Tag Archives: Alice In Chains

R.I.P. Rick Parashar

This week, Seattle lost a shining star as legendary producer Rick Parashar passed away on Thursday. With his brother Raj, Rick Parashar founded London Bridge Studios, where many of Seattle’s iconic records were recorded, including Pearl Jam’s Ten, Soundgarden’s Louder Than Love, Alice in Chains’ Dirt, Blind Melon’s self-titled LP, Mother Love Bone’s Shine EP,Read more...

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Video Roundup: Arcade Fire at The Gorge 8/8

It’s hard to fathom, but the award-winning Canadian quirksters Arcade Fire have been pounding the pavement for their album Reflektor since late last year. They finally bring the tour to the area this Friday, August 8th at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, and fans cannot wait to hear what’s in store. During the pastRead more...

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Countdown Predictions: Local Music

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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Video Roundup: Grunge is/not Dead!

Perhaps no other day marks Seattle music history like April 5. Eighteen years ago today, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain took his life. Eight years later, on April 5, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley died from a drug overdose. But also on April 5, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready was born. (AIC’s original bassist Mike Starr wasRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: Grunge” - Alice In Chains

Of all the KEXP Documentaries I’ve made, this one may have been the hardest.  When I heard the tragic story of how lead singer Layne Staley died from heroin addiction it was hard to keep going.  I have an immediate family member who’s a heroin addict.  It’s been almost impossible to watch the progression ofRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

Live recordings of shows performed at Seattle’s landmark venue, The Crocodile, from 2002 to present, are now available at the University of Washington’s library thanks to soundman Jim Anderson. The archives contain hundreds of shows including some from Apples in Stereo, Andrew Bird, Ben Lee, Bishop Allen, Brandi Carlile, Crooked Fingers, Damien Jurado, Death CabRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

The folks behind the popular web-based television and movie site Hulu are currently talking with major record labels about hosting music videos. Now the third largest video site, Hulu’s new initiative would put it in direct competition with Google’s YouTube service. Hip Hollywood record label Dim Mak is doing its best to utilize every inchRead more...

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