We now know where Alice In Chains frontman William DuVall`s heart is in the U.S. presidential campaign.
DuVall performed at a rally for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday (October 23) at the Rockin' The Bern event in Davenport, Iowa as part of an all-star band that also included MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Marshall Crenshaw and members of Guster, the Bellrays, Quicksand, Street Sweeper Social Club and more.
DuVall fronted the crew for renditions of Tom Petty's "Won't Back Down" and Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." and told the crowd that, "For quite awhile now I've had to listen to a lot of mean-spirited talk from people who do not agree with us, saying they want their country back. But, of course, by 'back' they mean 'backwards.' The thing is, I don't wanna go backwards 'cause that's one of the reasons why I'm here tonight -- 'cause I'm feeling the Bern and I wanna take it forwards."
Alice In Chains is currently off the road after touring during the summer and is reportedly working on a follow-up to 2013's The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.
WD & presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Davenport, Iowa. Oct. 23, 2015. pic.twitter.com/awjfMk9WCB
— William DuVall (@WilliamDuvall) October 24, 2015
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.