Alice in Chains hasn't started writing or set firm recording plans for a followup to 2009's "Black Gives Way to Blue," the group's first new release in 14 years. But as the group prepares to embark on its fall BlackDiamondSkye tour, singer and guitarist William DuVall tells Billboard.com he can't imagine that there won't be another album.
"It would be fairly safe to say that you don't come this far and do all this work just to stop for another 15 years," says DuVall, who joined the band for its 2006 resurrection. "We are on a path, and just as it was at the beginning, we still don't know where it's going to lead. We're digging what we're doing and we're very happy with the reception we've gotten, and we respect the fact that this was a tall order to write in the first place, and to fill it is an even bigger deal. So I have a hard time imagining we would go through the ride we've been on the last four, five years just to stop.
"We're excited about the future," DuVall adds. "Let's just say that."