One I am the biggest AIC fan in the world. I love Alice in Chains. Technically they are about even, but from watching live videos to hearing their studio work I have to go with Starr. In Would?, Starr drives the chorus a lot better, and in Man In the Box, his transitions in the chorus are better. He is smoother across the neck than Inez is. I saw them live when they first got Devall in 2006. Inez is talented and I think he is good, but sometimes he was playing a little weak in songs that should of had more drive. Where I think in the live vids I have seen of Starr, he kept the band tighter. Inez best work was Jar of Flies and I love the song "Rotten Apple". Great bass melody. Yet in the heavier things I think in Dirt and Facelift, Starr's work is better than the bass work on Tripod, and Black gives way to Blue.