Alice In Chains is the subject of a Funny Or Die mockumentary called AIC 23, which also features guest appearances from members of Metallica, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Guns N' Roses and more. According to Blabbermouth, the 11-minute film follows a fellow named Alan Poole McLard, a film studies professor at a community college who is trying to make a documentary about Alice In Chains without their cooperation. So instead McLard does his best to interview other musicians that may, or may not, have influenced the group throughout the years -- and some of them may look familiar under their wigs and costumes.
- Musicians who appear in the film include Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo from Metallica and Duff McKagan of Guns fame.
- Along with the already released "Hollow" and new single "Stone," the film features snippets of new tracks "Voices" and "Phantom Limb."
- All the songs are taken from Alice In Chains' upcoming fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which is due out on May 28th.
- The band will perform "Stone" on the April 10th edition of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.
- Alice In Chains will hit the road on a spring trek that starts on April 25th in Miami Beach and includes headlining slots at the Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville and Rock On The Range festivals.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch AIC 23:
DID YOU KNOW? Funny Or Die is a comedy video web site founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions. The site contains exclusive material from famous contributors such as Judd Apatow and James Franco, as well as original material from its own team. Guests in many of the clips have included Charlie Sheen, Ryan Gosling, Patrick Stewart, Daniel Radcliffe and Charlize Theron.
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth and Funny Or Die -- agree or not?
shapechangerVII wrote: "Funny stuff, but McCready, you need to not have that haircut."
Tim wrote: "Funny or Die? Neither. How about 'meh.'"
jorgen wrote: "That was 11 minutes I'll never get back."
Eleven wrote: "that was excellent on all levels!"
Joe Herrera wrote: "Hahaha!! It just dawned on me that those are the band members!"
Charanjeet Billen wrote: "This was brilliant, especially sean's hipster."
Chris Martin wrote: "Holy christ, So not funny...."
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