Alice in Chains came out of the early '90s grunge scene that included Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. Their debut album, Facelift
, was released in 1990 but didn't pick up steam until a year later, thanks to "Man In The Box
." Because there were no grunge arena headliners, they had to open for bands like Van Halen, Anthrax and Poison.