According to The Bern Report, ALICE IN CHAINS singer William DuVall joined a talented group of musicians at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa Friday night (October 23) at a Bernie Sanders event called "Rockin' The Bern". The free show featured artists and cultural leaders that included legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, singer/songwriters Marshall Crenshaw and Jill Sobule, Iowa's own BROTHER TRUCKER and Matthew Grimm, punk icon Walter Schreifels (QUICKSAND), Lisa Kekaula and Bob Vennum (THE BELLRAYS), Sean Kelly (THE SAMPLES), Ryan Miller (GUSTER), Eric Gardner (STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB) and Brad Jones.
Said DuVall during his performance: "For quite awhile now, I've had to listen to a lot of mean-spirited talk from people who do not agree with us, saying they want their country back. But, of course, by 'back,' they mean 'backwards.' The thing is, I don't wanna go backwards. 'Cause that's one of the reasons why I'm here tonight — 'cause I'm 'feeling the Bern' and I wanna take it forwards."
Check out William DuVall singing Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" and Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA" below. Video is courtesy of Bernie 2016 TV.
ALICE IN CHAINS recently completed a 19-date summer tour that launched on July 17 at the Pala Casino Spa & Resort near San Diego, wrapping up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on August 16.
The band donated two dollars from every pre-sold ticket to a fundraiser in memory of a fan named Stefan Dayne-Ankle, who passed away after a battle with leukemia.
The dates marked the first tour for the band since they hit the road back in 2013 and 2014 in support of their latest album, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here".
"The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here", sold 62,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The disc followed up 2009's "Black Gives Way To Blue", which was the group's first all-new collection of material in 14 years. That CD opened with 126,000 units back in October 2009 to debut at No. 5.
ALICE IN CHAINS was previously in the Top Two with its self-titled 1995 set, which debuted at No. 1 on that year's November 25 chart, according to Billboard.com. It would be their final studio release with singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002.
"The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" was ALICE IN CHAINS' second album with William DuVall on vocals.