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Alice in Chains take a ‘Right Turn’

Could it be that my recent discussion of the great 'Sap' EP by Alice in Chains inspired them to pull out a super-rarity for their return to the concert stage?

According to The Pulse Of Radio, ALICE IN CHAINS ended a nearly 10-month break from the stage on August 13 with a sold-out, semi-acoustic show at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The show — one of just two that ALICE IN CHAINS performed this month — featured a rendition of "Right Turn", a track from the 1992 EP "Sap" that has not only never been played live by this version of the group, but may not have been performed in concert before ever. The original studio version featured guest vocals from SOUNDGARDEN's Chris Cornell.

The show's finale featured guitarist Jerry Cantrell's father and a number of fans pulled onstage to sit on two couches and watch the band play "Rooster", a song written about the elder Cantrell's experiences in the Vietnam war.

Probably not.

But if you don't own 'Sap,' you seriously need to remedy that situation.