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 RushBackStage.com.