ALICE IN CHAINS played at halftime during the Seattle Seahawks 33-30 overtime loss last Sunday (September 14) to the San Francisco 49ers at Seattle's Qwest Field. The 12-minute performance in front of 67,000 people featured a cover version of LED ZEPPELIN's "Kashmir" accompanied by the Northwest Symphony Orchestra.
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.
ALICE IN CHAINS will enter the studio in October to begin recording its first all-new studio album since 1995. An online post by "The Baldy", who travels with the band to shoot video and photos for their web site, read, "The guys gathered in a rehearsal studio in North Hollywood for the last few days of July and the first few days of August, and began running through the new material and shaking off the rust. After four days of going through the songs alone, the producer for the upcoming record joined the guys and they spent another three days polishing and spit-shining the songs together. A lot was accomplished in that week, and everyone is eager to move forward."
There's no word yet on who is producing the album, nor is there any information about a possible release date or label.
The new disc will mark the recording debut with ALICE IN CHAINS of frontman William DuVall, who has been singing with the group since they officially reunited in 2006. Original vocalist Layne Staley died in April 2002.
ALICE IN CHAINS has mostly stayed off the road since last year, but will play at a radio station festival in Peoria, Arizona on September 20 before commencing a few more days of pre-production and then recording.