Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment - Alice In Chains, Tabernacle in Atlanta
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10-11-06, 08:05 AM
WOW. Went the show last night and they flat out jammed. It was my first time to catch someone at the Tabernacle and it was a cool place to see a show. For Chains fans, I can tell you that the new lead singer nails most all of the old stuff. They didn't play anything new, but I'm certain they are writing new material and just trying to drum up interest that AIC is back in business. The lead singer naturally has a sound thats not too far removed from Layne Staley's and it doesn't seem like he is trying to sound like Layne, its like his natural sound is just pretty close but not quite as edgy (which I do miss). They played every song that you would want to hear except love hate love
10-17-06, 10:04 AM
Wow. That is..... interesting. Didn't know they were still trying ot keep the band alive. I caught AiC back in 1991 and then when they blew everyone else out of the water at Lollapalooza 1993. They were a VERY powerful live act.
Layne's voice and inner demons, coupled with the music that was much more accomplished than many 'grunge' era bands was what made AiC special. Just thinking someone can channel a tragic figure's pain and anger is hard to imagine.
I'm just skeptical. For every AC/DC that was able to transition from a Bon Scott to a Brian Johnson, how many failed attempts have there been to keep an act viable once the most visible member of the outfit leaves while keeping the name of the band the same? I think AC/DC was just ballsy enough about it all to make it work.
Think along the lines of the guys from Rage Against the Machine becoming Audioslave when Chris Cornell came onboard.
Rock Star: INXS, anyone? The Doors 2000 with the guy from the Cult on lead vocals?
I guess there is always Van Halen's revolving door.
Sorry for my skepticism, but I don't think I could pay to see a band that in some ways is just a tribute band.
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