In Chains Set To Release First Album In 14 Years
Alice In Chains have finished recording their first album together in 14 years and the band, which now features William Duvall on vocals, is eyeing a September release for their highly anticipated album of new material. After the untimely death of former vocalist Lane Staley in 2002, the band did briefly reunite in 2005 and now fans will finally have their long awaited album of new material from the band who was at the forefront of the Seattle grunge scene in the 1990's.
We caught up with guitarist Jerry Cantrell at the Revolver Golden God Awards to get an update on where the band is at in the studio and when they plan on releasing the album.
"We actually finished recording March 18th, which was my birthday and the day William's son was born so it was a pretty cool day. Huge day! So, we finished on the 18th and we're in the process of mixing right now. We're just about done with that. We're looking at a September release."
Alice In Chains was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s and sold over 14 million albums in the United States alone, achieved two number-one Billboard 200 albums (Jar of Flies and Alice in Chains), 11 top ten singles on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, and six Grammy Award nominations. Alice In Chains will be one of the acts performing at the third annual Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio on May 16th and 17th joining Slipknot, Korn, Motley Crue, Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry to name just a few of the bands slated to perform.
March 25, 2009
GET BORN AGAIN – THE MOVIE-
...News about the upcoming film about Layne...
This biopic is being made in a very independent way. We are fully
determined to do it. We won't allow any brainwashed Hollywood clown to
make fun of Layne's story or put him only in a "junkie" spotlight. We
spent enough time trying to explain what the movie is about. It was all
in vain. We have sadly learned that for Hollywood Layne Staley is
another overdosed rock star. They don’t want to show him differently or
should we say…they don’t want you to see the real side of the story.
The Film and Music industries and the Media are mostly managed by the
Mockingbird Project. Layne Staley, Kurt Cobain, Heath Ledger, Anna
Nicole among MANY others were VICTIMS of it. They were mockingly
KILLED. The “Get Born Again” Movie will show you the true story of a
human being who expressed himself frankly with his heart wide open
through his music and incredible voice. He died of an “ACCIDENTAL”
heroin overdose after being obligated to live like a hermit for six
years. Stop being the Zombie they want you to be. Open your eyes and
see where the real message is.
Actor to play Layne Staley: "Lathan McKay"
Actress to play "Ghost" Demri: "Cara Mastrey"
February 13, 2009
...another studio updates...
Week 11 update has already been released...
December 5, 2008
...Guys and their first studio update...
December 2, 2008
November 17, 2008
GET BORN AGAIN – THE MOVIE-
"This is a brief note to let you know that due to the global financial situation, the making of the film "Get Born Again" is taking a break until March of 2009. The US Company that was interested in Layne Staley's story said the following:
"There have been some changes at the company and we are shying away from getting involved early on projects. We still think it is a great story and could be a great film, but unfortunately there is not much we can do at this time. We wish you the best of luck with the film and wouldn't mind if you gave me updates on the progress".
The entire movie project is now in the hands of an Argentine Film Production Company. It will take some time until they can complete all necessary steps to get the project sold to an American Film Company. Journalist/Author Adriana Rubio is no longer involved with the film. Actor Lathan McKay is still attached to the project."
October 26, 2008
Soundwave Festival 2009
Alice in Chains returns to Australia for the first time in over a decade when they will join Nine Inch Nails, Alkaline Trio, and Lamb of God on 2009’s Soundwave Festival. The festival, now in it’s third year, will once again travel to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide. This also marks Alice’s first set of shows since heading into the studio to record their new album.
The producer of the album is Nick Raskulinecz. Nick has produced the Foo Fighters, Trivium, & Rush just to name a few.
In the control room of the studio there's a giant poster with a list of song titles with boxes next to them that get marked off as the work gets done. There are boxes for drums, bass, guitars, vocals, guitar solos, etc. This poster has 20 songs on it, and at this point we're about 2/3rds of the way done with drum tracking. Obviously not all 20 songs are going to be on the album, but they'll tackle that issue down the line.
October 11, 2008
...I have been creating a "Jerry Cantrell section" and for the Czech visitors - you can already find here some articles in Czech ;-) , the image gallery has been changed as well...
September 24, 2008
...Better late than never...I have found some information about "Get Born Again" movie...and I have to say that I haven't read the book by A. Rubio so I am not sure if there is a need to have a film about Layne...yes he shouldn't be forgotten but is the acter able to manage this character? I think that Layne was too unrivalled...
September 21, 2008
...Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) and his opinions of new Alice in Chains and their new CD...
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|By||Little Country girl|
I just love that you posted a beautiful drawing of our fallen hero. I myself am an artist but not quite as talented. However, I am a poet and did a wonderful poem about Layne just this year. My experience with AIC was rather late in the coming, but my heart was in the right place. I was wondering if you would post it? I need to get the copywright info first. If you can ill send it to you.
Please let me know. I would like his other fans and friends to see what Layne meant to me.
|By||Little Country Girl|
|Subject||Re: Re: Layne-Book|
Wow, I am really glad to get an answer so quickly. I pretty excited about that. Could ask you a really offbeat question, if I wanted to write a book about AIC (sort of my personal history with Music, grief of loss for Layne, as well as a bio) is there any way I could get some feedback from Jerry Cantrell's publicist? I know that sounds really crazy but I have started to write this book because I felt it neccesssary. The three books written about this band, 2 for Layne Staley (angry Chair, Get Born Again)and the other about their work in the studio were not well received. I have put my heart into this book and still feel rather small considering their following, but as a fan it is what I wanted that couldn't find. Alice in Chains deserves that respect and I am trying to do them justice. I am not a music critic but I have defined my favorites from a "heart perspective." This book is deeply personal to me. I have never written a book before and I am really really scared.
Anyway, I hope you can help me with some resources. I have pulled their articles from circus, kherrang, guitar world from the internet to make sure a have enough research. I even told my literature teacher about this project ( she made me promise to finish it). At present, I am 40 type written pages and counting (think it will be 300 pages when done). It contains poems, section for layne, jerry, mike, and sean, live performances, albums, and brotherhood and the best pics I can find. The source notes will be a pain lol.
I really hope you will support my project and talk to the people you know. Anything advise or resources you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I didn't know any other avenue to go but to reach out to you since I can't get a message to AIC.
Honestly,I am terrified to write this book but it is my passion and I hope the fans will love it. I really would like to let the guys know what I am doing, I need their support. This is a labor of love for me and I want to put it out there and I am hoping it will inspire others to do the same. I really want to reach their fans on a very personal level. Jerry, Layne, Mike, and Sean were very honest with us through their music, I need to be just as open with this book which contains a lot of me, and that scarey as hell.
Please let me know if you can help me. When this book is complete I want to know where I can send it to Jerry.
Thank you for the consideration.
Have a great day Peggy.
|Subject||Re: Layne-Book Update|
Hopefully, some die hard Alice fans will come in here. I am writing a book - so far 22,000 words have been expelled from my head. Not enough- ball parking about 300 pages so these guys have real coverage. It is an honest book from a simple fan- my first one. Please write to me at 4Alice4ever@gmail.com with any suggestions or comments, resources. I need this to happen, for the many fans, for the guys, and of course ME.
Hi Alice fans,
Well, I said I would do it and I am doing just that- 28,000 words and climbing.
Hope to have it done by Layne's Anniversary Date (April 5, 2014). It will have to be edited in about 6 months- Not looking forward to that. Source notes will be a pain- having some good encourement from youtube AIC fans- got about 5 right now who really want me to flow my heart and get the book done.
Please feel me to e-mail me at 4Alice4ever@gmail with comments and suggestions.
Wish me luck and help me make it happen.
|Subject||Re: Re: Layne-Book-Update|
Ok Guys and Gals, I am up to 34,000 words for layne and the Chains- This book is amazing and thank you for your help and you guys know who you are. I am dedicating this book to US- the fans because we keep Alice safe and alive through anything. Please keep it coming- this band deserves honor and respect, enough is enough let us get justice for Layne, Mike, Jerry and Sean-
Please keep giving me suggestions- I really approciate it- it is not easy to tackle this but I will not rest until it is in print-
Rock on Alice fans!
|Subject||Re: Re: Layne's Poem|
As soon as I get it copywrighted I will send it I promise.
Still working on my book for Alice in Chains and Layne, which will also have several poems for Layne and Jerry too.
Have a great day.