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Alice in Chains

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Guitarist Jerry Cantrell (from the linear notes of the Music Bank box set: "Ours was a divorced family, I was the older brother and we had a sister Cheri in the middle. As you know, when you're a kid there's no way you wanna hang out with your four-year-younger brother. You'll take care of the guy if someone's trying to kick his ass, but other than that you don't wanna know. I think I was really hard on him, especially without my father around. David had nobody, he split to live with my Dad and we didn't see much of each other for a good 6 or 7 years. That song was about the time we were apart, and like 'Rooster' was my dad, it was a way of trying to build a bridge." (thanks, Sean - Pittsburgh, PA)
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Comments (11):

Layne's missing teeth really ruined his voice on the Unplugged show...really tought to pronounce your words without your front teeth
- Paul, Methuen, MA
RIP Layne......U R Missed...AIC 4Ever.....
- fred, los angeles, CA
Maybe they should have changed their name, but they're still awesome, and Mr Duvall is a wonderful addition to the band. Layne can't be replaced but no need to cry over him. He dug his own grave.
- Andrew, Flint, MI
Ann Wilson of Heart provided the harmony
- Grant, Olympia, WA
I don't know how anyone can say that alice in chains is good without layne staley! That is just ignorant and makes me seethe with anger. Him, paired with jerry were (!!!) alice in chains!!! If a band's lead singer dies or gets replaced i feel they should have to change their names! It's really nothing against anyone, just my personal opinion. I just don't see how anyone can have any respect for Layne when stating they are good without him. He was truly an inspiritor. He gave me tons and tons of strength when I was weak or mentally wounded. He was a leader lyrically. (obviously i'm not meaning in life in general for i wish overdose on NO ONE) Every time he comes to mind, I get a lump in my throat and feel like I'm gonna cry. He was beautiful and mysterious inside and out and people should never underestimate the power of words paired with music. Like Aaron Lewis from staind once quoted... without music it's only words... words fade... music lasts forever.
- Alexandra, Dillon, MT
this song is truely amazing, when isaw alice in 2006, they played three sets, the secondf set was acoustic, it was amazing when they played this a dont follow.
- zak, syracuse, NY
This song is amazing. My band covered it and it is really fun to sing to and cover. You should really listen to the unplugged version. I think it is more powerful.
- Tyler, Pittsboro, NC
Unplugged was pretty slammin indeed. I think the song is really great, and their vocals are an interesting mixture of a raspy awesome and an angelic echo.
- Dortez, Mesa, AZ
Absolutely, they sound great unplugged, one of the few "rock" bands that may sound better unplugged. Even if Layne S. was in his decline.
- Ryan, Las Vegas, NV
i hear you. their unplugged stuff was much more of an expierence when i listened to it.
- Trevor, Omaha, NE
This is a good song and it sounded great in the MTV Unplugged version. They sound like a comlpletely different band on that album.
- Elliot, St. Louis, MO
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