David "Gus" Griesinger of BackstageAxxess.com conducted an interview with ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Inez at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the chat below.ALICE IN CHAINS will embark on a new North American tour in early February. This round of dates is the group's latest in support of its first studio album in 14 years, "Black Gives Way To Blue", which arrived in September and features the recording debut with the band of singer and guitarist William DuVall. The band recently released a new single called "Your Decision" for rock radio, with a video available via iTunes. The slower, acoustic-based number is reminiscent of earlier ALICE material in the same vein, but DuVall told The Pulse of Radio that he thinks the album "moves the ball forward" musically for the band. "It absolutely moves the ball forward, absolutely, and we wouldn't have done it otherwise, if we didn't think that we had a shot at moving the ball forward," he said. "I mean, that's totally been the goal from day one and I think it's achieved, you know. I think it adds to, it builds upon what's there." Part 1:
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to block users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.