Alice In Chains Announce First 2016 Show, Soundgarden Members Attend Black Sabbath Concert

Alice In Chains, Slipknot, Hollywood Vampires, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against Bullet For My Valentine, Skillet, Queensryche, All That Remains, Scott Stapp, and others will perform at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin on July 14-16, 2016. This is Alice In Chains’ first announced concert of 2016.


Soundgarden members Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron attended Black Sabbath’s show in Tacoma over the weekend.  Check out a photo of Kim and Matt backstage with Tony Iommi below!


Alice In Chains’ publicist informed Alternative Nation a couple of weeks ago that Jerry Cantrell was ‘totally fine’ after an emergency room visit last night. Cantrell underwent a ‘minor outpatient procedure.’

Cantrell was set to perform at ‘Dimebash’, a tribute to Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, but canceled last minute due to an emergency room visit, with Dave Grohl replacing him. Proceeds from the event were slated to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.

Robb Flynn of Machine Head told the Lucky Strike Live Crowd the following, according to Blabbermouth: “Jerry Cantrell and I have been rehearsing this song all week. Jerry Cantrell was supposed to be with us. He went to the emergency room, unfortunately, tonight, couldn’t be here. This song’s gonna go out to him. Dave Grohl was nice enough to fill in for him.”

  • Raj

    Go to see Jerry back at it with Alice in Chains, it will be interesting to see which direction the Chains go on their 3rd post-Layne album. There’s a lot of dual harmonization but Jerry hasn’t taken off the reigns, he sings most of the new Alice in Chains material and Duvall does the backing vocals on most and lead on just a few.

    • Reason_Prevails

      If it’s anything like the quality of the last two, I don’t much care.

      At this point, I’ll love (and buy) anything they put out.

    • — J —

      I think that was the right way to go. You don’t just want the new guy to come in and have to take Layne’s place. On Black Gives Way To Blue, it was all harmonizing, with Jerry higher in the mix. On TDPDH, William had songs where his own vocals were higher. And I think going forward you’ll see an even split. They gave people time to get used to the new guy, and I think it was the right move.

      • Will

        My wife and I went to see them in August of 2015 and Duvall sang all of Laynes previous works. He sounds just fine. Not nearly like Layne but he does an excellent job…..

        • Ishmael

          Yeah, Layne is irreplaceable anyway as everyone knows. But William does a good job and i’m glad to see AIC returned. Their music doesn’t take my that way it did earlier, but still they have some fine tunes.

  • dakotablue

    But no announcement of a date for the next Chains album?

  • Nikdik

    I got to see Black Sabbath on Monday and they were awesome. Ozzy sounded great.