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Alice in Chains Just Dropped a Cover of Rush’s ‘Tears’

On December 16th, legendary Canadian prog rock Rush will be releasing a 40th anniversary edition of their landmark album 2112. The release will come in a variety of packages but the gist is that it will feature a new remastered version of the album as well as a second disc that includes live and unreleased tracks. There will also be covers from Steven Wilson, Foo Fighters, Billy Talent, and more.

One of these covers is “Tears”, which is recorded by grunge rockers Alice in Chains. A stream of the song was quietly released this morning on Spotify, which you can hear below. The group took the song, which was already mysteriously beautiful and added a slightly eerie element, making the song their own yet still preserving all the identifiable earmarks.

Little news has come out from the Alice in Chains camp, whose last release was 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (review).

You can pre-order your copy of 2112 40th Anniversary via




  • G.A. McGillivray

    I can see it now… 40th anniversary editions of every Rush album for the next 40 years…

  • DAWnofthedead 91

    2112 is a fine album, though I think its reputation hinges on Side A. However, this sounds pretty gimmicky.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    I miss Layne.

    • Creepshow

      Yup. The sad part is everyone saw Layne’s death coming. It was just a matter of time. Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon…same thing. Back then, Scott Weiland was always next on the OD list. But he stayed straight and made decent music for a while. Then….well you know what happened.

      • Flu-Like Symptoms

        Yea. I remember hearing for what seemed like 3 years that Layne was “at death’s door”. Though I didn’t doubt it, I never lost hope he’d get himself cleaned up and the band would get back together for another run.

        I can’t believe Weiland lasted as long as he did.

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