David De Sola

Posts Tagged ‘Alice In Chains’

Layne Staley's Orange Shirt

Xana La Fuente – fiancee of the late Andrew Wood – wrote a blog post about how Layne came about the long sleeve orange shirt he wears in the “Would?” video.  It’s an interesting read, further connecting the song, band, and video to the fallen grunge pioneer.

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Demri and Dave

From Dave Navarro’s Twitter account: Yeah we were all super close friends – I miss those two! https://t.co/xpD4p3lZ1n — Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) March 12, 2016  

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What's in a Name?

The surviving members of Stone Temple Pilots recently announced their decision to carry on as STP, as well as announcing open auditions to be their new lead singer. Predictably, there are some who disagree: Responding to a fan who called in and suggested that the band should change its name in the wake of Scott Weiland’s…

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WAMC Roundtable Interview

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed about Alice in Chains: The Untold Story for the WAMC Northeast Public Radio program The Roundtable.  You can listen to the audio here.

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PMRC 30

Rolling Stone published an interview with Tipper Gore on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the infamous PMRC hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on the subject of explicit subject matter in popular music.  I briefly touched on this subject in my book. A few weeks after the hearing, Layne…

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Facelift 25

Facelift was released 25 years ago this week.  There is some discrepancy as to the exact date, though.  Media reports say it was on August 21, but the RIAA database of gold and platinum records has the release date as August 24.  (I ran into this discrepancy while doing research for my book, and ultimately…

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