Just two nights ago, I was chatting with the publicist for Alice in Chains about the band reuniting and their new album. Duff McKagan already went long on how much he enjoyed Black Gives Way to Blue, AIC's new record due out next month. And it sounds like they've been making some good strides on a personal level to get beyond Layne Staley's death as a band and move forward. They've got a new lead singer and they even managed to get Elton John on the new album. Check out this Q&A over at Spin.com as the band's cofounder, Jerry Cantrell, talks about the significance of having Elton John involved, and a variety of new updates that should make AIC fans happy.