Alice In Chains React To Layne Staley Being Called ‘Satanic’

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Alice In Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell discussed he and Layne Staley being called ‘the Satanic Everly brothers’ in a new Vice interview.

“Layne was just an incomparable talent. He was like a fucking myna bird. Any accent or sound or voice, he could just immediately repeat it. He just had a gift. And I’d like to think that I have a bit of a gift myself. One of the funniest descriptions I’ve ever heard, and I don’t know that it’s true, but it just sounds fucking great, was we sound like ‘the satanic Everly Brothers.’ Together we were kind of a two-headed monster. It added a lot of depth to the material the way we worked together; and that would be later continued with the addition of William [DuVall].”

He also discussed how personal of a record that Dirt was.

“There’s a lot of personal stuff in there—not in any sort of celebratory way, but more as a testament, I guess. That record is super powerful.”

He also proudly said, “We were just excited, because we felt we’d grown as a band. We thought the material was stronger. That fucking record is just incredibly dense.”

Alice In Chains will release a new album later this summer.