Earlier this month, Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station conducted an interview with ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Inez. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.ALICE IN CHAINS debuted the music video for the band's new single, "Lesson Learned", at Yahoo! Music on Wednesday (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.
ALICE IN CHAINS is currently headlining the BlackDiamondSkye tour, which also features DEFTONES and MASTODON. The tour hit New York City's Madison Square Garden on Friday (September 24). Fan-filmed video footage from that show can be viewed below. Interview: