Alice In Chains have posted a video reacting to the death of Grunge icon Mark Lanegan, as seen below. Lanegan sang with Layne Staley on Mad Season’s ‘Above’ album, with “Long Gone Day” being a legendary duet between the two Seattle singers. The Mark Lanegan last photo has also been revealed.
The Wolfgang Van Halen fronted outfit Mammoth WVH has had a fairly successful year so far with their self-titled debut album dropping last June. Forging down his own musical path since the death of his father – the iconic Eddie Van Halen in 2020, the ex-Van Halen bassist is not only performing all instruments and vocals in Mammoth WVH but he has also written all of the songs on the debut album. The family of this Alice In Chains member recently got this massive paycheck.
Mammoth WVH kicked out their ‘Young Guns’ tour on February 20th in Denver Colorado and recently made their television debut performing such hits as ‘Distance’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live. During a recent concert, fan-filmed footage captured Mammoth WVH performing a cover of one of the grunge era’s Alice In Chains’ ‘Them Bone”. This happened during the group’s Februaryoncert in Salt Lake City, Utah at The Depot.
In other news concerning Alice in Chains, members Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez, and William DuVall have sold their music catalog to Round Hill Music for fifty-million dollars As per Variety.
“If you look at the grunge category, there was Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden,” says Josh Gruss, Round Hill’s founder, and CEO. “There’s such a loyalty with the fan base and such quality to the music. Alice in Chains music still holds up really, really well, and there’s just nothing else like it.”
Alice In Chains was formed in Seattle by Cantrell and Kinney in 1987 and would soon make their debut with Columbia Records in 1990 with “Facelift”. The band has gone on to sell sold over 30 million records worldwide, and over 14 million records in the US alone.
“With such a dedicated following and an enduring catalog, there is tons of upside potential for licensing across film, TV, and videos games,” says Jordan Passman, founder, and CEO of Score a Score, a music production and licensing company.