William DuVall, who was involved in the band after the death of Alice In Chains’ legendary singer Layne Staley, told of the terrible car accident he was survived.¬†

He spoke in an interview with Framus & Warwick and said:

“In those days, I was using a Dan Armstrong guitar. It was made of plexiglass and it could withstand a beating, a real beating.

I was in a near-fatal car accident with a couple of my Dan Armstrongs in the desert in early 1987. The car was completely totaled, it flipped a bunch of times in the desert.

When I got out of the wreckage, one of the Dan Armstrongs was just stuck in the ground, like Excalibur. [Laughs] I pulled it out, and I’ll be damned if the thing wasn’t still in tune. [Laughs]

Back then, the Dan Armstrongs were very inexpensive. Not like now; now, you can’t find a good one for under 4-5 grand. I got mine at a place called We Buy Guitars on the 48th street in New York back in ’84 for 250 bucks, including case.”

Alice In Chains and DuVall are currently in the studio for a new album. We are expecting that album will release end of this year.