Members of grunge-rockers Alice In Chains plan to return to an L.A. studio this
weekend to finish two new songs expected to appear on a box set tentatively scheduled
for mid-'99, according to a source close to the band. The group began work on the
songs, its first new effort in more than three years, in September. A label spokesperson
said the long-rumored box set, which could contain as many as three CDs, as well as a
videotape and extensive booklet, is not currently on the Columbia Records
release-schedule for the first quarter of '99.