Alice In Chains drummer Sean Kinney was interviewed last week on WMMS’ The Alan Cox Show, he said the following about Alice In Chains becoming a classic rock band:
“We do what we like, and don’t think about anybody else. At a certain point I think it just kind of takes on a life of its own, that’s out of your hands. The record companies, people, and fads and trends come and go but, if we’re like say at a radio station they play those songs for 20 something years. There’s nobody pushing people to do that, maybe when the record comes out they’re like ‘check out this new band’ but to have it played that long, it takes on a life of its own. That has to do with people I guess, liking those songs and wanting to hear them. You can’t make that happen, that doesn’t get lost on us. We’re like wow that happened- we’re like Kansas man, Dust in the Wind dude. You never really realize that you’re becoming classic rock, we never started out thinking any of those things. We wanted to sell out this one bar in Seattle, Layne wasn’t old enough to get into it and me, Jerry, and Mike had just turned 21. so we wanted to play in this bar you know, because you can play in there and drink on stage it’s a pretty good deal. We kept goals like that, we don’t try to overthink it we just kind of work organically.”
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