Alice in Chains are the heaviest of the "Big 4" grunge bands, so it's no wonder that they toured with metal bands like Pantera and Slayer in the early Nineties, and became a metalhead favorite.
Count among AIC's metalhead fans Max Cavalera, of Sepultura, Soulfly, Nailbomb and Killer Be Killed fame. In celebration of the Seattle sons' sophomore album, Dirt, turning 30, Cavalera revealed to Metal Hammer his favorite song in the band's entire catalog. Naturally, it's a heavy one: Dirt's iconic closer "Would?" See what he had to say about it below.
I first heard it on a movie soundtrack [1992's Singles] and I really dug that melody, it was beautifully sung by Layne. We did some gigs with Alice in Chains and Ozzy Osbourne back in the day, and Layne would come hang out on the bus with us — he was real cool. In fact, Ozzy used "Would?" almost every day for soundcheck — I don't know if the sound guy was obsessed with them or whatever, but he would play it five or six times in a row some days. That stuck with me, but luckily I love that song so I didn't care.