Alice In Chains Classic Played In The Season Finale Of “Ballers” On HBO

Ballers, HBO’s hit show about the world of sports agents and consultants featured Alice In Chains in their season three finale last night. The popular HBO show starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Rob Corddry often features music from rap (the theme song is by Kendrick Lamar), pop and indie rock in the show, so when it features hard rock or metal, you really notice it. Last night setting up a crucial scene, AIC classic hit ‘Man In The Box’ was heard in an edited form. Continue reading

Vans Warped Tour, The Offspring, And Social Distortion Get Shoutouts In The Ballers Season Premiere

Ballers is the HBO series focusing on financial advisors to superstar athletes. The cast is led by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Rob Corddry. On the season four premiere, the main characters are courting a partnership with an extreme sports company led by comedian Russell Brand, and The Vans Warped Tour got a shout out. In addition, the now-defunct traveling tour, The Offspring, and Social Distortion were also name-checked. Warped Tour finished its last run as traveling tour last weekend after 23 years. Speculation on the future of Warped Tour has focused on the tour coming back someday as a destination festival. Continue reading