Singer and guitarist who became the replacement frontman for the grunge rock band Alice in Chains, the group known for songs like "Rooster."
His first band was the Atlanta-based group Awareness Void of Chaos, which was formed in the 1980s.
He has played with and has sung in many bands, including Neon Christ and Comes With the Fall.
He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was invited to join Alice in Chains by guitarist Jerry Cantrell.