Guests Join Alice In Chains At Free Show
A reformed Alice In Chains played a free show in its Seattle hometown yesterday (May 16) with help from such local heroes as former Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Heart principal Ann Wilson.A reformed Alice In Chains played a free show in its Seattle hometown yesterday (May 16) with help from such local heroes as former Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Heart principal Ann Wilson.
The 75-minute performance at the Moore Theater was billed as an "open rehearsal" for a five-city club tour that begins tomorrow at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles. After that, the band heads to Europe for a slate of festival dates that stretches through July.
The tour marks the band's first since it opened four shows for Kiss in June-July 1996. Subbing for vocalist Layne Staley, who died of a drug overdose in April 2002, is William Duvall, an one-time collaborator with Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell.
Other guest performers at the Moore show included Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan and former Queensryche guitarist Chris DeGarmo.
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