LIVE: Alice in Chains

The rooster crowed when Alice in Chains played Pala Casino on Friday, July 17.

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Alice in Chains broke free at Pala Casino on Friday, July 17.
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Guitarist/songwriter Jerry Cantrell (pictured, left) formed the band in Seattle in 1987.
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Bassist Mike Inez, who's also played with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society, joined the Alice in Chains lineup in 1993.
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Alice in Chains rose to fame in the '90s along with other grunge and metal groups from the area, such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.
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That decade, they sold more than 20 million records worldwide.
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They've also enjoyed a total of nine Grammy nominations.
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Cantrell formed the band with original lead vocalist Layne Staley, whose substance abuse became an issue for the band before it led to his death in 2002.
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Staley's death caused the group to take a hiatus. When they reunited for shows in 2005, William DuVall (pictured) filled in as lead vocalist. He continues to play with the band today.
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Before they became well known, Alice in Chains opened for such groups as Iggy Pop, Van Halen and Poison.
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Alice in Chains was nominated for a Grammy in 1992 for Best Hard Rock Performance for "Man in the Box" -- but lost to Van Halen.
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"Jar of Flies" was the band's first record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- and the first ever EP to top the charts.
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