'Back in Black' is the seventh studio album by Australian rockers AC/DC, first releases 25 July 1980. Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, the album was released by Albert Productions and Atlantic Records. 'Back in Black' was recorded over seven weeks in the Bahamas in spring 1980. Newly appointed singer Brian Johnson penned the album's lyrics and melodies, while guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young composed the music. Their sixth international release, 'Back in Black' was an unprecedented success: it has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide. The album received positive critical reception at the time of its release, and it has since been included on numerous lists of "greatest" albums.
Facelift is the debut studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, August 21, 1990. The tracks "We Die Young", "Man in the Box", "Sea of Sorrow" and "Bleed the Freak" were released as singles. "Man In The Box" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal in 1992. Facelift became the first album from the grunge movement to be certified gold on September 11, 1991. The album peaked at No. 42 on the Billboard 200 chart, was certified platinum and has gone on to be certified double-platinum by the RIAA for shipments of two million copies in the United States.
Dirt is the second studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 1992. Peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart, the album was also well received by music critics. It has since been certified four-times platinum by the RIAA and gone on to sell five million copies worldwide, making Dirt the band's highest selling album to date. The album spawned five singles: "Would?", "Them Bones", "Angry Chair", "Rooster", and "Down in a Hole"; all with accompanying music videos. Dirt was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. The music video for "Would?" was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film, as the song was featured on the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's 1992 film, Singles.
Alice in Chains is the self-titled third studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains. This is the band's first full-length studio album to feature bassist Mike Inez; their last album to feature original lead vocalist Layne Staley, who died in 2002. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and stayed on the chart for 46 weeks. The tracks "Grind", "Heaven Beside You" and "Again" were released as singles. "Grind" and "Again" were nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. The album received double platinum certification from the RIAA and has sold over three million copies worldwide.
the fifth album from the Grunge/Hard Rockers and their second since their 2005 reunion. The band features original members Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney plus bassist Mike Inez and William DuVall, who replaces original vocalist Layne Staley.