ALICE IN CHAINS’ ‘DIRT’ BACK IN THE BILLBOARD TOP 10

Alice In Chains are back in the Billboard Top 10 with the 30th anniversary edition of their 1992 album, Dirt. The new, two-LP 12-inch black vinyl edition of the album has hit Number Nine — only three spots lower than it did during its first go around back in 1992. The new chart placement is the first time Dirt has been in the Top 10 since 1994.

Ultimate-Guitar.com reported, “Dirt is estimated to have sold 26,000 equivalent album units over the last week, which marks a 641-percent increase compared to the prior week, thanks to the remastered edition.”

Alice In Chains leader Jerry Cantrell told us a while back that the band’s late-frontman Layne Staley was a tough act to follow: “Layne was a very unique, one-of-a-kind guy. There’s, like, a handful of those guys in music, for every generation, that are that unique and that hard to cop, but a lot of people try (laughs). But there’s a lot of people that feel the weight of what that guy brought to music and have been influenced by it.”

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