Unplugged (1989– )
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Alice in Chains 

Alice in Chains perform an accoustic concert as part of the MTV Unplugged series.


Joe Perota


Jim Burns (creator), Robert Small (creator)




Episode credited cast:
Jerry Cantrell ... Himself - Guitar and Vocals
Mike Inez ... Himself - Bass
Sean Kinney ... Himself - Drums
Layne Staley ... Himself - Vocals
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice in Chains ... Themselves
Scott Olson Scott Olson ... Himself - Guitar (as Scotty Olsson)


In their first live concert in over 2 years (and possibly their last concert ever), Alternative/metal group Alice in Chains performs acoustically at MTV Unplugged. Includes acoustic versions of the hit songs "Got Me Wrong," "Rooster," "Would?," and "Down in a Hole." Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Music



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Release Date:

28 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Music Television (MTV) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The bassist Mike Inez has the phrase "friends don't let friends get friends haircuts" on his bass.This is directed at the members of the heavy metal band Metallica who had recently cut off their long hair. Members of Metallica were in attendance at the taping of this show. See more »


Spoofs Friends (1994) See more »


Sludge Factory
Written by Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney
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"We'll play motivation here..."
12 August 2003 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Alice in Chains were one of the few bands to come out of the Seattle grunge music scene that didn't have to cater themselves to that crowd. While they had songs that rocked to a Heavy-Metal edge (Them Bones, Again, What the Hell Have I), they had a elegiac side that seemed akin to Neil Young. In this unplugged special (one of the last times the group appeared on-stage before Lane Staley's death last year) they show their softer side (Brother, Rooster, Down in a Hole), while still playing a few of the favorites (Angry Chair, Would, Got me Wrong), and giving the audience rightly what they need- good, solid musicianship, and emotional vocals from the late Staley. Die-hard Chains fans will see this as chilling as Nirvana fans see that Unplugged show, and that gives it importance all its own. But as a show in and of itself, it's worth it for any fan of rock music, hard or even folk. Listen in for the little diddies Jerry and the boys whip up in between some of the songs.

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