By Zigz | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Alice In Chains vocalist William DuVall told the U.K.'s Team Rock that he is producing and directing two separate documentaries. DuVall explained that the first one, called All Alone Together: Neon Christ And Atlanta Hardcore, "is on the Atlanta hardcore scene, of which I was a part back when it first started. So I was sort of first generation of that whole thing. The film sort of compares and contrasts the scene back then in its earliest days . . . with the struggles of kids who identify as punk and hardcore now."
Duvall, who broke out on the Atlanta scene in the '80s with his band Neon Christ, added that the film focuses on "the really underground, the basement-show kind of punks, the people who keep it grass roots even today. What are their struggles now, with the Internet and with punk having been assimilated into the mass culture and all of that."
The second film is a look at the of jazz musician Milford Graves, who DuVall described as "one of the greatest musicians ever." He added, "What really makes him interesting even beyond that is his scientific work. The guy is doing this amazing cutting-edge cardiac research. It's as exciting and potentially game-changing as any research that you can ever hear about going on in that field."
Alice In Chains' fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, was released in May 2013. The CD was Alice In Chains' second album with DuVall on vocals.
The band is touring Europe at the moment but will return in early August for a string of Canadian shows.