* AuthorExistenceFailure: Staley and Starr.
* BreakawayPopHit:
** "What The Hell Have I" from the ''Film/LastActionHero'' soundtrack. While the film [[VindicatedByCable has started to pick up a following]], now no one really remembers the ''song''.
** Arguably, "Your Decision". The song has replaced "No Excuses" as the go-to Alice In Chains acoustic ballad on rock radio. The song charted very high, since there was almost nothing new that sounded like it at the time of its release.
* CreatorBreakdown: Applies in more ways than one: Staley's problems with addiction increasingly influencing the group's music, and his physical deterioration affecting his singing ability.
* FanNickname: Fans usually refer to the self-titled album as ''Tripod'' because of the three-legged dog on the front. It's also been referred to as ''Lucky'', based on an old joke.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** [[Music/{{Heart}} Ann Wilson]], [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} Chris Cornell]] and [[Music/{{Mudhoney}} Mark Arm]] contribute vocals to ''Sap''. The song in question, "Right Turn", is credited in the liner notes to 'Alice Music/{{Mud|honey}}[[Music/{{Soundgarden}} garden]]'. (Wilson sings on "Brother" and "Am I Inside"; Heart at the time owned the Bad Animals Studio where Alice were recording.)
** [[Music/{{Slayer}} Tom Araya]] makes a guest appearance on ''Dirt'', {{Metal Scream}}ing on "Iron Gland".
* OldShame: The band's origins in hair metal. Layne Staley was originally the vocalist for the hair metal band "Alice 'n' Chainz" (or however they spelled it), but none of the other members of Alice in Chains were in Alice 'n' Chainz. However, the other members [[http://aic.gsg2007.de/Fotos/AIC-%20Gallery/Sleze/ExposedAIC2.gif weren't exactly clean, either]].

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