A few months ago, Voice Of America
's Larry London
conducted an interview with Sean Kinney
and Jerry Cantrell
of ALICE IN CHAINS
. You can now watch the chat in two parts below."Black Gives Way To Blue"
), the new album from ALICE IN CHAINS
, has just been certified gold by the RIAA
(Recording Industry Association of America
) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. The CD has shifted 434,000 units in the United States since its September 2009 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan
The gold certification is the latest in a long line of success stories surrounding the band and "Black Gives Way To Blue"
dating back to last October, when the record entered The Billboard 200 at No. 5 with first-week sales exceeding 125,000 copies.
In addition to national television performances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
and "The Tonight Show"
, the quartet (guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell
, guitarist/vocalist William DuVall
, drummer Sean Kinney
and bassist Mike Inez
) has supported the record with a string of sold-out international tours and recently announced that they'll be headlining BlackDiamondSkye
, a monolithic triple bill featuring guest stars DEFTONES
. The tour, produced by Live Nation
, launches September 16 at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.
Over the course of its remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS
has garnered multiple Grammy
nominations, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, wrote and recorded 12 top 10 hit singles and had two No. 1 records on The Billboard 200 chart.