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Name: Sean Kinney                                                                   
Born: 27 May 1966                                                                   
Sean Kinney, born Sean Howard Kinney on May 27, 1966, is a musician best known       
for being the drummer of the influential grunge band Alice in Chains. His           
interest in music was developed early by his grandfather, who was part of a band     
known as The Cross Cats, which Kinney was made a member of when he was nine         
years old. He grew up in Renton, Washington, where he attended Liberty Senior       
High School in the Issaquah school district                                         
Sean played drums for Alice in Chains for their albums Facelift, Dirt, and Alice     
in Chains as well as their two EPs Sap and Jar of Flies.                             
He sang chorus vocals through a megaphone on the hidden song from Sap titled "Love   
He also played drums for his Alice in Chains bandmate Jerry Cantrell's solo         
album, Boggy Depot.                                                                 
During the fall of Grunge popularity during the mid-ninties, he was also a           
member of a Willie Nelson tribute band that also included Johnny Cash, Kim           
Thayil of Soundgarden, and Krist Novoselic from Nirvana.                             
In 2005 Kinney reunited with the surviving Alice in Chains members, performing       
at a benefit concert for the Tsunami Disaster. Alice in Chains is currently         
touring, including a 12 city acoustic series, and has said they plan to release     
a new album in 2008.