ALICE CHAINS' October 8 concert at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington as part of the BlackDiamondSkye tour will be filmed in 3D.HDlogix, a media and entertainment company specializing in 3D, has been chosen to film the event. "Having worked with ALICE IN CHAINS earlier this year, we are excited to join them in Seattle to produce a very special 3D concert," stated Jim Spinella, CEO of HDlogix. Helming the show will be director Tim Cronenweth and director of photography Jeff Cronenweth. The BlackDiamondSkye tour also features DEFTONES and MASTODON. The trek is named after each of the three bands' latest albums — ALICE IN CHAINS' "Black Gives Way To Blue", DEFTONES' "Diamond Eyes" and MASTODON's "Crack The Skye". The tour hit New York City's Madison Square Garden on September 24. Fan-filmed video footage from that show can be viewed below. ALICE IN CHAINS debuted the music video for the band's new single, "Lesson Learned", at Yahoo! Music on September 22. The clip was directed by Paul Matthaeus, who created the provocative and groundbreaking main titles for the hit HBO vampire series "True Blood", as well as previous HBO hit "Six Feet Under". The video is comprised of more than 6,000 still pictures stitched together to create a stop-frame animated clip in which a young man and woman slowly reveal their physical and emotional scars.
ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall, who replaced late frontman Layne Staley in 2006, told The Pulse of Radio that "Lesson Learned" is especially meaningful to the band. "You know, it obviously has a lot of resonance for the people in this band and hopefully for a lot of others," he said. "It's just this idea that life gives you scars, and it's a matter of how you bear those scars and, you know, what you do with your future, having been wounded. It's just a theme that kind of runs through the entire album."
Staley died in April 2002 of a drug overdose, while ALICE IN CHAINS remained inactive from 1996 to 2006.
"Lesson Learned" is taken from ALICE IN CHAINS' 2009 album, "Black Gives Way To Blue". It's the third Top 5 single from the album and the 13th Top 10 hit of the band's career.