The Nona Tapes

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The Nona Tapes
Nona Tapes.jpg
Video by Alice in Chains
Released December 12, 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Grunge, alternative metal, heavy metal, alternative rock, sludge metal
Length 25:03
Label Columbia
Producer Toby "Flobee" Wright and Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains chronology
Live Facelift
The Nona Tapes

The Nona Tapes is a 1995 mockumentary by the American rock band Alice in Chains. Because it is no longer for sale, original copies are considered a rarity. However, in 2006, Best Buy offered a DVD version for free for a limited time with purchases of The Essential Alice in Chains.


The Nona Tapes follows aspiring journalist Nona Weisbaum (played by guitarist Jerry Cantrell) on her quest to "find some Seattle rock stars" for a breakthrough story. Throughout the video, Weisbaum scours the streets of Seattle and eventually finds and interviews all members of Alice in Chains (besides Cantrell). Entwined between Nona's segments are interviews revealing the lives of the band members, and interview footage regarding the self-titled album. It also includes the video clip for "Grind", and outtake footage overdubbed with "Heaven Beside You".[1][2][3][4]

Music listing[edit]

  1. "Brush Away" Excerpt 1
  2. "Brush Away" Excerpt 2
  3. "Over Now" Excerpt 1
  4. "Over Now" Excerpt 2
  5. "Grind" Excerpt
  6. "Over Now" Excerpt 3
  7. "Head Creeps" Excerpt
  8. "Heaven Beside You" Excerpt
  9. "Grind" (Music Video)
  10. "Heaven Beside You" (Outtake footage)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
US Top Music Videos[5] 32


  1. ^ "Alice in Chains: The Nona Tapes [VHS] (1995)". Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Nona Tapes Review". Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alice-in-Chains-The-Nona-Tapes". Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Nona Tapes". Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Top Music Video – The Nona Tapes". Billboard charts. Archived from the original on 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 

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