Alice in Chains later released the single "Sea of Sorrow" which was not as widely played.Finally towards the end of the month, Alice in Chains was nominated and lost the American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal Artist.Alice in Chains' next show was almost two years later in February of 1989 where they played at the Central Tavern in Seattle with Mother Love Bone.
"Dirt" later won SPIN's Album of the Year Award, which in celebration Sean Kinney decides to throw his coffee table out his window.
Later in the year Alice in Chains played with Ozzy Osbourne, but near disaster hits when Layne Staley manages to run his foot over with his ATV.
Mike Starr "grew tired of touring" and left the band, never to return, joining the crap-rock band Sun Red Sun.
Mike Inez, who had until recently played as Ozzy Osbourne's bassist, finished Alice in Chains' European tour with them and later became the permanent bassist, the "new guy" was his nickname.
During early February Alice in Chains starred as a sleazy bar band in the motion picture "Singles," playing the songs "Would" and "It ain't Like That." A month after this, they tour again with Megadeth and are nominated for a Grammy in Best Heavy Metal Performance, but again lose.