According to The Pulse Of Radio, ALICE IN CHAINS singer and guitarist William DuVall told Flint, Michigan radio station WWBN Banana 101.5, a few days ago that despite opening for GUNS N' ROSES several times already on the band's reunion tour, he has yet to meet frontman Axl Rose. DuVall explained: "I have not met with W. Axl Rose as of yet, so perhaps that will happen over the next few days."
He added that he understood why Axl kept to himself, saying: "I understand completely the desire, or need, to keep to oneself, particularly on the road when you’re a vocalist and you’re faced with so many challenges, and your instrument is literally your own body. I totally understand, but nevertheless, I hope it happens, at least say hello. I really admire the guy."
ALICE IN CHAINS is opening the first five shows on GUNS' North American summer stadium run, which began last Thursday night (June 23) at Ford Field in Detroit. ALICE IN CHAINS also opened for GUNS N' ROSES twice when they kicked off their reunion tour in Las Vegas in April.
The two bands will play together in Kansas City on Wednesday (June 29) and will finish their time together with a two-night stand in Chicago on July 1 and July 3. ALICE IN CHAINS will then begin its own headlining jaunt on July 6 in Portland, Oregon, with dates booked into the fall.
DuVall said in a different interview last week that it was "too early" for the band to talk about new music, adding that he expecting those discussions to begin in the fall.
ALICE IN CHAINS' last studio effort, "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here", came out in 2013 and featured the rock hits "Hollow", "Stone" and "Voices".