While the band came from the same grunge scene that spawned Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, AIC is more accurately described as a metal band with an alternative rock edge, according to Rollingstone.com.
The band had to reinvent itself following the drug-related death of original lead singer and co-founder
Here is a timeline about AIC:
1987: Staley, who had formed an early version of AIC with a different lineup while he was in high school in the
1989: AIC signed with
1991: The AIC song "Man in the Box" became a hit from the album "Face Lift." The song was Grammy-nominated.
1992: The band's sophomore effort, "Dirt," went platinum and it participated in the Lollapalooza Tour.
1996: AIC reconvened for the first time in three years to record and release "MTV Unplugged." Another period of inactivity followed due to Staley's battles with drug addiction.
2005: The remaining members reunited for a benefit concert for victims of the 2005 tsunami.
2009: Release of AIC's first studio album in 14 years, "
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