Hey, there’s a new album from Alice In Chains on the way; the band is going to enter the studio next month, after “polishing and spit-shining” some new material in August. Of course, the lead singer role will be played by a different person, what with original frontman Layne Staley dying in 2002; that man is Atlanta punk lifer William DuVall, who’s been fronting the band since 2006. How does DuVall hold up? Compare his take on the Alice In Chains classic “Man In The Box,” which I’ve placed after the jump, with the original version above.
The YouTube commentariat is, somewhat predictably, divided on the relative merits. But I think DuVall acquits himself fairly decently.
ALICE IN CHAINS To Enter Studio In October [Blabbermouth]