Fact: Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, and Alice In Chains are among the big-name acts signed up for next year's (14) Soundwave Festival in Australia. Other acts on the bill include Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Placebo, and Stone Temple Pilots. The travelling festival takes place across five cities Down Under during February and March (13)
Fact: Rocker Duff Mckagan and Alice In Chains leader Jerry Cantrell were among the "family and friends" spotted checking out Van Halen's pre-tour, invited-guests-only show at the Forum in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (08Feb12).
Fact: Metallica stars James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich have turned reporters for the day to interview Alice In Chains for a special U.S. radio broadcast. The rockers questioned the band for the upcoming Inside Alice In Chains: Black Gives Way to Blue programme, which will air on radio stations across the U.S. on 25 September (09).
Fact: The reunited Alice In Chains, TOOL and Linkin Park have signed up to headline the first Epicenter festival in California in August (09). The three groups will join Wolfmother and Tom Morello’s latest project Street Sweeper Social Club at the one-day event to be held at the Fairplex in Pomona on 22 August (09).