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Former ALICE IN CHAINS, QUEENSRŸCHE, NIRVANA Members To Perform At Tsunami Relief Concert - Jan. 31, 2005
Source: Blabbermouth

Former ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Sean Kinney (drums) and Mike Inez (bass), ex-QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic and HEART singer Ann Wilson are among the artists scheduled to perform at the 96.5 K-Rock Tsunami Continued Care Relief Concert on Friday, Febriuary 18 at the Premier Club in Seattle.

Tickets, $40 each ($50 at the door), go on sale Thursday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. at www.965krock.com. Ticketbuyers will be limited to six tickets per person. All proceeds will go to international humanitarian organization CARE and its ongoing campaign to aid victims of the tsunami in South Asia. For more information about CARE, go to www.careusa.org.
 

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DAMAGEPLAN Singer To Perform With ALICE IN CHAINS At Tsunami Relief Concert - Feb. 3, 2005
Source: Blabbermouth

antiMUSIC is reporting that former ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney and Mike Inez will be joined on stage by DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman during their appearance at a tsunami benefit concert next month.

Lachman is said to be "100 percent confirmed" for the show, which may feature guest appearances by a host of other singers.

Lachman previously performed with Cantrell and Inez at the funeral of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was killed by a deranged fan in early December.

The K-Rock Tsunami Continued Care Relief Concert will take place on Friday, February 18 at the Premiere Club in Seattle. Aside from ALICE IN CHAINS, Ann Wilson of HEART, Sir Mix A Lot, Chris DeGarmo of QUEENSRŸCHE and Krist Novoselic of NIRVANA are also scheduled to appear.

Seattle radio station KRQI-96.5 K-Rock is sponsoring the event, which reportedly sold out in less than twenty minutes, according to the station.
 

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Alice in Chains Link Up
Surviving members look cautiously to the future
Source: Rollingstone



It took a tragedy and two phone calls to reunite the surviving members of Alice in Chains. Days after the Southeast Asia tsunami, drummer Sean Kinney contacted guitarist Jerry Cantrell and bassist Mike Inez and proposed a benefit to aid the victims of the disaster. They agreed without hesitation.
Along with Damageplan singer Pat Lachman, they will take the stage of Seattle's Premier club on February 18th. The relief concert will also feature fellow Seattleites Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Ann Wilson of Heart, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Christ DeGarmo of Queensryche and members of world music group Children of the Revolution.

"When something like this happens, you want to help," Kinney says. "I called people up here in the Northwest to see who was available, and Jerry and Mike were the first guys I called."

The show will be Kinney, Cantrell and Inez's first together in nine years - as well as their first without lead singer Layne Stanley, who died from a drug overdose in 2002. "Obviously we all needed to take some time and all deal with the situation of the band and Layne's death," says Cantrell.

The three thought Lachman, who lost a bandmate himself in December when guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott was fatally shot in an Ohio nightclub, was a natural choice to join them. "I've known Pat through the Pantera and Damageplan guys for years," Cantrell explains. "We were all down in Dallas to support the family, and we actually played a couple of Alice songs at Dime's memorial, so it made sense."

For the benefit, the reunited group will perform material from the Alice in Chains catalog, and recording new music remains a possibility. "We're just starting with the gig, and we'll see what happens," Cantrell says. "But we can't wait to get into the room together. I've done plenty of [projects] without Sean and Mike, and, as far as having that silent chemistry, nobody really compares.

"If the last couple of months have shown me anything," he continues, "it's that it's still a really dangerous world we live in. You have to put one foot in front of the other . . . and if you look too far down the trail, you'll fall on your face."

Proceeds from the sold-out concert will benefit the global humanitarian organization CARE. Those interested in making donations can do so at care.org.
 

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Man, I really hope these guys get together and do something.
 

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Concert Review: TOOL's KEENAN Is 'Near-Perfect' Singer For ALICE IN CHAINS - Feb. 19, 2005
Source: Blabbermouth

Travis Hay of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has issued the following report:

Who would've thought Maynard James Keenan, the spooky singer for TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE, would have made a near-perfect singer for ALICE IN CHAINS? That was one of the many surprises Friday night when some of Seattle's brightest musical stars came out for a cause at Premier nightclub.

The cause was a benefit concert for victims of last year's tsunami and the stars included Ann and Nancy Wilson of HEART, NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, SUPERSUCKERS, SIR MIX-A-LOT, THE CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION and others. But the brightest stars were the remaining members of ALICE IN CHAINS — drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez and guitarist Jerry Cantrell — who performed together for the first time in six years.

Novoselic acted as emcee for the show, which was put on by radio station K-Rock (KRQI-FM/96.5) and raised more than $100,000 for relief efforts.

The reformed ALICE IN CHAINS featured several big names filling the shoes of late vocalist Layne Staley, who died of a drug overdose in 2002. Wes Scantlin from PUDDLE OF MUDD, Pat Lachman from metal band DAMAGEPLAN, Ann Wilson and Keenan all shared microphone duties throughout the evening.

While none of the vocalists were dead ringers for Staley, each turned in remarkable performances that paid justice to the fallen singer. The band performed two sets, one acoustic the other plugged-in, with Lachman taking the lion's share of the vocal duties.

But the evening wasn't just about ALICE IN CHAINS. The Wilson sisters performed a three LED ZEPPELIN covers along with "Barracuda" and "Crazy On You", SIR MIX-A-LOT offered up rap-metal versions of "Baby Got Back" and "My Posse's On Broadway", and SUPERSUCKERS played a blazing set.

But still, ALICE IN CHAINS owned the evening. The band's acoustic set started off with "The Killer Is Me", which was followed by "No Excuses". Lachman fared surprisingly well while Cantrell sang backup. Later in the set, which closed with "Down In A Hole", Ann Wilson brought a soulful edge to "Brother".

For its second set of the night ALICE IN CHAINS opened with "It Ain't Like That" from "Facelift". After the song Cantrell introduced Scantlin, a surprise guest, who sang "Again" with Lachman and then took over vocal duties for "Would" and "Angry Chair". Between the two, with Lachman's pointy goatee and Scantlin's Staley-esque stage movements, they could've passed for a Layne doppelganger.

But it was Keenan, another surprise performer, who proved the most natural fit at replacing Staley. His twisted and braided hair flew as he prowled the stage while singing. He impressively nailed "Man in the Box" and "Them Bones".

For the last song of the night, Wilson, Keenan, Lachman and Scantlin took turns trading verses and lines during "Rooster". The "We Are The World"-style rendition of the song was the perfect ending for a magical night filled with surprises.

ALICE IN CHAINS set lists:

Acoustic w/ Pat Lachman of DAMAGEPLAN:

01. The Killer Is Me
02. No Excuses
03. Heaven Beside You
04. Brother (w/ Ann Wilson of HEART)
05. Got Me Wrong
06. Down In A Hole

Electric:

01. It Ain't Like That (w/ Lachman)
02. Again (w/ Lachman and Wes Scantlin from PUDDLE OF MUDD)
03. Would (w/ Scantlin)
04. Angry Chair (w/ Scantlin)
05. Them Bones (w/ Maynard James Keenan from TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE)
06. Man In The Box (w/ Keenan)
07. Rooster (w/ Lachman, Wilson, Keenan and Scantlin)
 

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Man I wish I coulda been there. :doh:
 
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