Alice in Chains vocalist William DuVall talked about the band continuing without late singer Layne Staley, telling NME during a recent interview:
“We could have easily messed this up in 2006 when we came back if it hadn’t had been primarily about the desire to make music together.
“Because when you’re onstage in front of 30,000 people in Portugal, you don’t have time to think about anything other than, ‘How are we going to pull this off?’ It made us so close, because we were all each other had.
“There was this external conversation about whether we had the right to continue, but we just wanted and needed to get together to make music. And we enjoyed doing that and we enjoyed the ideas that came out of playing together.
“The art dictated our future, which I think is how it should be. That’s what led to the point we’re at now, which is 12 years later.”