1. Mad Season Reunion: Chris Cornell Joining Grunge Supergroup

    December 15, 2014 9:17 PM EST Before disbanding in 1999, the grunge supergroup Mad Season included members of Alice in Chains , Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees -- and now they'll get some help from Soundgarden and Guns N' Roses alumni. During a performance next month with the Seattle Symphony, Chris Cornell will…

  2. Alice in Chains Guitarist Jerry Cantrell Remembers 'Dimebag' Darrell: 'He Was an Amazing Guitarist -- and an Even Better Person'

    December 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Ten years after the onstage shooting of Pantera legend "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott , Billboard spoke with the guitar god's friends, family, and fellow rock icons about the hole the 38-year-old shredder’s death left in metal and in their lives. Here, Alice in Chains guitarist…

  3. Jane's Addiction & Devo to Headline CBGB Festival

    September 04, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Jane's Addiction will perform their 1988 album Nothing's Shocking in its entirety during the third annual CBGB Music & Film Festival , taking place Oct. 8-12 in venues throughout New York City. Devo are going for a bit of double-duty: The band will perform and the film Hardcore…

  4. Dailey & Vincent Taping First Live Album at George Mason University

    June 03, 2014 9:43 AM EDT Bluegrass superduo Dailey & Vincent are working at a feverish pace these days. This past weekend saw them in Washington D.C. performing at the Library of Congress, and also making another stop in the area to set up their next project. "We are looking at doing the first ever Dailey …

  5. Alice in Chains, Little Mix & John Fogerty Bound For Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 01, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Rock band Alice in Chains are set for their highest charting album since 1995, as "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" might start in the No. 2 slot on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast the album might sell around 60,000 copies by the end of the tracking…

  6. Alice in Chains Started From Scratch on 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here'

    May 30, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The members of Alice in Chains are anxious for fans to know that their brand-new album, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," is, in fact, completely brand new. Though the quartet talked about unused songs for 2009's "Black Gives Way To Blue" -- AiC's first new…

  7. Alice in Chains Deny They'll Be Extinct After 'Dinosaurs'

    April 24, 2013 9:35 AM EDT Alice In Chains will not be going the way of the dinosaur following the release of their upcoming album, so says band leader Jerry Cantrell, responding to a smattering of headlines of late. The group's fifth studio album, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," will be released May…

  8. Mad Season Taps Mark Lanegan for 'Above' Reissue, Unreleased Songs

    January 08, 2013 10:12 PM EST Grunge supergroup Mad Season will reissue its lone album with a little help from Mark Lanegan . A three-disc deluxe version of 1995's "Above" will be released April 2 on Legacy Recordings, featuring unfinished material with new vocals and lyrics from the former Screaming Trees…

  9. Hank Williams III a Busy Man After Label 'Killed My Creativity'

    August 25, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Hank Williams III wants "to come out of the gate strong" as he launches his own label, Hank3 Records, after 15 years with Curb. And three albums, all of different genres, certainly qualifies as making a grand statement right off the bat. On Sept. 6, Williams will release a two-disc…

  10. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 4/9/2011

    April 09, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @MelanieFiona : I'm looking for a needle size amount…

  11. Mike Starr Remembered by Alice in Chains Bandmates, Rockers

    March 09, 2011 9:20 AM EST A lice in Chains members Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney have spoken out about their former bandmate and bassist Mike Starr, who was found dead Tuesday (Mar. 8) in a house in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Jerry and Sean are mourning the loss of their friend and ask that the media respect their…

  12. Alice in Chains Ex-Bassist Mike Starr Found Dead

    March 08, 2011 6:59 PM EST Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr - who has publicly struggled with drug addiction and appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" in 2009 - has died. He was 44. "It's a terrible shock and tragedy," his father tells TMZ . Alice in Chains play "Man in the Box…

  13. Alice in Chains, Deftones, Mastdon Team For BlackDiamondSkye Tour

    April 30, 2010 6:11 PM EDT Hard rockers Alice In Chains , deftones and Mastodon are teaming up for BlackDiamondSkye, an arena and amphitheater tour that kicks off Sept. 16 in Chicago. Thursday's formal announcement of the trek -- 13 dates with more expected to be announced soon -- comes after a weeklong online…

  14. Alice In Chains "Black" and "Blue" Video Q&A

    October 21, 2009 1:29 PM EDT "We had our hearts broken by losing Layne and losing ourselves" Alice In Chains ' guitarist Jerry Cantrell says of the band's long road back from the death of singer Layne Staley in 2002. The heartbreak led the band to eventually recruit new singer William DuVall and…

  15. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  16. Barbra Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 07, 2009 10:32 AM EDT While many were focused on a battle between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" for the top slot on the Billboard 200 this week, Barbra Streisand trumps them both. "Love Is the Answer" earns Streisand her ninth…

  17. Alice In Chains, "Black Gives Way to Blue"

    October 06, 2009 1:40 PM EDT Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley is gone but hardly forgotten-at least not as an integral component of the band's murky, melodic brand of hard rock. The quartet returns 14 years after its last new studio album (and seven years after Staley's death), with an 11-track set that…

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra

    October 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT STILL HAVIN' A BALL: Days after the 2009 Major League Baseball season began, the Black Eyed Peas settled into the leadoff spot on the Billboard Hot 100, on the charted dated April 18. This week, as the campaign reaches its 162-game conclusion and October postseason glory beckons, the…

  19. Mariah Carey, Paramore Battling For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 30, 2009 4:29 PM EDT Fasten your seatbelts. Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart is going to be flush with new releases, including a race for No. 1 between Mariah Carey 's new "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" and Paramore 's third album "Brand New Eyes." Based on early…

  20. Alice In Chains Are Back In 'Black'

    September 18, 2009 3:43 PM EDT In the midst of its first reunion tour in the summer of 2006, veteran hard rock act Alice in Chains played to a crowd of 30,000 at Portugal's Super Bock Super Rock festival. As the band performed a set of its classic cuts, a handful of fans unfurled a 25-foot-long sign that read, "…

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