Journalist David de Sola will release “Alice in Chains: The Untold Story” on August 4. The book’s entire first chapter can be read on the Macmillan web site. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Billboard magazine named “Alice in Chains: The Untold Story” in its summer “Must Reads” list, writing: “The early-’90s Seattle grunge band, long overshadowed by its hometown peers, gets its due in this debut book from a Georgetown graduate student. Taking center stage is original frontman Layne Staley who, like Kurt Cobain, found celebrity and success difficult and drugs an easy out. But there’s also a deep dive into the band’s musical influences and its impact on the broader rock scene, explaining both its roots and reach.”
The book is based on interviews with sources directly tied to the band and its history, many of whom are on the record for the first time. De Sola also combed through hundreds of pages of public records to pen what many are hailing as the definitive ALICE IN CHAINS biography.