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Paul Rachman, the director of Alice in Chains‘ breakout “Man in the Box” video, has posted this photo on Twitter of him with the titular character from the video.  According to another tweet by Rachman, the character was played by a friend named Rezin.

You can view Rezin in all his creepy glory at the end of the video:

 

Watch this video of teenagers reacting to Nirvana…  One thing worth pointing out is the fact that even though they were all born after Cobain’s death, the reactions to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” were pretty similar to when my friends and I were that age when the song came out in 1991.

h/t Mark Yarm

Ever wondered what your favorite bands might look like as Legos? Now’s your chance.

In terms of the look/accuracy of the figures, my personal favorites are Daft Punk, Tupac, Joy Division, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin.

Live Performance

Posted: July 27, 2013 in Music
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Nine Inch Nails – “Copy of A” / “Sanctified”

Live Performance

Posted: July 12, 2013 in Music
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Crowd waiting for start of Green Day show at Emirates Stadium back in June decides to sing along to “Bohemian Rhapsody” before the band takes the stage:

As one of the comments to the YouTube clip noted: “22 years after his death he still makes entire stadiums go wild…”

Update: Here’s a different clip from the same show:

There have been some developments regarding the Alice in Chains project I’ve been working on for nearly two years. I recently signed a deal with a publisher. Here’s the official announcement, it ran in Publisher’s Marketplace yesterday (it’s behind a paywall, text is pasted below):

July 9, 2013

Non-fiction:
Pop Culture
Journalist David de Sola’s TOUCH ON THE DARK, the first and only biography on the band Alice In Chains, promising countless never-before reported stories on the band with exclusive access to producers, journalists, musicians, and many others who have never gone on the record about their time working with the band, to Rob Kirkpatrick at Thomas Dunne Books, by Anthony Mattero at Foundry Literary + Media (NA).

In the meantime, work on the project continues. We are hoping for a late 2014/early 2015 release.

You can read some of my previous reporting on Alice in Chains here, here and here. All of this will be covered in greater depth in the book.

Update: For visitors who have questions about me, I would recommend they read about my background and look at some of my previous work from over the years.
Even though it’s completely unrelated to Alice in Chains, if you want a general idea of how I’m writing the book, I would recommend reading The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz.

Before They Were Famous

Posted: June 24, 2013 in Music
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Spotted – a much younger Mike McCready with his then-band Shadow in an ad in February 1986 edition of The Rocket

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