When Layne Staley died seven years ago, Alice in Chains died with him. With Black Gives Way to Blue, the band rises from its ashes. Jerry Cantrell reflects on AiC's past glories and their new lease on life.
The following article from the December 1990 issue represents the very first time Dimebag Darrell appeared in the pages of Guitar World magazine. In the 14 years that followed, Dime was featured on our cover seven times, participated in countless exclusive features and lessons, and churned out his beloved Riffer Madness columns by the dozen. The Guitar World family is deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime friend and colleague.