Trivia: Alice in Chains

  • Author Existence Failure: Staley and Starr both died from drug overdoses.
  • Black Sheep Hit: "No Excuses"
  • Breakaway Pop Hit:
    • "What The Hell Have I" from the Last Action Hero soundtrack. While the film 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.
  • Creator Breakdown: 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.
  • Doing It for the Art: As mentioned here.
  • Fan Nickname: 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Ann Wilson, Chris Cornell and Mark Arm contribute vocals to Sap. The song in question, "Right Turn", is credited in the liner notes to 'Alice Mudgarden'. (Wilson sings on "Brother" and "Am I Inside"; Heart at the time owned the Bad Animals Studio where Alice were recording.)
    • Tom Araya makes a guest appearance on Dirt, Metal Screaming on "Iron Gland".
  • Old Shame: 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 weren't exactly clean, either.
  • One of Us: Layne Staley once boasted that when he got his first credit card, he maxed it out at a Toys R' Us buying video games.
    • One of the very last photos taken of him had him wearing a Metal Gear Solid t-shirt.
  • Reclusive Artist: Layne Staley near the end of his life.
  • Updated Re-release: Dirt sort of got one almost immediately after its release. The band looked at the tracklisting and noticed that "Down In A Hole" was the second to last track. Since they wanted the album to loosely tell a story from song to songnote , they requested that the song be placed between "Rain When I Die" and "Sickman." Thus, all pressings of Dirt released after its first few months on the market have "Down In A Hole" placed as the fourth rather than thirteenth track.