Current Alice in Chains vocalist William DuVall recently drew a parallel between himself and group's late frontman Layne Staley, pointing out at several major differences.
According to DuVall, being himself is the only way to go and any kind of compromise would basically be disrespectful towards both Staley and the fans.
"All I can do from day one is be myself, be who I am," the singer kicked off in a recent 99.5 the X interview, adding that any similarities found between the band's two incantations are mostly based on music, rather than the vocal style.
DuVall then directly went to compare his own style with Staley's, saying, "There's actually a lot of differences between my voice and Layne's. He was really great in his own way ... It would do nothing but do a disservice to him and to the fans and to myself to be anything other than what I am. It's been a process and it's still kind of unfolding."
As far as the upcoming record "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" is concerned, the singer once again shared some of his views about the title track being a "comment on intolerance."
"It's taking a sort of a semi-humorous, semi-serious jab at intolerance and the salesmanship that goes with trying to put one's point of view over on someone else. We see a lot of it these days."
The band recently stirred up a big discussion with their comments regarding the US government and religion, saying they are "blown away" with some of the stands from certain government officials.
Previously announced with two video singles, "Hollow" and "Stone," "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" is set to drop on May 28 via Virgin/EMI Records as the band's fifth studio effort and the second one with DuVall handling the vocal duties.