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Alice In Chains

In 2009, legendary rock band Alice In Chains released their first album after a 14 year release hiatus and the death of their lead vocalist. “Black Gives Way To Blue” was leaked a full two weeks prior to it’s official release date. In a video interview, drummer Sean Kinney half-jokingly compares the leak to prison rape.

You know it’s gonna happen ’cause it’s part of [how the industry works nowadays], but you just hope it doesn’t happen too far in advance. It’s nothing unique, but we hadn’t been through it, ’cause we hadn’t made a record in 14 years, so I think that’s the initial shock… We were talking about it earlier- It’s like going to prison: You know you’re gonna get raped, but you’re not ready for it. You think you’re all prepared for it, but you’re not really prepared for how violent that rape is…

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AIC has released 4 studio albums since 1987; the first 3 on Columbia, the latest on Virgin/EMI. (42, 6, 1, 5 on the Billboard 200 respectively; the 2nd their highest selling- certified 4x platinum). They’ve received 8 Grammy nominations and 3 MTV Music Video Award nominations (winning 1).