ALICE IN CHAINS has parted ways with its management company, Core Entertainment. According to a press release issued by Core, the split was caused by "the changing nature of the music business and the increasing demand for [Core's] consulting and entertainment-related services. . . Core co-founder Bill Siddons stated that we take great pride in what we accomplished in a short time — the successful re-launching of the reconfigured ALICE IN CHAINS in a manner that protected the bands credibility."
Core will continue to provide music and television management for its existing roster which includes FU MANCHU, FIREBALL MINISTRY, Michael Glabicki, Drew Lachey, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Tom Green, Elayne Boosler, and others.
ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell recently told MTV.com that the band is working on new material and hopes to have an LP recorded by the end of 2008.
"Definitely possibly," Cantrell responded when asked whether fans could expect an ALICE record next year. "I don't think you can put a time limit on it, because first we have to come up with a record we're satisfied with, and I think we can do that."
He continued, "The body of stuff that's been coming out so far — all the riffs and song ideas — are really cool. It's really aggressive and everything ALICE was, but it's moved on into a different thing too. It's [indicative of the] transformation of this band. The dynamic is different, and it should be. But Mike, Sean and I, we're still here. We're still a big part of how this band sounds. The elements that remain and the element that William [DuVall, new singer] brings to the band are powerful things. I couldn't put a time on it, but I can tell you that [writing songs] is what we are working toward. We're gathering material and doing other business to help this band move forward."