I had absolutely no interest in this disk until the review, now I might have to take a listen. Mad props for the Acca Dacca story, and while we're on the topic, what about another Aussie band -- INXS? Tried to replace Hutchence and failed until they ended up on an "Idol" type show... Even if this Alice in Chains album sucks, we can all take solace in the fact they didn't do that.
There are so many examples I could have used, but that's another good one. INXS tried for years to find someone, finally did aaaaand... nothing.