Before recording Dirt, the foursome kept busy by quietly releasing a mellow, guest-laden EP titled Sap and making an appearance in Cameron Crowes recent Seattle-based film, Singles. [194] He also played guitar on Smith & Pyle's debut album, It's OK To Be Happy, released in 2008. This story is from the November 26th, 1992 issue of Rolling Stone. Large Button Pins - Alice in Chains Facelift Album. [41] Cantrell's father played the sheriff in the music video for "Cut You In".[155][156]. $2.50 + $3.49 shipping . April 26th, For Columbia, signing Alice in Chains was a deliberate move to regain the A Vietnam veterans son who cut his teeth on old AC/DC, Kiss and Ted Nugent albums, Cantrell had joined up with bassist Mike Starr and drummer Sean Kinney but couldnt convince Staley to join the group. [125], About the pressure being put on DuVall for replacing Staley as lead vocalist, Cantrell said, "To put all that weight on Will's shoulders is unfair. - S1 E3 Poker Night Live! Look forward to setting it free upon your ear holes sometime soon. [32] It would not be until the age of 17 that he began seriously playing an electric guitar. [102] Their first compilation, titled "Live", was released on December 5, 2000. } Cantrell has been most famously seen playing a G&L Guitars' Rampage model. [105] The band featured Damageplan vocalist Pat Lachman, as well as other special guests including Maynard James Keenan of Tool, Wes Scantlin from Puddle of Mudd and Ann Wilson of Heart. [320] Cantrell also stated that he's sick of the hypocrisy that's taken over many facets of organized religion. 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They never could find anything wrong with me. The first is a Rampage model which is very similar to the instrument most closely identified with Cantrell, known as the "Blue Dress Rampage" for having an image of a vintage pin-up girl wearing a blue dress, which Cantrell taped to the top of his first guitar. (90) $15.00 FREE shipping. "itemListElement": [ While video footage from Cantrell's official website claimed that he wanted to work solo for some time,[151] his comments in Guitar World stated otherwise: It's something I never really wanted to do, but the way things have played out, it's like, why not? By the end of the album, its pretty obvious it didnt work out as well as I thought it would., Staley also expresses his current sentiments onstage, introducing one grim number as a song about a hopeless fucking junkie.. 38 on its list of "The 66 Best Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists of All Time". [323], Cantrell underwent shoulder surgery twice. Proceeds from the concert benefited the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and further the mission of Rhonda's Kiss, an organization that helps cancer patients in need. We're not interested in stepping on [Staley's] rich legacy. [21] His father is an Army veteran, and his mother was an amateur organist and melodica player who worked as an administrative assistant for the Clover Park School District in Pierce County, Washington. Discography includes; Facelift (1990), Dirt (1992), Alice in Chains (1995), Black Gives Way to Blue (2009), The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013). 37 out of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" also by Guitar World in 2012. [170], In November 2014, during an interview on radio 95.5 KLOS, Cantrell was asked if he had any plans on doing more solo work, to which he replied: "I don't know. [280], In 2016, Blend Guitar ranked Cantrell at No. [53], While living in Dallas, Cantrell met an early incarnation of the band Pantera and started a long friendship with brothers Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul. [62] Kinney pointed at his girlfriend and said: "that's weird cause that's his sister". [174], On December 6 and 7, 2019, Cantrell performed two sold-out solo concerts at the Pico Union Project in Los Angeles. What a crazy journey always is. The EP also features Mark Arm of Mudhoney and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, who appeared together on the song "Right Turn", credited as "Alice Mudgarden" in the liner notes. It's one of those things where if you take a break and allow things to settle in, it might be harder to get up again. [29][30], Cantrell moved back with his mother to Spanaway where he attended junior high. Albums: Alice in Chains Dirt Close (esc) Close. You can view the photo below. "item": { Ranking Artist #349: Steel Panther 42 concerts to May 28, 2023 #275: Toto 42 concerts to April 25, 2023 #183: Halestorm 8 concerts to February 09, 2023 #297: Bullet for My Valentine 27 concerts to April 03, 2023 #219: Tesla 14 concerts to An MTV-hyped clip for Man in the Box, with its macabre image of a monk with his eyelids sewn shut, helped push the single into the Top Twenty. Subsequent work with the revamped Alice in Chains may have stalled this release. [31] In his senior year, Cantrell became choir president,[31] and the quartet sang the national anthem at basketball games and won competitions with the highest marks achievable. with vocalist Phil Anselmo of Pantera and Down and bass player Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, then they played "Rooster" with Ann Wilson and Comes with the Fall vocalist William DuVall. All Rights reserved. Before that, he had never gone on tour without it. [270][271] In January 2019, Dunlop released a new version of the pedal, with a design based on Cantrell's tribal orca tattoo created by Coast Salish artist Joe Wilson, and lyrics for the Alice in Chains song "Rainier Fog" on the bottom plate. the first album of DuVall's band, Comes with the Fall. [233], On January 16, 2019, Cantrell along with William DuVall, Pearl Jam's guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament, and drummer Josh Freese performed Soundgarden's "Hunted Down" at the Chris Cornell tribute concert "I Am the Highway". [328] Cantrell explained the surgery saying, "The thing that set me back is I had some bone spurs [and] cartilage issues in my shoulders. The place was open twenty-four hours, and there were always bands playing, chicks going in and out, beer and drugs everywhere, some really wild times., Related Stories As part of a quartet, he sang the national anthem at basketball games and won singing competitions. [349], In 2015, Alice in Chains donated two dollars from every pre-sold ticket of their summer tour to help the family of a fan named Stefan Dayne-Ankle, who died after a battle with leukemia. Legendary rock band Alice in Chains is making a stop at the the historic Brady Theater in It's time to let it be. [37], Cantrell is featured in the 1992 movie Singles, along with the rest of Alice in Chains performing the songs "It Ain't Like That" and "Would?". [75][78][57], Although Alice in Chains has been labeled grunge by the mainstream media,[79] Cantrell identifies the band as primarily heavy metal. Metallica Celebrate Alice in Chains With Tender Cover of 'Would?'. [285][286], In 2011, Cantrell appeared on a spot for NADCP, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. The two models most closely identified with Cantrell are instruments manufactured in the 1980s. It was in this huge warehouse called the Music Bank that had fifty different rooms, Cantrell says. [242] This guitar features a fixed bridge and the addition of a neck pickup. To celebrate the. [16] Cantrell was ranked at No. Alice in Chains (often abbreviated as AIC) is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney,[1] who later recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley. "[118], Cantrell canceled the show that he was scheduled to perform at 98 Rock's Livestock Festival in Zephyrhills on April 28 in order to attend Staley's funeral in Seattle in the same day. A lot of Alice stuff is written that way "Them Bones" is a great off-time song.[238]. 7. [56] Cantrell, Mike Inez and Sean Kinney also thanked Staley in the album's liner notes. [13] Guitar World Magazine ranked Cantrell as the 38th out of "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004,[14] and the 37th "Greatest Guitar Player of All Time" in 2012. No hidden symbolism for this bunch. [71] After three months of negotiations, Alice in Chains signed to Columbia Records on September 11, 1989. "[329] While recuperating at home in a sling, Cantrell heard a riff in his head and sang it into his phone. [18][19] He grew up in Spanaway,[20] and is the oldest of three children. [56], Three weeks after his mother's death on April 11, 1987, Cantrell went to see the band Alice N' Chains perform at the Tacoma Little Theatre, and was impressed by the voice of the lead singer, Layne Staley. This was a cool surprise at the AIC Pop-up Museum today. [123] The band didn't have a record label at the time and the album was funded by Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney. [335][336][337], In 1996, Cantrell became involved with anti-racism organisation Artists for a Hate Free America,[338] alongside other musicians including Jeff Ament, Beck and Michael Stipe, to film public service announcements, and pose for a national ad campaign. While living in the basement of Curtis' house, Cantrell was roommates with Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder. Alice In Chains was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance for Grind. [220], On May 12, 2012, Cantrell made a duet with Somar Macek accompanied by the Synergia Northwest Orchestra for a performance of Elton John's "Levon" at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, during a benefit concert for music education in Northwest public schools. [254][255] Also a Gibson Custom Shop Jerry Cantrell SG,[256][254] a 1952 Goldtop Les Paul,[257] an Ernie Ball Music Man EVH[258][259] that was a gift from Eddie Van Halen in the 1990s, but has been stolen from Cantrell,[260] a dark blue Mosrite Ventures model,[261] a Dean Michael Schenker USA V,[262] and Dean Soltero guitars. The opening performance will be the first full show by Alice in chains, live since September 2019, when they appeared with Korn in support of the Rainier FOG album. Cantrell went to the emergency room but they could not do anything for him there, since the bone had slipped back in his hand and he would need a reconstructive surgery, but he had to wait for a couple of weeks for that to happen. [324][325] During a chat at on November 29, 2011, Cantrell revealed that he had gone through another surgery earlier that year, this time in his right shoulder[326] and that he was in the tail end of the rehabilitation process. #aliceinchains #dionnefarris #grammys.. To celebrate theAlice inChainsguitarist's birthday, here are 10 things you might not know about him: 1. Jerry's a really solid blues-rock guitarist, very tasteful and emotive. Jerry's tone on that one is insane. That movies soundtrack considerably boosted the groups profile when the crunchy dirge Would? caught on. and "Man in the Box". Did you know that mile for mile, Oklahoma offers the nation's most diverse terrain? [213] "This band is really just about having fun and playing tunes that we were fans of growing up," Cantrell stated. in tribute to Andrew Wood", "Alice in Chains - Chart History - Billboard 200", "American album certifications Alice in Chains Jar of Flies", Recording Industry Association of America, "Hearing From Alice After Quiet Year, Alice In Chains Hammers Out New Album With The Hard And Heavy Sound Fans Will Appreciate", "Gold & Platinum RIAA Alice in Chains (1995)", "Flashback: Alice in Chains Play Final Show With Layne Staley", "Alice in Chains Concert Chronology: MTV Unplugged Session", "Ex-Alice In Chains Members Enlist Damageplan Singer, Others For Benefit", "Kinney drums up enthusiastic response for tsunami benefit", "Alice in Chains owns stage in tsunami-relief show full of surprises", "Alice in Chains - "Brother" (Ft. Ann Wilson) Seattle, WA, Nov 24. [94], Alice in Chains broke up for six months following the cancellation of their opening act at the Metallica tour in July 1994,[26] citing "health problems within the band". That tour was a real challenge, because were not a speed-metal band, says Kinney. I had the same issue in the other shoulder about six years ago so I've had them both done now. 14 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. Ours is a little more brooding and introspective. When Alice in Chains' first album went gold, Cantrell sent both teachers a gold record. As you can see, Cantrell says, Im into some twisted shit. Indeed, he endures a four-hour-plus session, getting a strange array of gruesome faces inked onto his arm, reaching from the wrist all the way up to the crook of his elbow. 7 activities (last edit by ExecutiveChimp, 22 Aug 2020, 03:06 Etc/UTC). My first and foremost love has been this band and always has been. "@type": "WebPage", [153] The title comes from the ghost town of the same name in Oklahoma, which is the area that Cantrell's father grew up in. [35] Besides singing, Cantrell also played guitar, piano, clavinet, organ, and steel drums on the album. } }, [182], Cantrell has appeared as guest guitarist on several albums and projects, including the Danzig album Blackacidevil (1996), in which he played on three tracks ("See All You Were", "Come to Silver" and "Hand of Doom"),[183] and the Metallica album Garage Inc. 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The only reason I did those two records is because we weren't working as a band. That's the choice I took. But the bands are different. The bridge is a Kahler Tremolo as opposed to a Floyd Rose tremolo which was commonly seen on instruments made throughout the 1980s and 90s. Or, do you give it a shot, try something? I kinda focus my energy there [in the band]. [86] The EP has been certified gold,[87] and it features guest vocals by Ann Wilson from the band Heart, who joined Cantrell for the chorus of "Brother", and Staley for the chorus of "Am I Inside". Alice in Chains ALL LOCATIONS. Jerry appeared in the 1996Tom Cruise filmJerry Maguire, playing an employee at a copy shop.