Fan-filmed video footage of ALICE IN CHAINS performing the new song "A Looking In View" live on July 18, 2009 at Comerica Park in Detroit as special guests of KID ROCK can be viewed below. (Note: camera work is a little shaky at the beginning of the clip.) Also available is an excerpt from an interview AIC guitarist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney gave to comedian Jim Breuer of Raw Dog, an uncensored comedy station on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Although it's been posted online and is not an official single, "A Looking In View" has already begun climbing the rock radio charts as the first new music released by the group in 14 years. Cantrell told The Pulse of Radio what the song was about. "The song is kind of generally about how easy it is to remain in a bad groove (laughs), you know, remain in a bad rut," he said. "The most difficult and at the same time easy thing is just to step out of it, you know what I mean? It's like being in a cell that you're locked in, with a door that's not locked. That could be anything, you know. It could be any sort of behavioral or thought process that keeps you there and basically keeps you from growing."
"A Looking In View" is taken from the new ALICE IN CHAINS album, "Black Gives Way To Blue", which arrives on September 29.
The group's setlist for the Detroit concert was as folows:
01. Angry Chair
02. Man In The Box
03. Them Bones
04. A Looking In View
05. Down In A Hole
06. No Excuses
Check out photos and the band's official recap of the concert at AliceInChains.com.
ALICE IN CHAINS has tapped U2 and WHITE STRIPES video director Alex Courtes to shoot a clip for the first single from the record, "Check My Brain".
Fans and members of the press heard "Black Gives Way To Blue" in its entirety at a private listening party in Los Angeles on July 14, followed by a three-song acoustic set by the band in which it debuted two songs from the album live — the title track and "Your Decision".
The group's tour starts on September 4 in Washington D.C.
"A Looking In View" live in Detroit:
Interview by Jim Breuer: