Alternative rockers Alice In Chains posing for the camera in 1990.
Alice in Chains stepped out into the rock scene in Seattle, Washington, back in 1987. The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who brought in bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley. Then in 1993, Starr was by Mike Inez. Alice in Chains rose to international fame during the grunge movement in the 1990s and is considered one of the most successful bands of the era, right alongside bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Nirvana. While widely associated with grunge music, the band incorporates heavy metal elements and is known for its distinctive vocal style.