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Back with ‘Black’

On Sept. 29, Alice in Chains is set to release “Black Gives Way to Blue,’’ the quartet’s first album in 14 years. The title track is a tribute to lead singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002. On Sept. 29, Alice in Chains is set to release “Black Gives Way to Blue,’’ the quartet’s first album in 14 years. The title track is a tribute to lead singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002. (James Minchin)
By Sarah Rodman
Globe Staff / September 1, 2009

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When Layne Staley, lead singer of the acclaimed Seattle rock band Alice in Chains, passed away in 2002, his singing and songwriting partner, guitarist, and friend Jerry Cantrell wasn’t sure the band would continue. In 2005, Cantrell, bassist Mike Inez, and drummer Sean Kinney regrouped for a benefit concert. A brief tour with singer William DuVall, who had worked with ... (Full article: 450 words)

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