ALICE IN CHAINS Procures Means For Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Posted by Rebecca Tremblay


As part of the fifth annual Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League Charity Auction, Alice In Chains has merge with nonprofit organization Music For Relief to auction one-of-a-kind articles and memorabilia to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

The entire total of the auction’s proceeds will go toward helping the survivors and aiding Music For Relief in delivering medicine, emergency medical services, water, sanitation and disease prevention efforts to the 12 million people impacted by the storm.

The 17-day-long auction includes collectible items donated by league participants and friends, including original paintings by Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, a trip for two to New York City to attend the Porsche Design Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show during New York Fashion Week with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, a custom Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, a Fender acoustic guitar and acoustic bass autographed by Alice In Chains’ Mike Inez and much more.

The band’s fifth studio album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”, sold 62,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart. The disc follows up 2009’s “Black Gives Way To Blue”, which was the group’s first all-new collection of material in 14 years. That CD opened with 126,000 units back in October 2009 to debut at No. 5.

Alice In Chains was last in the Top Two with its self-titled 1995 set, which debuted at No. 1 on that year’s November 25 chart, according to It would be their final studio release with singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002.

“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” is the group’s second album with William DuVall on vocals. DuVall began touring with the group in 2006, four years after the death of Layne Staley from a drug overdose.

Alice In Chains began working on the new disc in 2011, but the sessions for the album were delayed when guitarist Jerry Cantrell had to undergo shoulder surgery.