ALICE IN CHAINS recorded its acoustic performance Friday night (August 31) at The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for an upcoming live album. It is likely — although not officially confirmed — that the remaining three AIC acoustic shows while on the road with VELVET REVOLVER this summer and fall will also be recorded for the live CD, which is tentatively due in early 2008.
ALICE IN CHAINS's setlist for last night's concert was as follows:
01. Don't Follow
02. Heaven Beside You
04. I Can't Remember
06. Killer is Me
07. Love Hate Love
08. Sludge Factory
09. Angry Chair
10. No Excuses
11. Down in a Hole
12. Got Me Wrong
13. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (ELTON JOHN cover)
14. Squeeze Box (THE WHO cover)
Remaining ALICE IN CHAINS "Acoustic Hour" shows (in between regular dates with VELVET REVOLVER):
Sep. 01 - Pageant - St. Louis, MO
Sep. 29 - Antone's - Austin, TX
Oct. 01 - House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall recently posted a message online about the new music that the band has been writing recently. DuVall wrote, "As it says on the ALICE IN CHAINS website, we've been working on new material. The first in over 10 years. It's been deeply rewarding and the stuff is insane." DuVall also mentioned the band's just-started tour with VELVET REVOLVER, adding, "What you may not know is how f***ing ravenous we are to get out there and rock your faces again. We are coming (like a pack of wild dogs) to an amphitheater/arena near you. There will be no quarter asked. And none given. You've been duly warned."
DuVall's comments were the first made publicly by a member of ALICE IN CHAINS regarding new music from the band, although reports surfaced earlier this summer that the band was writing new songs.
ALICE IN CHAINS reunited last year, with DuVall on vocals, for its first live dates since 1996. Original singer Layne Staley died in 2002.
Guitarist Jerry Cantrell told The Pulse of Radio last year that the band hadn't given much thought yet to writing new music. "Well, you know, it's been all we can handle just to get this thing going, you know," he said. "It's quite an undertaking on a lot of different levels — professionally, musically, between us as friends and working through the loss of Layne, you know, so there's so many levels of things that we've dealt with. We intended to do exactly what we're doing right now and that pretty much takes up most of our attention, I guess."
ALICE IN CHAINS' 1996 "MTV Unplugged" album will be reissued on September 18 with a bonus DVD featuring additional songs left off the original version. The tracks are "Frogs", "Angry Chair" and "The Killer Is Me".
Watch ALICE IN CHAINS performing an acoustic version of the song "Would?" from "MTV Unplugged"
(Thanks: Jason Crooks)