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So. Many. Gigs.
"I'm still in a band with my fucking friends, and we're still making music. It matters to us like it mattered when we were kids. We're just trying to make the best fucking music that we think is good."
"Found a way to maintain relevance, grace and swagger with each new album they release and remain a benchmark in the world of hard rock."
After 80 minutes they left the sweat-drenched and deafened Enmore audience with Would?, possibly their finest song and the best possible way to round out a diverse and exceptional night of hard-rock music.
Got Me Wrong and the menacing Again keep the crowd thrashing and, as the rumbling bass of Would? heralds the predictable end of the gig, the band say their goodbyes, well primed for their Soundwave show tomorrow.
Three great rock bands on one big show.
"I remember last time we were there I had the massive beard; [Jerry] Cantrell and I both weren’t going to shave our beards until Black Gives Way To Blue was really done and in the can, so we had to go to Australia with the ZZ Top beards."
A lot of tracks on offer are plump for the picking, while others are a bit underripe.
Sludge metal, hard rock – call it what you will; Alice In Chains are still one of the best proponents of heavy guitar music and are showing no reason to court extinction.
Single Stone available now