Alice in Chains’ William DuVall recently joined an interview with DVL Recordings backstage at Academy Green Room in Dublin. DuVall talked about the hardships he faced while recording a live album in the studio.

William DuVall started to focus on his solo career in 2019, besides his contributions to Alice in Chains since 2006. He initially released two singles ”Til The Light Guides Me Home’ and ‘White Hot.’ Later on, the debut album entitled ‘One Alone’ came out on October 4, 2019.

After he hit the road to promote the album, the rocker announced that he would release a new album wholly recorded live entitled ‘11.12.21 Live-In-Studio Nashville.‘ DuVall declared the release date as June 10. The first single, ‘Rockslide,’ from the album, came out in April 2022. The singer mentioned in a previous conversation that he did not use a computer and tape during the process of recording.

In a recent interview, DuVall revealed that recording a live album was more challenging than a usual album recording in the studio as he did not have a second chance for the process. The rocker resembled recording a live album to broadcasting a live show because he had to be careful not to make even a minor mistake technically. As Duvall mentioned, if he did a wrong thing during the process, the whole team would have to start from the beginning.

During the interview, William DuVall explained:

“It’s a live-in-the-studio record, so it’s not like I went into the studio for a month. It was more like I went into the studio for an evening, and we cut it live there straight to lacquer, which means that you’re cutting straight into the plastic disc that’s going to be used to make your LP. So there’s no fixing of any kind that can be done; it’s simply not possible.

What you play is what you get. It’s essentially like doing a live radio broadcast or television broadcast, only with the added technical pressure of someone having to cut a needle into the lacquer live while you’re playing. So if anyone messes up, whether it’s the lacquer-cutting engineer, the recording engineer, or the musicians, everyone has to start over.”

You can watch the entire interview below.