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Ongoing History Daily: Some things you might not know about Alice in Chains

Some facts about Alice in Chains

  1. When he got his first credit card, singer Layne Staley maxed it during three months of shopping sprees at Toys R Us. He bought a lot of video games and Batman dolls. 
  2. Between the summer of 1994 and January of 1995, Alice in Chains had actually broken up. The band just couldn’t deal with Layne’s drug problems anymore.  Any Alice in Chains material that eventually emerged started out as a solo album for guitarist Jerry Cantrell. 
  3. Jerry’s great-grandfather used to make his living robbing trains in the Wild West about a hundred years ago. 
  4. Jerry’s grandmother used to have a police scanner—and she’d tell Jerry when his friends got busted.   

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