Mike Inez

Alice in Chains bassists on replacing Mike Starr and working with Ozzy Osbourne

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
June 3, 2019

By David Sands

Mike Inez of Alice in Chains made the climb to the top tiers of rock and roll bass at a very young age. At just 23 years old, he became a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, playing alongside the heavy metal legend for a period that lasted from 1989-1993. He followed that up by joining Alice in Chains shortly after their breakthrough to mainstream success in the early nineties. Aside from his longstanding relationship with AiC, Inez has also played with high-profile groups like Slash’s Snakepit, Black Label Society and Heart.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman recently had an opportunity to speak with Inez about his musical roots, meteoric rise to rock and roll prominence, influences like Dee Murray, Lee Sklar and Geezer Butler and what to expect next from Alice in Chains.

Watch our interview with Mike!


See Jon’s blog, with key takeaways from this interview, here.

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