Tag Archives: Alice In Chains

Sound and Vision: A Collection of David Bowie Covers

It goes without saying that David Bowie was an inspiration to generations: his influence can be heard in every genre from grunge to new wave to classical. Bowie transcended every style over the past 50 years, and there will truly be no one else like him in music history. As KEXP pays tribute to DavidRead more…

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Video Roundup: KEXP’s 13 Creepiest Clips for Halloween

How to make an already-eerie song even creepier? Try one of these 13 spooktacular clips, chosen for you by KEXP for Halloween! Proceed with caution though: some of these music videos are pretty disturbing, and not even those fun-size candies will comfort you!

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Friday On My Mind: Go Hawks!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. As 99% of Seattle knows, whether they like it or not, the Seattle Seahawks are defending Super Bowl Champs and 2015 NFCRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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Friday on My Mind: Veterans Day 2014

#88305893 / gettyimages.com It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. A reminder that next Tuesday is when Veterans Day falls this year. Whether you’re pro-military or not, take aRead more…

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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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